Competitions

The club members actively participate in a number of internal and external competitions throughout the year.

 

External Judges are invited to critique and judge many of the internal and external competitions, they provide impartial advice so that club members can develop their photographic skills. 

 

Internal Competitions 

 

Club Competition for prints and digital images

 

Members are encouraged to submit images fitting the following categories, the set subjects are 'Pattern', 'Action' and 'Autumn'. These will also be published in the programme

 

  1. open DPIs

  2. open prints

  3. set subject DPIs 

  4. set subject prints

 

 

Internally we have three annual Trophies for club members

 

  1. The Chairmans Cup  

         This is for the single best Digital image and club members (excluding the Chairman) can submit one digital image on the night.

The Chairman will decide the overall winner.

 


   2.   The Panel Trophy

         Requires that a panel of four prints are submitted on the night.

The winner will be from a blind ballot of the club members.

From the WPF:  A Panel consists of prints, either monochrome or colour. It will normally be to the applicant’s advantage if his/her panel (or digital sequence) has a central single theme. However, two separate themes can sometimes work well together – totally different subjects are unlikely to succeed.

The assessors will of course be looking for a high, consistent technical standard, coupled with the ability of the applicant to communicate his/her feelings and intentions.The individual way in which the photographer interprets and displays his/her chosen subjects will be recognised and commended, provided it is positive and consistent.

If the treatment given by the applicant indicates a pictorial content, then it will be assessed as a pictorial panel whatever the subject. However, if the work shows the approach of the photographer to be of a record style illustrating factual information rather than creating an emotional response, then the panel will be assessed as pure record photography. The lack of any pictorial quality will in no way be to the applicant’s disadvantage.

Presentation of the work submitted will be taken into consideration.

     3.   The Jim Yendle Trophy

           This will be decided by Jim Yendle and will change from year to year. 

 

The subject for season 63 (2020/21) is TBC. This should be a mounted print, any size any shape

 

Flickr Competition

 

From time to time the club runs themed Flickr competitions, club members can enter one photograph that meets the chosen theme, club members will then vote on the winner. click here to access Flickr

 

Internal Competition Submissions

 

For internal competitions images may be submitted in your chosen media  as either a print or a digital Image. 

Images may be re-submitted to Internal Competitions provided they have not placed 1st - 3rd in a previous Internal competition. This is to allow members to gain additional critique from different judges and to allow members the opportunity to improve their images based on feedback, where possible. Images that have been substantially re-worked may be considered to be a 'new' image. This will be looked at on a case by case basis, but examples of substantial rework may include conversion between colour and black and white, major cropping, use of an image in a composite. 

Prints and digital images should be submitted following the sizing rules below, but a reasonable tolerance can be given for Internal competition. Please bear in mind the limitations of our club display equipment. Internal competitions have a more relaxed approach on the dimensions but please note that using the below sizings is good practice to save rework when using the images for external competitions and battles.

 

Externally we participate in a number of Battles with other camera clubs

 

Barry Camera Club / Cardiff Camera Club / Merthyr Camera Club are some of the clubs we do battle with. 

External Competitions and Battles

 

Winning Prints and digital images from internal competitions may be collected by the Competitions Secretary prior to the External competition or Battle. 
The Competitions Secretary will send out an email requesting submissions prior to the battle, no submissions can be accepted after the date stipulated by the Competitions Secretary. 

The digital images will be critiqued by a panel of minimum three members who will decide which images to submit. 
If your images are chosen then the Competition Coordinator will notify you with further instructions. 

Prints and digital images must be submitted following the sizing rules below. 

 

Printed Images - External Competitions and Battles

 

Photographic prints must be mounted to the following specification 20" x 16" / 50cm x 40cm.

 

All prints must be submitted for the relevant competition by  the specified date, no late entries can be accepted. 

 

In house competitions 

Membership number - Image title - Category 

1000 - great image - open 

 

 

 

Digital Images - External Competitions and Battles

 

Required format - digital images must:

Landscape orientation; the longest side, (horizontal) must not exceed 1600 pixels 

Portrait orientation; the longest side, (vertical) must not exceed 1200 pixels

 

 

Digital examples for External use - Would it be allowed?

 

Landscape format

1600px x 900px

Yes

 

Landscape format

1600px x 1200px

Yes

Landscape format

2000px x 1050px

No

Landscape format

1600px x 1300px

No

Landscape format

2000px x 1200px

No

Portrait format

900px x 1200px

Yes

Portrait format

1000px x 1200px

Yes

Portrait format

1200px x 1600px

No

All images are copyrighted by their photographer. Please contact the club for more information

This site was designed with the
.com
website builder. Create your website today.
Start Now