Competition Rules

This is a brief run down of the rules for our internal competitions, full rules can be found in our handbook. FULL RULES may be found in the Club Handbook

Prints or Digital Images will not generally be given marks in Club Competitions.

The Author of the winning Print, Set of Prints or Projected Digital Image will receive a certificate.

Points will be awarded to all entrants and count towards winning the Tipler Trophy ( a yearly award ) and be awarded as follows :

1st = 6 points, 2nd = 5 points, 3rd = 4 points, Highly Commended = 3 points, Commended = 2 points and Entered = 1 point.

Internal judges will also receive 5 points, as they cannot enter their work in the competition they are judging.

A winning Print, Set of Prints or Digital Image may not be entered into the same competition in subsequent years.

Colour or Monochrome work may be entered into any competition unless specified otherwise.

The standard of presentation of entries will be taken into account by Judges.

Maximum mount size is 20 inches by 16 inches, with the Print Title only, on the back of the print. The authors name should not appear anywhere on the entry.

Digital slides ( PDI’s ) should be resized to a maximum of 1920 pixels by 1080 pixels, with the height being a maximum of1080 pixels, and saved in ‘.jpg’ format in sRGB colour space.

An entry form must be used to enter any club competition, with a maximum of four entries per author per section* (this number may be reduced by the Competition Secretary).

There is no age limits on prints or digital images entered into club competitions.

* Separate Print and PDI sections may appear in a single Competition, such as Salvers. You may thus enter two prints and two PDI’s in this Competition.