Competitions – Draft

Monthly Club Competition Rules

General Information
It is a condition of competition entry that images gaining either highly commended or merits may be displayed on the Adelaide Camera Club website at the discretion of the Committee.

    1.  All competitions shall be open to financial members of the Club only.
      The objects of the competitions shall be:

        1. To allow members the opportunity of viewing and comparing the work of other members.
        2. To select exhibits which are adjudged to be of sufficient pictorial and technical quality to receive merit certificates or highly commended certificates
        3. To discuss the merits of each exhibit and thus to encourage improvement in members' work, such discussion to take place after judging has been completed.
        4. To decide, by means of points awarded, which members in each grade are adjudged the foremost exhibitors during the year.

       

    2. Competitions shall be held at the meeting in the month as set out by the committee in the club programme.
      Any exhibit not taken away from the Club room before the expiration of three (3) months from the date of the monthly competition in which it was entered shall become the property of the Club and may be sold, destroyed, or otherwise dealt with as the committee determines.
    3. Competitions organisers and assistants shall be appointed annually and their duties shall be:
      1. To receive entries of images, to record the authors and titles of same and to record awards, if any, gained by such entries.
      2. To exhibit the images in a satisfactory manner so that they may be viewed by the members and judge or judges.
    4. The President or committee or a deputy nominated by the President or committee shall appoint a competent person or persons to act as judge and critic or each monthly competition.
    5. Print and digital image competitions shall be conducted in two grades, namely 'A' (advanced) and 'B' (novice) grades. Members commence in 'B' grade and advance to "A' grade.
    6. In case of dispute, the decision of the committee shall be final.
    7. Any 'B' grade member, after receiving ten (10) merit certificates in print and digital competitions combined may, should he or she so desire, immediately receive promotion to 'A' grade in that section. Should he or she not desire such immediate promotion it shall be made at the end of the Club year during which the member qualified for such promotion.
    8. "Silver Star" and "Gold Star" Members.
      1. Any member obtaining fifteen (15) merit certificates in either print or digital sections in the 'A' grade monthly competitions shall be designated "Silver Star Member" for that particular section.
      2. Any member obtaining fifty (50) merit certificates in either print or digital sections in the 'A' grade monthly competitions shall be designated "Gold Star Member" for that particular section.

      How to enter a Competition

      Entry to all competitions is done electronically.
      All competition entries must be made through the online competition entry form located on the Competition Entries - Submit Entries Page
      Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
      It is required that you lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see your image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print.
      Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

      Sections & Judging

      1. Entries will be judged in three (3) sections: Colour print, Monochrome print, and Electronic Digital Image (EDI). Entries shall be limited to three (3) images per section
      2. Entries of each section will be judged in two (2) categories: Set subject (as outlined in programme) and Open subject.
      3. Members are permitted to enter up to three (3) images per section (Colour Prints, Monochrome Prints and Digital Images). However, there is a limit of two (2) images in the Open section and one (1) set topic image in each section. That is a maximum of nine (9) images per competition.

        Each entry will be award a score of 1 to 10, indicating:

        • Merit = 9 or 10 points (certificate awarded)
        • Highly Commended = 8 points (certificate awarded)
        • Acceptance = 6 or 7 points

Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Monochrome Prints section.
A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

      1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
      2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
      3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
      4. Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
      5. Framed prints will not be accepted.
      6. The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
        • The title of the picture (optional)
        • The name of the entrant
        • Grade -  A grade or B grade
        • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print

Colour Prints (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means.)

Colour prints may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Colour Prints section.
A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
  3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
  4. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
Framed prints will not be accepted.

  • The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
    • The title of the picture (optional)
    • The name of the entrant
    • Grade -  A grade or B grade
    • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print 

      Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
      Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
      1920 pixels on the horizontal side and 1080 pixels on the vertical,
      the file should be no more than 3MB in size and
      Colour Space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1

      You may enter only one (1) image in the SET category and no more than two (2) images in the Open category. That is a maximum of three images in the Electronic Digital Image (EDI) section.
      A competitor's name on digital image shall not be visible when the image is viewed or projected in the normal manner.

      1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
      2. All images must have started as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
      3. Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG.
      4. EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

     

Awards

Aggregate Points System:

  1. Each entry in the monthly competition shall receive points awarded by the judge to a maximum of 10 points per entry.
  2. The member gaining the highest total of points in each grade in monochrome print, colour print, or digital sections shall be the aggregate winner for the year for that grade. In event of a tie, joint winners will be declared.
  3. Awards of merit and highly commended certificates shall be as decided by the judge or judges for each monthly competition.
  4. An image which has been awarded a "Merit" or "Highly Commended" certificate in a monthly competition, that is 8 or above, shall not be eligible for entry in any future monthly competition but shall be eligible for entry in the Club Annual Competition or Special Competitions, if it has not been entered previously in any of those competitions.
  5. An image not awarded a "Merit" or "Highly Commended" certificate in a monthly competition, that is 8 or above, may only be entered one more time in a monthly competition, regardless of the score the second time around.
  6. Substantially similar images by the same author may not be entered in any one competition, regardless of categories and format.
  7. Images substantially similar to an entry in previous competitions by the same author, regardless whether they are digital image or prints, are not eligible (Entrants may be required to prove eligibility).
  8. Entries in monthly competitions will not be accepted more than 30 minutes after the designated starting time of the competition unless by previous arrangement.
  1. Special competitions: John Addison Memorial Trophy
    1. The competition for the JOHN ADDISON TROPHY is held annually for the most outstanding Landscape and/or Seascape.
      Images previously submitted in this competition are not eligible again. ie, each print/digital image may only be submitted to this competition once, regardless of how it scores and regardless of whether it has or has not been entered in the monthly competitions.
    2. This is not a regular monthly competition and entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
    3. The competition is for both 'A' and 'B' grades together.
    4. Entries are limited to three (3) per member in each Section, ie three (3) digital image, three (3) colour prints and three (3) monochrome prints. Total of nine (9) images per member.
    5. Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
    6. Framed prints will not be accepted.
    7. The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
      • The title of the picture (optional)
      • The name of the entrant
      • Grade -  A grade or B grade
      • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print

    Definition:

    1. Landscape: A picture featuring the natural scenery of the terrain. Buildings, people or animals may be included providing it or they are subordinate to the scene depicted in the photograph.
    2. Seascape: A picture in which the sea or waves predominate. Coastal features or the shore line may be included to a lesser degree.

    Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner

    Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
    Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Monochrome Prints section.
    All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.

  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
    Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image.

 

  1. Colour Prints    (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means
    Colour prints may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Colour Prints section.
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.
  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
  3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image.
  4. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

 

  1. Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
  2. Framed prints will not be accepted.
  3. The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
    • The title of the picture (optional)
    • The name of the entrant
    • Grade -  A grade or B grade
    • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print
  4. Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
    Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
    1024 pixels on the horizontal side and 768 pixels on the vertical,
    the file should be no more than 1MB in size and
    Colour Space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.
  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
  3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
  4. Monochrome section to include black & white prints and prints completely toned in only one colour.
  5. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.


You may enter only one (1) image in the SET category and no more than two (2) images in the Open category. That is a maximum of three images in the Electronic Digital Image (EDI) section.
A competitor's name on digital image shall not be visible when the image is viewed or projected in the normal manner.

  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
  3. EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

How to enter this Competition.
Entry is done electronically and the link to the entry form may not be posted until a month or more before the competition.
This is the link to the Entry Page
Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
It is desirable to lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see the image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print.
Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

 

  • Special competitions: Lou Marafioti Trophy
    This competition is a Prints only competition. There is NO digital image Section.
  1. The competition for the LOU MARAFIOTI TROPHY is held annually for the most outstanding Panoramic Landscape and/or Panoramic Seascape.
    Images previously submitted in this competition are not eligible. ie, each print/digital image may only be submitted to this competition once, regardless of how it scores and regardless of whether it has or has not been entered in the monthly competitions.
    This is not a regular monthly competition and entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
  2. The competition is for both 'A' and 'B' grades together.
  3. Entries are limited to three (3) per member in each print section, ie, three (3) colour prints and three (3) monochrome prints. Total of six (6) images per member.
  4. Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
  5. Framed prints will not be accepted.
  6. The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
    • The title of the picture (optional)
    • The name of the entrant
    • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print

 

Definition: A panoramic image refers to pictures with an aspect ratio that is greater than normal. The image must be of a Landscape or Seascape (as per John Addison definition).  The panoramic photo may be horizontal or vertical. A minimum long to short ratio of 3:1 will apply (ie, if an image is 60cm on its longest side, it cannot be more than 20cm on its shortest side). The maximum presentation length (including mat) is 1 metre; and the minimum image length is 40cm. ‘Length’ applies to the longest side.
In addition, as for the John Addison Memorial Trophy,

  1. Landscape: A picture featuring the natural scenery of the terrain. Buildings, people or animals may be included providing it or they are subordinate to the scene depicted in the photograph. A river or other inland water may be the dominant feature of the landscape.
  2. Seascape: A picture in which the sea or waves predominate. Coastal features or the shore line may be included to a lesser degree.

 

Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Monochrome Prints section.
A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.

Colour Prints    (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means
Colour prints may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Colour Prints section.
A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
  3. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.
  4. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  5. All images must have a start as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
  6. In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

How to enter this Competition.
 Entry is done electronically and the link to the entry form may not be posted until a month or more before the competition.
This is the link to the Entry Page
Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
It is desirable to lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see the image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print.
Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner

 

  • Special competitions: Vince Calo Perpetual Trophy
    1. The competition for the VINCE CALO PERPETUAL TROPHY shall be held annually for the most outstanding portrait of a human being(s).
      Images previously submitted in this competition are not eligible again. ie, each print/digital image may only be submitted to this competition once, regardless of how it scores and regardless of whether it has or has not been entered in the monthly competitions.
    2. It shall be open to 'B' grade members only.
    3. This is not a regular monthly competition and entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
    4. Entries are limited to three (3) per member in each Section, ie three (3) digital image, three (3) colour prints and/or three (3) monochrome prints. Total of nine (9) images per member.
    5. Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
    6. Framed prints will not be accepted.
    7. The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
      • The title of the picture (optional)
      • The name of the entrant
      • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print
    8. Entries are judged by 'A' grade members.

    Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner

    Definition - Portrait
    Portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.

    A portrait of a human person or persons is defined as follows:

    • 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 ie may range from tightly cropped face to full length figure
    • 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
    • subject should not be engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer
    • following examples would not be acceptable as portraits;
      • A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the photograph
      • A photograph where the subject is actively engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer. e.g. a football player taking a mark
      • A landscape where a figure is included but the landscape is dominant.

    Entrants are urged to use common sense in assessing whether or not an image conforms to this definition. If in doubt, consult with the committee.

     

    Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
    Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Monochrome Prints section.
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
    3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
    4. Monochrome section to include black & white prints and prints completely toned in only one colour.
    5. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

    Colour Prints    (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means
    Colour prints may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Colour Prints section.
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
    3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
    4. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

    Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
    Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
    1024 pixels on the horizontal side and 768 pixels on the vertical,
    the file should be no more than 1MB in size and
    Colour Space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1

    Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG

    A competitor's name on digital image shall not be visible when the image is viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
    3. EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

    How to enter this Competition.
    Entry is done electronically.
    This is the link to the Entry Page
    Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
    It is desirable to lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see the image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print.
    Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

     

  • Special competitions: Eric Robertson Trophy
    1. The competition for the ERIC ROBERTSON TROPHY shall be held annually for the most outstanding portrait of a human being(s).
      Images previously submitted in this competition are not eligible again. ie, each print/digital image may only be submitted to this competition once, regardless of how it scores and regardless of whether it has or has not been entered in the monthly competitions.
    2. It shall be open to all financial members.
    3. This is not a regular monthly competition and entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
    4. Entries are limited to three (3) per member in each Section, ie three (3) digital image, three (3) colour prints and/or three (3) monochrome prints. Total of nine (9) images per member.
    5. The committee shall appoint a competent person or persons to act as judge and critic

    Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner

    Definition - Portrait

    Portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.

    A portrait of a human person or persons is defined as follows:

    • 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 figure
    • 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
    • subject should not be engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer
    • following examples would not be acceptable as portraits;
      • A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the photograph
      • A photograph 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.

    Entrants are urged to use common sense in assessing whether or not an image conforms to this definition. If in doubt, consult with the committee.

     

    Monochrome Prints   (The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.)
    Monochrome prints, may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Monochrome Prints section.
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
    3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
    4. Monochrome section to include black & white prints and prints completely toned in only one colour.
    5. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

    Colour Prints    (The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means
    Colour prints may be home or commercially processed. Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square), Maximum presentation size (including mount) 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
    You may enter only one (1) print in the SET category and no more than two (2) in the Open category. That is a maximum of three prints in the Colour Prints section.
    A competitor's name on prints or digital image shall not be visible when such prints or image are viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a dye-coupled negative, silver halide negative, colour reversal film or digital capture. This may be manipulated later in the printing stage or by using a computer.
    3. Digital capture images may be entered as a print or electronic digital image. Electronic images must be saved as a JPEG.
    4. Colour prints to include all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

    Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
    Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
    1024 pixels on the horizontal side and 768 pixels on the vertical,
    the file should be no more than 1MB in size and
    Colour Space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1
    Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG

    A competitor's name on digital image shall not be visible when the image is viewed or projected in the normal manner.

    1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
    2. All images must have a start as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
    3. .
    4. EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

     

    How to enter this Competition.
    Entry is done electronically and the link to the entry form may not be posted until a month or more before the competition.
    This is the link to the Entry Page
    Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
    It is desirable to lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is because the image can be projected so that the audience can see the image while the Judge is viewing the original print.
    Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

     

  • Special competitions: Iris Millikan Trophy
    This competition is a Digital Images only competition. There is NO Printed image Section.
    Images previously submitted in this competition are not eligible again. ie, each digital image may only be submitted to this competition once, regardless of how it scores and regardless of whether it has or has not been entered in the monthly competitions.

 

  1. The competition for the IRIS MILLIKAN TROPHY shall be held annually for the most outstanding creative image. The image submitted would have been manipulated by computer software or other means and therefore will not be a true representation of the original image. The competition is to highlight both the skills of the member in image manipulation as well as the artistic quality of the final image. The manipulation must be undertaken by the author.
  2. It shall be open to all financial members.
  3. This is not a regular monthly competition and entries shall not count toward aggregate points or awards.
  4. Entries are limited to three (3) per member. Total of three (3) images per person.
  5. The committee shall appoint a competent person or persons to act as judge and critic.

Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner

Definition - Creative/Experimental:

  • Photographs displaying a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint.
  • Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique.
  • The photograph must always have a basic photographic image.
  • Digital manipulation processes may be employed providing the original photograph was exposed by the entrant.

Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
Electronic Digital Images should have these maximum file dimensions:-
1024 pixels on the horizontal side and 768 pixels on the vertical,
the file should be no more than 1MB in size and
Colour Space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1

A competitor's name on digital image shall not be visible when the image is viewed or projected in the normal manner.

  1. All images, including portion(s) used in montage etc, must have been taken by the member.
  2. All images must have a start as a digital capture. This may be manipulated later by using a computer.
  3. Electronic images must be sent to the Club as a JPEG.
  4. EDIs may be black & white or colour or Monochrome (completely toned in only one colour). In addition, images may be full colour or partially toned, or having had the addition of more than one colour by any means.

How to enter this Competition.
Entry is done electronically and the link to the entry form may not be posted until a month or more before the competition.
Submit your Electronic Digital Image on the form in the competition Entry Page
Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

 

  • Annual Club Exhibition/Competition
    1. The committee shall have discretion to hold an annual Club competition on a date as determined by the committee in setting out the yearly programme. Provided that if the committee does not exercise such discretion, a motion to hold an annual Club competition passed at a General Meeting of members shall be binding on the committee.
    2. The sections in the annual competition, the number of entries per member in each section and the awards to be made shall be as determined by the committee.
    3. The committee shall appoint a competent person or persons as judge or judges for the annual competition and any person so appointed shall not be a member of the Club.
    4. The committee shall appoint organisers for the print and digital image sections of the annual competition and the duties of the organisers shall be:
      1. To receive entries of prints and digital images from members.
      2. To record authors and titles of exhibits and to collate same in manner satisfactory for judging.
      3. To present exhibits to the judge for judging.
      4. To collect exhibits after judging and to record awards made.
      5. To advise the President of awards made, so that any necessary inscribing of trophies or certificates may be carried out.
      6. To return exhibits to competitors after the conclusion of the annual competition.
    5. The annual competition shall be open to financial members of the club only.
    6. Eligibility:
      1. Prints or digital images shall be eligible for entry in the annual competition, whether previously submitted in monthly competitions or not, irrespective of whether any award was gained at a monthly competition.
      2. Entries may be eligible for entry in a monthly Club competition provided it has not previously gained an award in a monthly competition (as per Awards rule above).
      3. Substantially similar images by the same author may not be entered in any one Annual competition, regardless of categories or format.
      4. Images substantially similar to an entry in any previous Annual competitions by the same author, regardless whether they are digital image or prints, are not eligible (entrants may be required to prove eligibility).

      How to enter this Competition.
      Entry is done electronically and the link to the entry form may not be posted until a month or more before the competition.
      This is the link to the Entry Page
      Follow the prompts on the Entry Page
      It is desirable to lodge an Electronic Digital Image with your entry even though you might be entering it in a Print Category. This is so that the audience can see the image projected on the screen while the Judge is viewing the original print.
      Entries close at Midnight on the Sunday night before the competition.

 

Judging

  •  Each entry will be award a score of 1 to 10, indicating:
    • Merit = 9 or 10 points (certificate awarded)
    • Highly Commended = 8 points (certificate awarded)
    • Acceptance = 6 or 7 points

Prints

  • Print entries are limited to 3 colour prints and 3 mono prints. Within each of these two categories members can enter one "set subject" and two open entries. In addition members can enter a further three entries in the digital section (one "set subject" and up to two in the "open" section). This makes a total of nine entries that can be entered, three of which are "set subjects" across the three categories and six "open" entries across the three categories.
  • Prints may be mounted or unmounted.
  • Framed prints will not be accepted.
  • Minimum print size is 6.5” x 4.5” (16.5cm x 11.5 cm) or 29.25” square (190 cm square).
  • Maximum presentation size (including mount) is 20" x 16" (50.8cm x 40.6cm) or 320” square (2062 cm square).
  • The back of each print must be clearly marked with the following:
    • The title of the picture (optional)
    • The name of the entrant
    • Grade -  A grade or B grade
    • ‘Top' to mark the orientation of the print

Electronic Digital Image (EDI)

  • Maximum file dimensions: 1024 pixels on the horizontal side and 768 pixels on the vertical
  • Maximum file size to be no more than 1MB
  • Colour space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1
  • A maximum of 3 images per entrant for each general competition night, in any combination of Open Section and Set Subject
  • An entry form is to accompany all EDI entries
  • Competition entries are to be e-mailed to: entries@adelaidecameraclub.org.au
  • Close off for all entries is the Tuesday (12 midnight) before the competition, that is one week before the competition night
  • No EDI entries will be accepted on the night of the competition
  • Naming of files should follow the following convention:
    • Grade – a or b
    • Section – o = Open or s = Set
    • No. of entry – 1 or 2
    • Surname of entrant
    • Example – ao2smylie = A grade; Open section; image #2; entrant=Smylie
    • Example – bs1bloggs = B grade; Set Subject; image #1; entrant= Bloggs
  • Image titles should be short and as concise as possible

 

Definitions

Monochrome:

The monochrome section includes black & white prints, and prints completely toned in only one colour.

Colour:

The colour section includes all colour prints and prints completely in more than one colour, or partially toned, or having had the addition of one colour by any means.

Creative/Experimental:

  • Photographs displaying a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or unusual viewpoint.
  • Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique.
  • The photograph must always have a basic photographic image.
  • Digital manipulation processes may be employed providing the original photograph was exposed by the entrant.

 

Rules for Special Competitions

Special competitions are held each year as determined by the committee. Refer to the Programme for this year's date. Special competitions do not count towards annual aggregate scores, and judges must decide on a single winner to receive the trophy for the competition.

The Vince Calo Trophy

The Vince Calo Trophy is for "B" Grade members and is awarded to the best photographic portrait of human being(s) as judged by the "A" grade members present on that competition night.

See the definition of what defines a Portrait.

This is not a regular monthly competition and special rules apply.

The John Addison Trophy

The John Addison Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to the most outstanding Landscape or Seascape.

See the definition of what defines a Landscape / Seascape.

This is not a regular monthly competition and special rules apply.

The Lou Marafioti Trophy

The Lou Marafioti Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to best panoramic Landscape or Seascape.

See the definition of what defines a Panoramic Landscape / Seascape.

This is not a regular monthly competition and special rules apply.

The Eric Robertson Trophy

The Eric Robertson Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to the best photographic portrait of human being(s)

See the definition of what defines a Portrait.

This is not a regular monthly competition and special rules apply.

The Iris Millikan Trophy

The Iris Millikan Trophy is an open competition and is awarded to the best Electronic Digital Image of a Creative or Experimentalnature.

See the definition of what defines Creative / Altered Reality.

The following rules apply to the Iris Millikan competition:
  • A maximum of 3 digital images per entrant
  • Maximum file dimensions: 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high
  • Maximum file size to be no more than 1MB
  • Colour space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1
  • An entry form is to accompany all EDI entries
  • Competition entries are to be e-mailed to: entries@adelaidecameraclub.org.au
  • Close off for all entries is the Tuesday (12 midnight) before the competition
  • No entries will be accepted on the night of the competition
  • Naming of files should follow the following convention:
    • No. of entry – 1, 2 or 3
    • Surname of entrant
    • Example – 1xxxxxxxx or 2bloggs or 3whatshisname
  • Image titles should be short and as concise as possible

 

 

Special Competition Rules

  1. Unless stated otherwise, the special competitions are open to all financial members, regardless of competitive Grade.
  2. Format, size and presentation will conform to general Club competition rules.
  3. Although monochrome and colour prints and digital images may be entered, there are no separate sections.
  4. Each entrant may submit a maximum of nine (9) images:
    * Three colour prints, and
    * Three monochrome prints, and
    * Three Electronic Digital Images (EDI)
  5. Prints or digital images previously entered at any Club competition may be entered in a special competition, subject to rule 7.
  6. Prints or digital images which have previously won a special competition trophy may not be re-submitted to the same competition.
  7. Prints or digital images substantially similar to a previous winning entry may not be submitted to the same competition by the same author.

 

 

Definitions

Portrait

Portraiture is photography of a person or group of people that displays the expression, personality, and mood of the subject. The focus of the photograph is usually the person's face, although the entire body and the background or context may be included.

A portrait of a human person or persons is defined as follows:

  • 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 ie may range from tightly cropped face to full length figure
  • 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
  • subject should not be engaged in any activity to the total exclusion of the viewer
  • following examples would not be acceptable as portraits;
    • A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the photograph
    • A photograph 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.

Entrants are urged to use common sense in assessing whether or not an image conforms to this definition. If in doubt, consult with the committee.

Landscape / Seascape
A landscape is defined as follows:

  • A picture featuring the natural scenery of the terrain.
  • Buildings, people and animals may be included, but must not be the main subject.
  • A river or other inland water may be the dominant feature of the landscape.

A seascape is defined as follows:

  • A picture in which the sea or waves predominate.
  • Coastal features or the shore line may be included to a lesser degree, but must not be the main subject.

Panoramic Landscape / Seascape

Panoramic photography refers to pictures with a wide field of view or a wide aspect ratio (i.e., a longer horizontal reach than vertical height, or vice versa).

A minimum Width to Height ratio of 3:1 will apply. The maximum presentation length (including matte) is 1 metre; and the minimum image length is 40cm.

See also Landscape / Seascape.

Creative Altered Reality

"Creative" or "altered reality" covers photographs that display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and/or viewpoint. They are images that have been modified during or after exposure. The image must have a photographic base with the original work being exposed by the entrant.