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COMPETITION SUBJECTS   2017-18

There will be six competitions during the season (3 x Digital and 3 x Print)

Each competition will be held on a separate night - the intention is to maximise the judging time availale on competition night.

 

 

There will be TWO themes (CONTRASTS and ON THE STREET) for the DIGITAL section, plus ONE open competition.

 

There will be ONE theme (TRANSPORT) for the PRINT  section, plus TWO open competitions.

 

 

All images, either print or digital must originate from either digital capture or from traditional film. Where digital capture has been used, the Competition Secretary reserves the right to see the original with RAW or .jpg as generated by the camera or recording medium.

The whole of the image must be taken by the photographer and that person must hold the copyright to all parts of the image used.

COMPETITION RULES

All competitions are open to all members of the Society regardless of experience and we encourage as many members as possible to enter as they will benefit greatly from the comments made on the images by the judge - who is not a member of the Society. We also hold internal appreciation evenings when the images are commented on by members of the Society and the member will also be asked to give any comments they wish on the picture and any reasoning behind why it was taken and any post production work on the picture.

 

There are two general classifications:   DIGITAL   and   PRINT

 

For each competition, a member may submit up to THREE images. Images cannot be entered in more than one competition if they have been awarded a placing or highly commended. Images that are similar to a previously-awarded image are also excluded. Images that have not been placed may be used in another competition. The best TWO scores from each member in each competition will count towards the final results.

 

The judge will give each image a score out of 20 and will be asked to determine 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and as many "Highly Commended" or "Certificate of Merit" awards  as he/she considers.

 

When there is a set subject, the image should be the member's visual interpretation of the subject and that interpretation will be taken into consideration by the judge as well as the technical qualities of the picture. As part of these rules, there will be guidance notes on the set subject which will also be given to the judge.

 

PRINTS

 

These should preferably be mounted and the mount should be to a maximum size of 500mm x 400mm. Prints in excess of this figure may be excluded at the discretion of the Competition Secretary. There must be nothing on the front of the print that will give any indication as to the identity of the author. On the back of the print there should be a title of the print and its author. The title should be on the top edge of the print so that the presenters will know which way the print is to be dispolayed.

 

The titles should be emailed, handed to or posted to the Competition Secretary to be received no later than MIDNIGHT on the THURSDAY before the date of the competition. The actual print to be handed to the Competition Sectretary no later than 19:15hrs on the competition evening.

 

DIGITAL

 

The digital image should be no larger than 1400px x 1050px, with the 1400px being the horizontal dimension of the image and the vertical dimension being no larger than 1050px even for a portrait image. Images should not be larger than 1.5Mb and they should be saved as a .jpeg file.

The images MUST be:

 

  *   Emailed to the Competition Secretary by no later than MIDNIGHT on the THURSDAY before the date of the competition OR

  *   Handed on a disc or memory stick to the Competition Secretary either at a meeting or at his home by the THURSDAY before the date of the competition.

 

The images must all be titled as follows:

The title of the picture should be in capital letters for the whole of the title, followed by the word "by" and then the author's name in lower case with capital letters only at the start of each name.

 

Example:   THE RED COAT by Brian Davis.jpg

 

NB. problems have been experience with digital images that have been saved in Paint Shop Pro - as it saves the file as a .JPG which is not recognised by the marking software used by the Society. If you use this program, please discuss it with a member of the Society.

 

 

Competition Secretary:

Brian Davis 

1 New Road, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, Derbyshire S42 6TB

Tel: 01246 275433

FINAL COMPETITION PLACINGS

(Winter Season 2016-17)

 

                                  DIGITAL                                                                         PRINT                                                                     OVERALL

ENTRANT               PTS

Paul Townson

Simon Beynon

Richard Beresford

Andrew Evans

Howard Pratt

Liz Story

John Rutherford

Martin Mosley

Shirley Davis

Tim Ramsay

Brian Davis

Paul Heaton

Stephen Frost

Stephan Presland

Roger Barnes

Pervaiz Iqbal

Mark Wildsmith

Talat Iqbal

Richard Johnson

Paul Sewell

Peter Davison

James Grieve

Will Nightingale

Steve Williams

Katie Beresford

James Hogg

180

174

167

167

162

161

160

158

156

154

153

122

118

118

99

91

68

65

63

59

58

58

56

35

31

28

1

2

3=

3=

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13=

13=

15

16

17

18

19

20

21=

21=

23

24

25

26

1

2

3=

3=

5

6

7=

7=

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20=

20=

22

Paul Townson

Simon Beynon

Brian Davis

Shirley Davis

John Rutherford

Richard Beresford

Martin Mosley

Tim Ramsay

Liz Story

Howard Pratt

Stephen Frost

Roger Barnes

Mark Wildsmith

Andrew Evans

Steve Williams

Richard Johnson

Will Nightingale

Paul Sewell

Chris Mellows

Katie Beresford

Raymond Rowe

James Hogg

ENTRANT               PTS

ENTRANT               PTS

183

180

163

163

154

153

151

151

147

132

119

93

70

68

67

57

55

42

35

31

31

27

Paul Townson

Simon Beynon

Richard Beresford

Shirley Davis

Brian Davis

John Rutherford

Martin Mosley

Liz Story

Tim Ramsay

Howard Pratt

Stephen Frost

Andrew Evans

Roger Barnes

Mark Wildsmith

Paul Heaton

Richard Johnson

Stephan Presland

Will Nightingale

Steve Williams

Paul Sewell

Pervaiz Iqbal

Talat Iqbal

Katie Beresford

Peter Davison

James Grieve

James Hogg

Chris Mellows

Raymond Rowe

363

354

320

319

316

314

309

308

305

294

237

235

192

138

122

120

118

111

102

101

91

65

62

58

58

55

25

31

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

10

11

12

13

14

15

16

17

18

19

20

21

22

23

24=

24=

26

27

28

Competition Award

Congratulations to Paul Townson, who fought off stiff opposition from from fellow members Simon Beynon, Richard Beresford and Brian Davis to complete a clean sweep in the competition awards this season, winning digital, print and overall sections.

Paul Townson (right) receiveing his awards from CPS President Andrew Evans at the Society's AGM in April