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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

 

 

NB: submission of images for entry into a competition indicates acceptance that these images may be displayed on the Society's website.

This includes the top five scoring prints - for which a digital version of the image, conforming to the normal digital entry requirements, will be required.

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 entries. Entries cannot be entered in more than one competition if they have been awarded a placing or highly commended. Entries that are similar to a previously-awarded entry are also excluded. Entries 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 displayed.

 

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 experienced with digital images that have been saved in Paint Shop Pro - as it saves the file as a .JPG and 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

COMPETITION RESULTS

(Winter Season 2017-18)

 

2nd November - Open Theme (PRINT)

                                                  TITLE                                                             ENTRANT                       PTS

RX142

FALLOW DEER STAG

SUPERBIKER

BEMPTON GANNET

WINGWALKER

BLACK HEADED GULL

BRIDGE TO CROSS

PUFFIN STUDY

AIRBORNE AND FLOWING

CLOUD FOREST ORCHID

JET BOAT

PEAK SUNSET

SUNSET BEACH

CASTLE WALLS

DERBYSHIRE MIST

FEEL THE HEAT

TARTAN SPINNER

THE GREETING

TREE BY THE LAKE

CHATSWORTH SCULPTURE

DIRIGIBLE SATELLITES

GOLDEN ECHINACEA

LOW SUNLIGHT ON THE LIMEKILNS

MATLOCK

SPEED

STANDING TALL ABOVE THE CLOUDS

THE ART OF DISTRACTION

THE ENGINE DRIVER

ANGEL OF THE NORTH

BIRDLIFE ON ARRAN

DOWN BY THE RIVER

LIGHT SPHERE

LONDON NIGHT TIME

LONDON SKYLINE

LYME HALL

RED DEER STAG

RHODES HARBOUR

SHELL APPEAL

PLEASLEY COLLIERY

TEA BREAK IN THE BELL FOUNDRY

Paul Townson

Raymond Rowe

Paul Townson

Paul Townson

Brian Davis

Raymond Rowe

Simon Beynoin

Simon Beynon

John Rutherford

Tim Ramsay

Brian Davis

Richard Beresford

Richard Beresford

Martin Mosley

Shirley Davis

Stephen Frost

John Rutherford

Katie Beresford

Shirley Davis

Martin Mosley

Peter Davison

Tim Ramsay

John Rutherford

Richard Johnson

Katie Beresford

Martin Mosley

Simon Beynon

Shirley Davis

Andy Childs

Andy Childs

Katie Beresford

Andy Childs

Richard Johnson

Richard Johnson

Tim Ramsay

Richard Beresford

Stephen Frost

Brian Davis

Stephen Frost

Raymond Rowe

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© All images are also copyright to the photographer, please contact via email info@chesterfieldphotosociety.org if you are interested in using any photographs