- 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, 25th October 2021.
May we suggest not leaving the uploading of your entries to the last moment as sometimes unforeseen things happen. The website has been known to slow down or even crash, which may leave you stranded without any entries in the competition.
- This year, as last year, the Annual Exhibition and presentation night and Exhibition will be held at a venue to be decided upon and opening on Tuesday 14th. December 2021.
- The prescribed fees must be paid as follows:- Each entry (print or digital) will cost $1, capped at a maximum of $15 and is payable to the Treasurer on or before the AGM night on October 26th, 2021. The fees will not be refunded for any image deemed to be ineligible. Entries close online on Monday 25th October at 11:59pm and your prints should be given to the Club on or before the Annual General Meeting which will be held on the evening of 26th. October 2021.
- All 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 Exhibition are not eligible for entry in this year’s competition, regardless of the score achieved previously.
- No title or identification of the author shall be visible anywhere on the face of an image, print matt or mount entered in the Exhibition.
- 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. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE SAME IMAGE CANNOT BE SUBMITTED TO MORE THAN ONE SECTION OF THE EXHIBITION. Changing the image from colour to black & white, submitting to a different section, or changing the image name, does not constitute a new image and will not be accepted for judging.
- 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.
- The Club accepts that the copyright of each image remains with the photographer, however entries may be duplicated or copied, with permission, 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. Online Exhibition Entry and Uploading Images
- All images, both Digital and Print, must be entered in the Exhibition via the Online Entries software.
- Images loaded online must first be resized to ensure they are no larger than 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high and no larger than 2MB. The Club will not be responsible for oversized images not uploading correctly to the competition software
- Each image must have a unique title. Each title must have 25 or less characters including spaces.
3. Exhibition Categories
Members are able to enter up to three (3) entries in each of the following categories.
- Print - Colour Open
- Print - Mono Open
- Print - Portraiture (Colour and Mono)
- Print - Landscape (Colour and Mono)
- Print - Nature (Colour and Mono)
- Print - B Grade Open (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - Open (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - Portraiture (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - Experimental (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - Travel (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - Special Topic * (Colour and Mono)
- Digital - B Grade Open (Colour and Mono)
* Special Topic in 2021 is "Architecture"
- 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).
- Images should NOT be double mounted as they are too heavy and they tend to fall during the Exhibition.
- Prints should be taped all the way round so that they stay in place in the mounting and do not slide around.
- 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 using the labels provided. A blank downloadable A4 Excel spreadsheet of labels is available here for downloading. The .pdf version is here.
- Entries must be submitted via the Entries Web Page. Prints should be handed to the Treasurer, at the meeting on Tuesday 12th. October 2021 or at the AGM on Tuesday 26th. October 2021.
- A copy of the entry confirmation list (printed at the end of the uploading process) must be included with your prints.
- Judging will be done at a later date.
5. 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 1080 pixels.
- Each digital image file should in the JPEG-format, sRGB colour profile, and a maximum of 2MB in file size.
- Entries must be submitted via the Entries Web Page.
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: Any image 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:
- 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: The definition of a Nature photograph is as per the Féderation International de l'Art definition (FIAP):
- 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 must 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 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
- Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome.
- Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed.
- Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Where exhibitions or competitions have a Wildlife section or are giving a Wildlife medal the following applies:
- Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat.
- Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections.
- Wildlife is not limited to mammals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species.
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 (PSA):
- A Photo Travel image expresses the characteristic features or culture of a land as they are found naturally.
- There are no geographic limitations.
- Images from events or activities arranged specifically for photography, or of subjects directed or hired for photography are not permitted.
- Close up pictures of people or objects must include features that provide information about the location.
- Techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted.
- The only allowable adjustments are removal of dust or digital noise, restoration of the appearance of the original scene and complete conversion to greyscale monochrome.
- Other derivations, including infrared, are not permitted.
- All images must look natural.
- 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.
In addition: Photos taken within Adelaide and nearby towns (within 2 hours drive) are excluded.
Street Photography: Street photography features subjects in candid situations within public places such as streets, parks, beaches, malls and other settings.
- People must NOT be posed for the shot.
- The image should tell a story.
- Street photography is about capturing real life, a 'snapshot in time', so excessive post processing detracts from the integrity of the moment.
- Editing should be restricted to minor adjustments such as cropping and exposure changes.
- Objects should not be removed or added as this compromises the documentary nature of the image.
B Grade Award: Open subject either print or digital images.
- Open to B Grade members only.
Three judges will be chosen by the committee.
The committee will award the trophies based on the advice of the three judges. This is a list of the trophies to be awarded:-
- Top Colour Print – Open
- Top Mono Print – Open
- Top Portraiture Print - Colour and Mono
- Top Landscape Print – Colour and Mono
- Top Nature Print - Colour and Mono
- Top B Grade Print - Open - Colour and Mono
- Top B Grade Digital - Open - Colour and Mono
- Top Digital Image – Open - Colour and Mono
- Top Digital Portraiture - Colour and Mono
- Top Digital Experimental - Colour and Mono
- Top Digital Travel Image (Suitcase Photography Trophy) - Colour and Mono
- Top Digital Image - Special Topic (Still Life) - Colour and Mono
- Top Classic Portrait
- Champion Print (either colour or mono)
- Champion Digital 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.