Competition Rules

Competition Rules of Leominster Photographic Club 2021.

This page explains the Competition Rules of LPC, however changes may be applied at any time.

Members can submit up to three colour photographs and three monochrome* photographs for each competition. Please note these numbers may change according to entry totals during the year.

At the end of the evening the judge is asked to choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd and two commended from each category to enable points aggregation towards “Photographer of the Year”.

1st = 4 points. 2nd = 2 points. 3rd = 1 point. commended = 1/2 point.

Entries must not have gained a first, second, third or commended award in a previous competition.

An entry into a competition MUST have been taken in the 12 months prior to the date of judging.

No competition will be held with fewer than ten entries per category.

Digital Competitions:
1) Submit photographs as follows:

Image size to be a minimum of 1600 pixels and a maximum of 2000 pixels across the longer side. Individual images must not be larger than 20MB each.

Compettion Rules 2000 px wide example

Max 2000px wide

Competition Rules2000px wide example

or 2000px high


Submitted images must be saved in RGB JPEG format at maximum quality.

Images must use the title of the photograph as the filename. For example: An Evening Sunset.jpeg. The title should comprise letters and numbers only. The image title should not contain reference to the author. ** Diptychs and triptychs are acceptable. That is two or three images on one digital canvas and saved as one file.

2) Image Submission

Please submit images by email to lpc-competition@outlook.com on or before the closing date with a covering message to clarify identity of author and the images. For users with a limited email attachment size, please send each photograph individually.

Print Competitions:

Each member can enter up to three colour and three monochrome* prints.

All entries are to be handed in on the night, and must be the authors own work. Prints have to be at least 10 x 8 inches mounted and not exceed 16 x 20 inches. Panoramas, diptychs and triptychs are acceptable if kept within the mount size.


Monochrome*:

A black and white work with greyscale tones ranging from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category.

diptychs and triptychs**

These are a brillant tool for photographic storytelling. They present two or three images which can be from the same session or they can be polar opposite to show opposition or contrasting ideas.


How to send images via email for all competitions

The method that should be used when sending images to be collated for competition.

Email to lpc-competition@outlook.com

Subject = Images from ( your name) for (competition date)

Text in email = Colour followed by the names of the images submitted. Monochrome followed by the name of the images submitted.

Attach your images in jpeg form

Note: images are to be named exactly the same as the titles you have you in the the email.


Photo of the Year

Photo of the Year: members vote for this, from the 1st placed colour and monochrome image from every competition held during the year. The vote takes place at the AGM.