External competitions

There are a number of external competitions throughout the year, usually organized by the Chilterns Association of Camera Clubs, the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain or by their member clubs. Some of the competitions are entered by the club itself, others can be entered by individual members. We aim to represent the club in suitable external competitions wherever possible.

The CACC Rosebowl

The Rosebowl is an inter-club PDI competition organized by the CACC on a yearly basis. It takes place over three rounds at different member clubs, with a final for the highest scoring clubs in those rounds. 15 images are needed from each club for each round. The CCC committee select images from members in September to represent the club in the first round and can then alter the selection from round-to-round across the season.

  1. Images must be no more than 2 years old at the start of the event season (1st September). Age is determined by first showing at any club competition.
  2. Images do not have to be entered in a club competition to be entered into the Rosebowl. Any new images which you think would be suitable can be offered to the committee for selection.
  3. All entries must be the original copyright of the photographer submitting them. Images taken by someone other than the author are not acceptable.
  4. Images must NOT have been used in a previous year in the same CACC event.
  5. Images must be in JPEG format and should be 1400 x 1050 pixels max (the same as CCC internal competition entries). They should also be named in the same format as CCC internal PDI competition entries.
  6. Members can offer up to 10 images to the committee for selection in September and we can select no more than 4 per member for each round of the competition.

XRR Visions

VISIONS is a projected digital image trophy competition aimed at individual competitors from any PAGB affiliated club, held in November by XRR Camera Club.

  1. Each entrant must submit three images in JPEG format and sRGB colour space with a maximum height of 1050 pixels and maximum width of 1400 pixels.
  2. All elements of the images must be derived from the original photographic work of the entrant. Images which have previously been entered into an XRR Pre-Visions event as print, slide or digitally projected image are not eligible.

Full rules can be found at www.xrrphoto.org.uk

Park Street Landscape Competition

The Park Street Landscape Competition is held annually in October by Park Street Camera Club. The CCC committee select 8 PDIs from members in September to represent the club. The briefing for the judge will be “a landscape image encompasses the natural beauty, variety and breadth/depth of the landscape” and so any entries should focus on that aim.

  1. Images must be in JPEG format and should be 1400 x 1050 pixels max (the same as CCC internal competition entries). They should also be named in the same format as CCC internal PDI competition entries.
  2. Members can offer up to 10 images to the committee for selection in September and of the selected images we can enter no more than 2 per member.

PAGB Inter-Federation Print Competition & Exhibition

The Inter-Federation Print event is judged in early June, and exhibited in several locations from July to January. CACC Club members are invited to submit colour and monochrome prints to the local organiser (See CACC Committee page on the CACC website) by the date of the CACC Finals/Rosebowl day.

  1. All prints MUST be on mounts http://www.health-canada-pharmacy.com EXACTLY 50x40cm.
  2. For inclusion in the catalogue, prints should be accompanied by a digital file of the image. A full copy of the rules is available at www.pagb-photography-uk.co.uk

PAGB Inter-Federation Projected Competition & Exhibition

The Inter-Federation Projected event is judged in early October, and is then issued on CD for showing locally. CACC Club members are invited to submit digital files to the local organiser (See CACC Committee page on the CACC website) by 1st September.

All entries to the CACC Championship and the Chilterns Hundred Members’ Exhibition will be considered automatically.

CACC Chilterns Hundred Exhibition

The Chilterns Hundred Exhibition takes place at the CACC Championships Day in March each year. The competition is entered by the club and each member can enter one image. There is no limit to the number of entries a club can submit for judging.

All entries to the Chilterns Hundred Members’ Exhibition will be put onto a CD and made available to Clubs. Clubs entering the Exhibition will receive the CD free.

Projected images submitted to the Chilterns Hundred Members’ Exhibition will be retained and considered by the CACC selectors for the PAGB Inter-Federation Projected Competition & Exhibition.

CACC Projected Championship

The CACC Projected Championship takes place at the CACC Championships Day annually in March. Clubs can enter 15 images with no more than 3 per author. Last year the images were selected from Rosebowl entries and high scoring internal competition entries from the current season.

The requirements for preparing each image file are on page 18-19 of the CACC Year book, and are summarised here:

  1. The mode must be RGB (even for monochrome images), and the colour space must be sRGB.
  2. The file type must be jpg and maximum quality is recommended.
  3. Images will be projected at 1400 x 1050. Images may be submitted at larger sizes but will be scaled down in proportion to fit. See also rules listed above for CACC Championship Day events.

CACC Print Championship

The CACC Print Championship takes place at the CACC Championships Day annually in March Clubs may submit 15 prints (no more than 3 per author), with optionally a nomination of 6 of these (no more than 2 per author) for the Best Panel of Prints Exhibition. Alternatively, Clubs may submit 6 prints (no more than 2 per author), all of which are then entered for the Best Panel of Prints Exhibition. Prints are selected by the Print Secretary from the high scoring prints in internal competitions in the current season. The CACC Championship competitions are subject to the following rules:

  1. An image may not appear in both of the Print Championship and Projected Digital Championship events.
  2. An image in either of the Championship events may appear in the Chilterns Hundred Members’ Exhibition. [However, Clubs are asked to limit overlap, in order that the maximum variety of work can be shown on the day.]
  3. An image nominated from the Print Championship to be in the Best Panel of Prints Exhibition may not then appear in the Rosebowl Final.

The PAGB Great British Cup

The Great British Cup is a PDI competition run by the PAGB that is judged each February, and Clubs enter on their own initiative.

A Club may enter either the Open Cup, or the Small Clubs Cup. A Club may also enter the Nature Cup.

The committee will select entries from the Rosebowl entries and the high scoring images from the current season.

Entered images will be put onto CD for clubs who have entered the competition.