COMPETITION RULES

 

COMPETITION CATEGORY A CATEGORY B
1 (L1) OPEN COLOUR/ MONO NATURE
2 (L2) OPEN COLOUR/ MONO CORNISH CULTURE
3 (L3) Incorporating Memorial OPEN COLOUR OPEN MONO
4 (L4) OPEN COLOUR/MONO STREET PHOTOGRAPHY
Advanced Verses Intermediate OPEN COLOUR/MONO UNSEEN IMAGES

 

IMAGE OF THE YEAR COMPETITION    THE BEST OVERALL IMAGE OF THE YEAR FROM DIGITALS AND PRINT

Competitions Rules

 

  • (1) Members are entitled to enter all competitions when they have paid their subscription and have been given a number by the Competition Secretary.

 

  • (2) Members may submit up to SIX images in any competition as defined on the programme unless otherwise stated with a maximum of 3 in any of the following categories.  Both A and B Categories have a PRINT and DIGITAL IMAGE (L) = Points go towards the league.
  • (3) Digital Images should be sized at 1024 x 768 at 300 dpi. The maximum width of the image is 1024 pixels and the maximum height is 768 pixels.  Entries should be titled with Category Letter (A or B), Image number (01, 02, 03), Membership Number and Title A03_56_The Winner refers to the third digital entry in category A from member number 56 with a title of ‘The Winner’

 

  • (4) Prints should be on a mount size of 40 x 50 cm (20 x 16 inches) and on the reverse should have the title following the naming convention in point 3 above.  No other information should be shown.  All entries for external competitions must be on a mount of 40 x 50 cm.

 

  • (5) All entries to be with the Competition Secretary at least two weeks before the competition (prints and digital) unless otherwise requested by a club officer or committee member.  Hand-in of Prints can be made at any club meeting before the closing time/date.  Hand-in of digital images on CD/DVD or Memory Stick can be made at any club meeting before the closing time/date.  Digital Images can also be emailed to the Competition Secretary but must arrive before the closing time/date.  Please submit all entries with a completed Competition Entry Confirmation Form. Entry to competitions will close at 8.00pm on the deadline date.

 

  • (6) Points earned for the league are 1st (10 points), 2nd (7 points), 3rd (5 points) & HC (2 point) –    The number of HC’s is dependent on the number of entries in the category.  Categories with 5 or less entries = no HC’s, categories with 6-10 entries = 1 HC, and categories with 11 entries or more = 2 HC’s.
  • (7) Each Category is divided into an INTERMEDIATE and ADVANCED  Movement from Intermediate to Advanced is by league table position at the end of the season.  The Intermediate member achieving first place in the league will definitely move into the ADVANCED category.  Intermediate members achieving second, third or fourth places will be offered the option to progress to ADVANCED.   New members may join the Advanced Section straight away if information on their completed membership form demonstrates appropriate prior knowledge and achievement.

 

  • (8) Image of the Year Competition.   You may submit up to 3 prints and 3 digitals selected from your best images.  All of these images must have been shown in any of the 4 league competitions in the current CRCC year.  The judge will be asked to choose the best overall image from the print and digital submissions, which will then win the Image of the Year trophy.

 

  • (9) Memorial Competition (incorporated into L3). The judge will be asked to select and allocate the normal league scores and places according to the League Rules.  In addition the judge will be asked to choose the overall TOP IMAGE.  This image will win the Memorial Trophy.

 

  • (10)For the Advanced verses Intermediate competition each member may submit three digital images that must be previously unseen. I.e. not shown in any competition for the year.

 

  • (11) If you feel that your image should have won/been more successful and did not get awarded points you may show it for a second time in the league in order to obtain a second opinion.  Only one image in any competition can be used for this purpose.  No image that is so similar to one already entered by the author may be entered again (other than covered by the ‘second time’ rule mentioned above.  No image entered as a colour image may be converted to mono and entered again (or vice-versa).  No digital image may be re-entered as a print (or vice-versa) – this applies to the 4 league competitions and not to external competitions such as inter-club or CPA / WCPF competitions for example.

 

  • (12) All members are entitled to attend “Selection Evenings” where the selection of images for external competitions will be decided by a panel of four advanced members and one intermediate member.
  • (13)In all cases the original image MUST have been taken by the photographer, whatever photographic medium is used.
  • (14) All shields and trophies come from the CRCC competition system.  For the 2015-16 season they will be:
  • League Winner – Shield and Cup (Intermediate). Shield to be held for a year and the cup retained by the winner.  All engraving costs to be covered by CRCC.
  • League Winner – Shield and Cup (Advanced). Shield to be held for a year and the cup retained by the winner.  All engraving costs to be covered by CRCC.
  • Image of the Year – Shield and Cup (Intermediate OR Advanced Member). Shield to be held for a year and the cup retained by the winner.  All engraving costs to be covered by CRCC.
  • Memorial Winner – Shield and Cup (Intermediate OR Advanced Member). Shield to be held for a year and the cup retained by the winner.  All engraving costs to be covered by CRCC.

 

DEFINITIONS

MONO:

A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey (0-256)

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.

On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category

NATURE:

Avoid human elements but Bands on animals & birds are acceptable.

Not acceptable, would include hybrid plants & cultivated plants.

No domestic or feral animals. No removal of parts of the image other than cropping

HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning are OK.

Image can be converted to monochrome but no IR images allowed

Images taken in wildlife parks, zoos, game farms and where subjects are totally dependent on man for food are OK.

 

CORNISH CULTURE:

The Culture of Cornwall has distinct customs, traditions and peculiarities. Cornwall, a non-metropolitan and ceremonial county of England, a duchy, and a Celtic nation, has many strong local traditions. Your image should therefore clearly portray the traditions of Cornwall in a way that does not rely on the image title to define the photograph.

STREET PHOTOGRAPHY:

Street Photography expresses life outdoors in all conditions of a situation, place or time.  The representations of human elements are important but not essential.  What is important is that the image tells a story.’

 

 

Please ask a committee member for assistance with the understanding of these rules if required.

 

Chris Kelly 

Competition Secretary

27th April 2016

 

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