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
This is a Digital Image Competition only. No prints will be accepted.

The Iris Millikan Trophy is an open competition for A and B grade Club members. It is awarded to the best Electronic Digital Image of a Creative or Experimental nature.

DEFINITION of  "Creative / Altered Reality" is as follows:-
"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.

The following rules apply to the Iris Millikan competition:
    • Up to a maximum of 3 digital images per entrant
    • Maximum file dimensions: 1080 x 1920 pixels (Vertical x Horizontal)  from August 2017
    • Maximum file size to be no more than 3MB
    • Colour space for images should be: sRGB IEC6 1966-2.1
    • Competition entries must be made through the online competition entry form located on the Competition Entries - Submit Entries Page
    • Close off for all entries is on the Friday (12 midnight) before the competition
    • No entries will be accepted on the night of the competition
    • Image titles should be short and as concise as possible, namely 25 characters or less including spaces etc.

 

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.