Annual Exhibition Rules

    1.  General

          • The competition is open only to financial members of the Club
          • Submission of entries will imply acceptance of the Rules
          • Entries will only be received using the Entries Web Page. The Closing date and time of 11:59pm on Monday, 23rd October 2017.
          • This year, as last year, the Annual Exhibition and presentation night will be held at the Hamra Centre. 1 Brooker Terrace, Hilton SA 5033 opening on 12th. December 2017.
          • The prescribed fees must be paid as follows:- Each image entered will cost $1, capped at a maximum of $15 and is payable to the treasurer on or before the AGM night on October 24, 2017). The fees will not be refunded for any image deemed to be ineligible.
          • All images Images must be captured using digital or film process. These may be manipulated later using computer software or at the printing stage in the case of film capture.
          • All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
          • Any images submitted previously  in the Club Annual competition are not eligible for entry in this year’s competition, regardless of the score achieved previously.
          • New images and images previously submitted in the club’s regular and trophy competitions (irrespective of score) are eligible for entry.
          • Substantially similar images by the same author may not be entered in this competition, regardless of categories and format.
          • All eligible entries will be exhibited at the Annual Exhibition.
          • Print entries that remain at the club premises unclaimed by the author for a period of more than three (3) months after the relevant competition may be disposed of at the discretion of the club.
          • Entries may be duplicated or copied for the ACC historical collection and/or web site or any other websites affiliated with the Adelaide Camera Club, including but not limited to the Adelaide Camera Club blog, the Adelaide Camera Club Facebook page, and the SAPF website. Entries may also be included for use in club sets to represent the Adelaide Camera Club in exhibitions and/or competitions.

         

           2.  Exhibition Categories

    Members are able to enter up to four (4) entries in each of the following categories.

          • Mono Prints - Open
          • Mono Prints - Portrait
          • Colour Prints - Open
          • Colour Prints - Portrait
          • Digital Images - Open
          • Digital Images - Portrait
          • Prints or Digital Images - Nature
          • Digital Images - Experimental
          • Prints or Digital Images - Landscape
          • Digital Images - Travel
          • Prints or Digital Images - B Grade Open

         

           3.  Prints

          • Minimum print size 6.5" x 4.5" (16.5cm x 11.5cm), or 29.25 square inches (190 square cm).
          • Maximum presentation size (including mount) is 16" x 20" (40.5cm x 50.8cm). Notwithstanding, panoramic images (those images whose the length: width ratio is greater than 3:1) are permitted only in the Landscape section of the Annual Exhibition, providing the total length (including matting) does not exceed 39" (100cm).
          • The back of the print is to be clearly marked with the author’s name, image title and image number corresponding to the category on the entry form.
          • Entries must be submitted via the Entries Web Page. Images should be handed to the Treasurer, Chris Woods, at the meeting on Tuesday 10th. October 2017 or at the AGM on Tuesday 24th. October 2017. Judging will be done at a later date.

         

      4.  Projected Images

          • The maximum horizontal dimension of each digital image must be no more than 1920 pixels and the maximum vertical dimension must be no more than 1024 pixels.
          • Each digital image file should in the JPEG-format, sRGB colour profile, and a maximum of 3MB in file size.
          • Entries must be submitted via the Entries Web Page.
          • Each image must have a unique title. It is preferable to have the title with less than 30 characters.

         

           5.  Definitions.

        • Monochrome: Any image containing shades of only one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the whole image. Partial toning or the addition of one colour is not eligible.

          Colour
          prints to include all colour prints and prints made on black & white paper completely or partially toned in more than one colour, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.


          Open: 
          Open to images of any subject matter.

          Panoramic image:  An image whose length: width ratio is greater than 3:1.

          Portraiture:
          A likeness of a person, especially one showing the face.

              • may include more than one person, but preferably not more than two.
              • may show all or part of the person i.e. may range from tightly cropped face to full length
              • may include settings and objects pertinent to the nature of the subject, eg home, work, leisure etc., but such settings or objects must be subordinate to the subject.
              • The subject should not be engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer.

          The following examples would not be acceptable as portraits;

              • A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the image.
              • An image where the subject is actively engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer. eg a football player taking a mark.
              • A landscape where a figure is included, but the landscape is dominant.

          Classic Portrait:
          Any portrait image considered by the judges to be “classical” and have an enduring quality.

          Nature:
          Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality, while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.

          No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature of the story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene are permitted, including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
          Colour images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct- capture or derivations, are not allowed.

          Experimental:
          An image that displays novel effects because of an unusual combination of objects and / or unusual viewpoint.  Images that have been modified either during exposure or  after exposure are eligible. All image components must have been exposed by the entrant.

          Landscape:
          An image that features the natural scenery of the terrain.
          May include buildings, people and animals but they must not be the main subject.
          May include a seascape featuring the sea or  waves.

          Travel:
          The definition of a travel photo is as per the Photographic Society of America:

              • A travel photo is one that captures the feeling of the time and place, portrays a land, it's people, or a culture in its natural state, and has no geographical limitations.
              • The image must evoke a feeling of being there. When looking at photos taken by others they should evoke in the viewer a feeling of being there.
              • Photos taken within the city limits of Adelaide, the suburbs of Adelaide and nearby towns (within 2 hours drive) are excluded.
              • Ultra close ups which lose their identity, studio model shots, clearly posed shots, and images with anything other than brightness, contrast, sharpness or simple filter (sepia, black and white, warming, cooling, polarising) manipulation are not acceptable.
              • An image that ‘could be anywhere’ is not acceptable.

          B Grade Award:
          Open to B Grade members only.
          Open subject either print or digital images.

         

            6.   Judging

        • Three judges will be chosen by the committee.
          The committee will award the trophies based on the advice of the three judges.
          The following awards will be made from the competition:

              • Top Mono Print – Open
              • Top Mono Print – Portrait
              • Top Colour Print – Open
              • Top Colour Print – Portrait
              • Top Projected Image - Open
              • Top Projected image - Portrait
              • Top Nature Image – Print or projected image
              • Top Experimental Image - Projected image
              • Top Landscape image - Prints or projected image
              • Top Travel Image (Suitcase Photography Trophy) – Projected Image
              • Top Classic Portrait
              • Champion Print (either colour or mono)
              • Champion Projected Image
              • Encouragement award (Selected by the Committee)
              • President’s trophy

          Merit and highly commended certificates will be awarded as decided by the judges.

          A report card with the total score from the three judges will be provided to the entrant after  the Annual Exhibition presentation night.

          Although entries must be made via the Entries Web Page., the following PRINTABLE PLANNING SHEET can be used to help collate your entries ready for submission.