PRINTS must be mounted.
The maximum mount size is 500mm x 400mm.
Although smaller mounted prints than the maximum are acceptable for internal Club competitions and Club exhibitions they will not be eligible for consideration for external Battles or Exhibitions unless remounted at 500 mm x 400 mm.
lf the correct orientation of a print is not obvious from the subject then the top edge on the back of the mount must be marked 'TOP'.
Prints must clearly show on the back the title, member’s number, section and T or C (see info below)
No names are to be shown. Title - max. 35 letters inc, spaces
Number the prints in order of preference.
e.g. 01 The Sunset 321 Beg T 02 A Car 321 Int C 03 Flowers 321 Adv T
Sections are either: A (Advanced), Int (Intermediate) or B (Beginners).
Please send jpeg's of your entries to the Competition Secretary for use on this website or on Zoom meetings.
Please note: Entries to Open competitions must be declared as either “Traditional” or “Creative” by the photographer at the time of entry, by means of a suffix of “T” (Traditional) or “C” (Creative) added to the entry class and on the email list sent to the Competition Secretary - see Competition Rules
"Traditional” images shall be those that are created in camera with post-production limited to cropping, minor retouching of blemishes, selective lightening and darkening, and removal of minor distracting or unwanted objects by digital cloning. Focus stacking and High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing are allowed. Stitching together multiple images of the same scene to create a panorama is also allowed. Images where the essential truth of the photographic statement has been altered in processing, including digital alterations of the main subject matter or selectively incorporating elements from more than one original photograph (including importing main subjects, background or skies that were not present in the original scene) shall NOT BE ELIGIBLE to be classed as “Traditional” images.
“Creative” images shall be those depicting “altered reality”, defined as images which do not fit the description of “Traditional” images.
If an entrant fails to declare entries as “Traditional” or “Creative”, the competition secretary shall assume they are “Creative” and mark them accordingly for judging.
If you do not wish to print your own images, then you may choose to use DSColourlabs (https://dscolourlabs.co.uk) or SIMLab (https://www.simlab.co.uk) both of whom offer a very reasonable printing service (other print shops are available).
If you do not wish to cut your own mounts, Paper Spectrum (https://www.paperspectrum.co.uk) offer pre-cut mounts, although you will need to make sure that your images are correctly sized to the pre-cut mount window.
For more info on mounting prints - Please see 'Print mounting information'
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