General Rules

1. Images may be of any subject but will be judges as pictorial in nature. They may be naturalistic, creative or experimental and can be digitally manipulated in any manner.

2. Images must have significant photographic content ie. From a traditional photographic process, digital camera or scanner. Images created solely in a computer are not acceptable.

3. All entries must be the original copyright of the photographer submitting them. Images taken by someone other than the author are not acceptable. The copyright to all components of a composite image or triptych image must belong to the entrant, for example, post-processing/digital editing by someone other than the author is not acceptable.

4. There are separate competitions for prints and projected digital images. Entries may be colour or monochrome except where specified in a trophy competition.

5. Each entry in a club competition shall be awarded points by a judge up to a maximum of 20.

6. An image may be submitted in a second points competition if it has scored 17 points or less in its first outing. This must be done within 12 months of its first competition entry. If an image has been entered for competition previously under a different title, authors should inform the competition secretary.

7. When a competition is for a specific trophy (eg. Andrews Cup or SB Cup) then a single winning image will be chosen by the judge. A trophy will only be awarded when there are two or more entrants in the applicable competition.

8. You cannot enter an image into both PDI and Print competitions in the same season.

9. Images which have been used within a Triptych scoring 18 or above may not be used within another Triptych entry.

10. Images which have been used within a Triptych scoring 18 or above may not be used as single images in Print or PDI competitions within the same season. Images scoring 17 points or below may be used as single images.

11. An image which has been significantly altered from the original is classed as a new image for competition purposes, for example, significant cropping. The Committee will have the final say on the degree of alteration allowed.

12. Only 1 image in a run or strip of images may be submitted into competitions, very similar images are not allowed.

13. Acceptance of a late entry is entirely at the discretion of the Competition Secretary preparing the competition.

14. While the author remains a member of Croxley Camera Club, digital image files will be retained in the club’s image database at the discretion of the Competition Secretary. Such images may be used by the club for entry into external competitions and may be used for club publicity purposes unless the author requests otherwise on their membership form. Copyright remains with the author.

Classes of Author

Members are split into two classes dependent on their previous photographic standard.

New members are usually classed as Intermediate unless they have external recognition for their work eg. PAGB Awards or RPS Distinctions., or if they were previously an advanced member of another camera club.

The committee will decide which members should progress from Intermediate to Advanced on a yearly basis. This decision will be based on average scores in competitions across the season.

Members will have different ratings for Print and PDI competitions so it is possible that you will be in a different class for both disciplines.

 

 Projected Digital Image Competitions

 The 66 Cup For the Intermediate Class member gaining the most points in Open and Set Subject PDI Competitions (“points” competitions) in a season. Points are accumulated from the top 11 scores in a season for each entrant.
The Presidents Cup For the Advanced Class member gaining the most points in Open and Set Subject PDI Competitions (“points” competitions) in a season. Points are accumulated from the top 11 scores in a season for each entrant.
The SB Cup For the best digital image taken on a club Studio Evening within in the last 12 months. Members can enter up to 5 images in this competition.
The Landscape Cup For the best digital image of a Landscape. The definition of a landscape is based on the Park Street Landscape Competition rules; “A landscape image should capture the beauty or interest in the variety of the views we see around us in the outdoor world.”
The Colour Challenge Cup For the best digital image of the year.  All images scoring 18 points or above in the current season will be automatically entered. If oversubscribed, only images scoring 19 or above will be entered.
Members Choice For the members favourite image of the season. All images that score 20 points in a PDI Points competition will be automatically entered.

 

1. Each member can submit up to 5 images for entry into each competition unless specified. If the competition is over-subscribed 5th, 4th, 3rd and potentially 2nd choice entries may be removed at the discretion of the competition secretary. The order of 1st , 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th choice entries is determined by the image filename.

2. All images must be provided in JPEG file format.

3. Images should be 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high maximum. (Eg. portrait format images will be 1050 on the longest side and landscape format images will be 1400 on the longest side). Images should have a colour profile of sRGB. They should also be in RGB mode (even for monochrome).

4. All images must be named correctly with the sequence number, title and the author’s name in this format: Sequence number + space + image title + underscore + author name, e.g. 01 Flowers_David Smith.jpg

5. Images can be provided either on a CD or Memory Stick, or they can be submitted via the club website www.croxleycameraclub.com. Images will no longer be accepted by email.

6. All CD’s/memory sticks must be handed to the Competition Secretary at the club night (Thursday) prior to the competition date

7. Online entries must be submitted by midnight on the Saturday before the competition.

 

Triptych Competitions

 

The Tricket Cup For the member gaining the most points across two triptych competitions in the season. One of the competitions will be Open and the other will be a Set Subject.

1. A Triptych is a single PDI image which is made up of either three different images or a single image which has been split to make three images.

2. Triptych images may also contain a fourth background image instead of a plain background.

3. Each member can submit up to 4 images in each triptych competition.

4. Submission rules for Triptych images are the same as for PDI images.

 

Print Competitions

 

 

The Woollen Cup For the Intermediate Class member gaining the most points in Open and Set Subject Print Competitions (“points” competitions) in a season. Points are accumulated from the top 15 scores in a season for each entrant.
The Hammond Trophy For the Advanced Class member gaining the most points in Open and Set Subject Print Competitions (“points” competitions) in a season. Points are accumulated from the top 15 scores in a season for each entrant.
The Corbishley Shield For the best colour print of the year. All images scoring 18 points or above in the current season will be automatically entered. If oversubscribed, only images scoring 19 or above will be entered.
The Andrews Challenge Cup For the best monochrome print of the year.  Monochrome is defined as black and white with or without graduated tones. It can be modified by a single tone rendered over the image. All images scoring 18 points or above in the current season will be automatically entered. If oversubscribed, only images scoring 19 or above will be entered.

1. Each member can submit up to 5 prints for entry into each competition. Each entry should be marked 1,2,3,4 or 5 in order of preference. If the competition is over-subscribed entries marked 5, 4 or 3 may be removed at the Competition Secretary’s discretion.

2. Entries can be entrant or trade processed. Each print must have an image size of no less than 7×5 inches and be securely mounted on a firm mount. On the back of the mount must be the Members Name, whether A or I and the title of the image.

3. Electronic versions of each print must be provided in JPEG format.

4. Electronic versions of prints should be 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high maximum. (Eg. portrait format images will be 1050 on the longest side and landscape format images will be 1400 on the longest side). Images should have a colour profile of sRGB. They should also be in RGB mode (even for monochrome).

5. Electronic versions of prints must be named correctly with the sequence number, title and the author’s name in this format: Sequence number + space + image title + underscore + author name, e.g. 01 Flowers_David Smith.jpg

6. Electronic versions of each print should be provided either on a CD or Memory Stick, or they can be submitted via the club website www.croxleycameraclub.com. Images will no longer be accepted by email.

7. All CD’s/memory sticks must be handed to the Competition Secretary at the club night (Thursday) prior to the competition date

8. Online entries must be submitted by midnight on the Saturday before the competition.

9. All prints must be delivered to the hall on the evening of the competition by 7:40pm at the latest.

 

Special Awards

The Diamond Jubilee Trophy Awarded for the most points gained by a member in their first season entering print and PDI points competitions. The scores will be accumulated from the top 11 PDI scores and the top 15 print scores across the season for each entrant.
Most Improved Photography Award This is a discretionary award given to a member who has shown an outstanding improvement in their photography. The committee will decide whether this will be awarded on a yearly basis.

 

 The internal competition rules were amended by the CCC Committee on 3rd September 2014.