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THE GIBRALTAR PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY

COMPETITION RULES AND GUIDELINES :  2016 -  2017

 

General rules applicable to all competitions :

 

1.         Competitions are open to all members unless otherwise stated.

2.         Members who have not renewed their subscriptions will not be allowed to compete in

any competition until such payments are made.

3.         For the purpose of internal competitions, including Beginners competitions monochrome

and colour prints will follow these definitions :

Monochrome : a monochrome print may be :

(a) straight black and white, or

(b) toned or dyed overall in one colour

NB: the addition of one extra colour is not allowed

Colour : Anything else, including colour-spotting (or popping), hand-tinting, derivatives, etc.

4.         Computer generated imagery (i.e. that produced using computer programmes) is not

acceptable, but computer enhanced or manipulated photographic images are acceptable.

All imagery must be photographically based, though the photographer may subsequently

have creatively altered the reality of the images through manipulation either in-camera or

post processing.

5.         The entrant must have originated and must own the copyright of all work submitted. This

applies equally to all components of composite images (whether assembled by traditional or

digital means). The use of “copyright free” or “clip art” material is not allowed.

6.         The Society reserves the right to use all images submitted for competitions and exhibitions,

without payment, in promoting the Society and Society events, for use on the Society's

website and social media groups, for publicity in the press, and for exchanges and competitions

with other photographic groups. All images will be duly credited, and copyright of all images

will always remain with the author.

7.         The Committee reserves the right to refuse acceptance of any image which contravenes any of

these rules and conditions of entry, or is deemed inappropriate in any way. The Committee's

decision will be final.

 

7. Entries :

(a) All members may enter all competitions in the programme, unless otherwise stated.

(b) Size and format :

(i)         In print competitions, entries must be unmounted and unsigned

(ii)        Entries may have a border and carry a title; but this is optional.

(iii)            For prints, the longest side of the entry must not exceed 30 cm. No minimum size is stipulated

(iv)       In digital screening competitions, entries must submitted on USB, using JPEG, of file size between 1Mb and 2Mb.

(v)        In print competitions, members must hand in digital copies of the images on USB, on the day of the competition, using JPEG, of file size between 1Mb and 2Mb.This is so that they can be uploaded to our website with the least delay, and also added to the images database without having to scan them. Failure to do so will result in the images not being uploaded onto the website, and being disqualified from the Photograph of the Year selection.

(vi)       Digital images, whether for competitions or for the database, must be renamed as follows: Full name - Title of image (e.g. "Leslie Linares - Sunset")

 

(c) Themes :

See specific rules below. Any members who are not clear as to how to interpret the theme of a competition, should seek help and advice from the Secretary.

 

(d) Judging and Points :

In all competitions each photograph will be judged in accordance with a set of criteria which will be printed on a marking grid to be used by the judge. Images will be awarded points against each of these criteria, using a scale shown on the grid. If there is more than one judge, they must decide among themselves what points to award.

(e)        (i)         Photographs which have been entered in any competition cannot be re-entered in any subsequent competition held during the year, even if reproduced in a different medium.

(ii)        Photographs which have come 1st or 2nd , or won a Challenge Trophy in any Annual Competitive Exhibition cannot be re-entered in any future competition.

(iii)       Photographs which have been entered in any of the competitions held during the year can be entered in the Annual Competitive Exhibition in any year.

(f)        In the event of a draw at the end of any set of competitions, and also in determining the Photographer of the Year and Beginner of the Year awards, the winning order will be decided on the basis of which member has obtained the most highest scores in the set.

 

8. Photographer of the Year

This award will be determined by adding all the points accrued in all competitions held during the course of the year, but not including the Beginners competitions.

 

9. Beginner of the Year

This award will be determined by adding all the points accrued in all Beginners competitions held during the year.

 

10. Photograph of the Year

This award will be determined by putting together the highest scoring photograph from each competition, including Beginners competitions, and having a panel of judges selecting the best image. In the event of there being more than one image with   the highest score in a particular competition, all images with the same score go through.

 

11. RULES SPECIFIC TO INDIVIDUAL COMPETITIONS ARE GIVEN BELOW:

 

MONOCHROME PRINTS COMPETITIONS :

 

1.         These competitions are open to all members.

2.         Not more than 2 prints may be entered per competition.

3.         The person with the highest aggregate of points in these competitions at the end of the year will receive the Society Challenge Cup.

4.         Themes :         Oct 31             ARCHES

Jan 9               STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Feb 27             SHAPES AND PATTERNS

Apr 24             PEOPLE PORTRAIT

DIGITAL SCREENING COMPETITIONS :

 

1.         These competitions are open to all members.

2.         Images may be monochrome, colour or both.

3.         Not more than 2 images may be entered per competition.

4.         The person with the highest aggregate of points in these competitions at the end of  the year will receive the      Kodak Challenge Trophy.

 

5.         Themes :         Oct 17             MY TRAVELS

Dec 5              MACRO AT HOME

Feb 13             PEOPLE IN SPORT

Apr 3               COMMONWEALTH PARK

COLOUR PRINTS COMPETITIONS :

 

1.         These competitions are open to all members.

2.         Not more than 2 prints may be entered per competition.

3.         The person with the highest aggregate of points in these competitions at the end of the year will receive the Fotolab Challenge Cup.

 

4.         Themes :         Nov 14            THE COLOURS OF NATURE

Jan 23             MARITIME

Mar 14             DUSK TO DAWN

May 8              MOTION BLUR

 

BEGINNERS DIGITAL SCREENING COMPETITION: November 21st

 

1.         This competition is only open to members classified as Beginners.

2.         Entries may be monochrome or colour or both.

3.         Not more than 3 images may be entered.

 

4.         Themes: Any 3 from the following 6 themes:

 

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE

MOVEMENT / ACTION

PEOPLE / PORTRAIT

NATURE

CLOSE-UP

NIGHT / LOW LIGHT

 

5.         The image obtaining the highest aggregate of points will receive the A Harper Challenge Trophy. In the event of a draw in points, the judge(s) will decide on the winning print.

6.         The submission of images will follow the same procedure as that for the Digital Projection Competitions in non-beginners competitions.

BEGINNERS COLOUR PRINTS COMPETITION: January 30th

 

1.         These competitions are only open to members classified as Beginners.

2.         Not more than 3 prints may be entered.

 

3.         Themes: Any 3 from the following 6 themes:

 

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE

MOVEMENT / ACTION

PEOPLE / PORTRAIT

NATURE

CLOSE-UP

NIGHT / LOW LIGHT

 

4.         The person obtaining the highest aggregate of points will receive the E Pardo Challenge Cup.

 

BEGINNERS MONOCHROME PRINTS COMPETITION: March 20th

 

1.         This competition is only open to members classified as Beginners.

2.         Not more than 3 prints may be entered.

 

3.         Themes: Any 3 from the following 6 themes:

 

LANDSCAPE / SEASCAPE

MOVEMENT / ACTION

PEOPLE / PORTRAIT

NATURE

CLOSE-UP

NIGHT / LOW LIGHT

 

4.         The person obtaining the highest aggregate of points will receive the H Linares Challenge Cup.

 

BEGINNERS PRINTS PORTFOLIO COMPETITION: May 15th

 

1.         This competition is only open to members classified as Beginners.

2.         Each competitor will submit one portfolio consisting of 3 prints on any theme of the member’s choosing, with all three images working towards the theme.

3.         Entries may be monochrome or colour or both.

4.         The portfolio obtaining the highest aggregate of points will receive the D Booth Challenge Trophy.