STANHOPE PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY
RULES FOR SOCIETY COMPETITIONS
(September 2017 / 2018)
GENERAL CONDITIONS OF ENTRY
1.1 The entrant accepts the rules and conditions governing as set herein.
1.2 Whilst it is understood that the Society, Competition Secretary and Judges will take all reasonable care of
submitted work, all entries are submitted at the authors risk.
1.3 No competition entry will be accepted unless, on or before the date of the entry into the competition(As
printed on the syllabus).
1.4 The entrants name, membership No., and title must be clearly displayed on the entry.
E.G Members No. Entry title
01 'Title of choice'
1.5 All entries shall be the sole work of the author.
1.6 Digital entries must be submitted in JPEG format with a maximum file size of 2mb and with maximum pixel
dimensions of 1400 X 1050 in the horizontal and vertical planes respectively.
Landscape Style Entries must be of a maximum width of 1400 pixels and a maximum height of 1050pixels.
Portrait Style Entries must be of a maximum width of 768 pixels and a maximum height of 1050 pixels.
N.B. From P.A.G.B. the above sizes are now used for competitions, files that contain excessive amounts of ' 'Metadata' could be too large to upload for online competitions. Images should therefor be saved as Jpegs quality 10 (80% the colour space used should be RGB including Mono/ Black & White.
1.7 Print sizes can be from 7" X 5" (10.5cm X 12.7cm) up to a maximum size of 16.5" X 11.7" (A3) and should be
submitted unframed, and mounted on board not exceeding 20" X 16" ( 50.8cm X 40.4cm) the board should not exceed 3mm in thickness.
1.8 Any winning IMAGE cannot be entered into other image competition.
Any winning PRINT cannot be entered into any other print competition.
The exceptions being the 'PRINT of the YEAR and IMAGE of the YEAR competitions.
Other exceptions being (A) Overlapping of competition and entry dates. (B) A.V. competition.
1.9 Entries for the INTERNAL KNOCKOUT TROPHY should be submitted WITHOUT ANY manipulation ,other than
minor retouching and cropping BUT any such manipulation must NOT alter truth of the image.
P.A.G.B NATURE DEFINATION (February 2003)
Nature Photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plant in their natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena .
Photographs of animals which are domesticated and photographs of cultivated or hybrid plants are INELIGIBLE
Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for NATURE subjects, such as BARN OWLS or STORKS adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces i.e. Hurricanes or Tidal wave reclaiming it.
Any manipulation or modification is LIMITED TO minor retouching and must NOT alter the truth of the original scene, photograph
PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR TROPHY
Is awarded to the member that attains the highest number of points awarded to each winning entry of all competitions (1st 12 points; 2nd 8 points; 3rd 4 points; 2 points H. Commended; 1 point awarded to every entry.
With the exception of the Novice Trophy, Internal Knockout Trophy and Ladies V Gentlemen Challenge Trophy.)
FOUNDER MEMBERS A.V. TROPHY
Members may submit on entry, consisting of a selection of images with audio (Music / commentary) the entry should last approx. 3mins.
Entries should be submitted as EXE (Executable File Format (a) Pictures to Exe. (b) Proshow Gold software.
In line with Royal Photographic Society and N.C.P.F. rulings and guide lines.
(The above programmes are used because, the software embeds a viewer into the image file so that the Judge does not need to download multiple viewing software in order to view and judge the entries.)
J.J. GRAY (PORTFOLIO) TROPHY
A Portfolio entry should consist of a panel of FOUR (4) prints, the prints must be complementary to each other.
The entry will be Judged as a panel and panels will be placed 1st; 2nd; 3rd; or Highly Commended, if the placing is justified.
WEARDALE (Mono /Black & White Print) TROPHY
Members can submit up to three prints mono or black and white.
(A mono print shall will be considered to a print consisting of shades of the same colour.)
INTERNAL KNOCKOUT TROPHY
Members can submit up to 3 images, they will be Judged on the night.
The submitted entries will be Judges in pairs, with one of each pair being selected to go in to the next round, until the final round when a 1st; 2nd; and a joint 3rd will be chosen.
(POINTS FOR THE PHOTOGRAPHER of the YEAR TROPHY ARE NOT AWARDED FOR THIS COMPETITION)
This competition is open to members who have NOT won a FIRST place in any of the following competitions.
1) J.J. ALLEN PRINT of the YEAR TROPHY;
2) FOUNDER MEMBERS (A.V.) TROPHY;
3) Rev. GRAHAM TROPHY;
4) J.J. GRAY PORTFOLIO TROPHY;
5) ANNIVERSARY TROPHY;
6) WEARDALE TROPHY;
7) WILDING TROPHY;
8) IMAGE of the YEAR TROPHY.
(DUE TO THE LIMITED ENTRY OF THIS COMPETITION POINTS ARE NOT AWARDED TOWARD THE PHOTOGRAPHER of the YEAR TROPHY.)
LADIES V GENTLEMEN Members Competition.
This is a friendly Internal Competition between the male members and the female members of the Society.
Each Male member must submit 3 Images.
Each Lady member can submit up to 4 images.
(This is in order to allow for an even number of entries from each team)
Each Team will elect a member to act as Captain for the evening.
Each image will be judged on the night and awarded points the team (Male or Female)with the most points will be judged as being the winners of the competition.
Images for use in competitions must be resized as stated (1400 X 1050pixels (as supplied by P.A.G.B.)
Landscape Style................Max Width 1400 pixels Max Height..................1050 pixels.
Portrait Style.......................Max Width 768 pixels Max Height..................1050 pixels.
A free to download software to resize images is available which when setup will automatically resize your images.
the software is called "Fotosizer"