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Competition rules

Members please read the following rules for competition entries as they will be strictly enforced in the forthcoming season.


Projected Images and Prints 

 
1. All images/prints (including all elements of the image/print) must be members own original work and for all competitions must be no more than 3 years old at the start of the club season.
2. An image/print may be entered in only one monthly competition but may be entered again in the Image/Print of the Year competition.
3. Members may enter up to 3 prints and 3 projected images for each competition.
4. Digitally projected images must be presented as JPEGs with a maximum resolution of up to 1400 pixels wide and up to a maximum of 1050 pixels high.
5. Prints must be mounted and should be no less 17.5cm x 12.5 cm (7x5 ins) photo size, and no greater than 50cm x 40cm (20x16 ins) mount size.
6. Projected images and prints must be titled and suffixed with the photographers membership number in the following format imagetitle_membersnumber .
7. Digital images may be entered by e-mail, USB flash drive, memory card or on disc (although the preferred option will be by e-mail).
  The deadline for emailed images will be up to midnight on the Tuesday of the week in which entries are due.
  Members not submitting by e-mail must have their entries uploaded onto the Club laptop/PC into the correct folder also by midnight on the Tuesday of the week in which entries are due.
  No late entries will be accepted.
8. Work that does not comply with the rules set out above will be disqualified from the competition in which they were entered.
 

Sequence Competitions

 
1. All audio visual sequences are limited to a maximum of 7 minutes in duration (inclusive of all title images).
2. There is no limit on the number of images that may be included in the sequence subject to 9 above
3. Audio visual sequences must not include any video content.
4. Print sequences of a maximum of 6 images on a board not exceeding 60cm x 90cm (2 x 3 ft) may also be entered and will be judged as a separate category from AV sequences.
5. Members may submit up to 3 entries in each category.
6. Entries may be submitted on USB flash drive, memory card or on disc.
7. Work that does not comply with the rules set out above will be disqualified from the sequence competition.
 

Novice Competition

 
The aim of the Novice Competition is to develop the skills of members by encouraging participation in Club Monthly Competitions being marked as a separate group.
It is for members who have less than two full years of competitive participation with the Hawick Camera Club or any other Photographic organisation.
Entry should be identified by adding the letter N beside member's allocated PIN.
A trophy will be awarded to the "Novice" member who obtains the highest accumulated score in the projected image section of the HCC's annual points league.
Winners of the trophy will not be eligible for the Novice Category in subsequent seasons competitions.
 

 A copy of these rules can be downloaded from here


Listed below are the categories for competitions for Season 2017 -2018
 
1. Open
2. Landscape/Seascape
3. People
4. Urban
5. Monochrome
6. Print and image of the Year
 

Submitting Competition entries
 

Members are now being encouraged to e-mail entries for competitions. This can be done up until midight on the Tuesday before the Club meeting when the entries must be submitted. A return e-mail will be sent as proof of receiving entries.

Members not submitting by e-mail must have their entries uploaded onto the Club laptop/PC into the correct folder also by midnight on the Tuesday of the week in which entries are due.

No late entries will be accepted.

****Please note that no adjustments or renaming will be carried out of any description even if it is evident the entry fails the above rules criteria****

 

 

Competition images can be submitted by e-mail by clicking here

 

Competition prints
 
Members can also now submit digital images of print entries that were entered into competitions. These will be used for selection for inter club digital slide battles and the Borders Digital challenge.
 

 

Competition print images can be submitted by e-mail by clicking here

 

 

 

 

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