Vince Calo Perpetual Trophy

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.
      9. Each entry will be awarded a score of 1 to 10, the highest aggregate being deemed the winner
      10. Although this is a Print/ Digital competition, electronic images of the prints and digital images  must be submitted via the competition web site Entries Web Page . See below "Projected Images" for the file and image sizes.
      11. Printed images can be handed in to the judging committee for display and judging on the night of the competition.


  1. 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;
        1. A figure study, where the portrayal of the figure is the dominant theme of the photograph.
        2. 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.
        3. 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.


        • 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) 16" x 20" (40.6cm x 50.8cm) or 320 square inches (2062 square cm).
        • 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.
        • Each image must have a unique title. It is preferable to have the title with less than 30 characters.

            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.
        • Each image must have a unique title. It is preferable to have the title with less than 30 characters.