C&HVPS ‘Competition’ and ‘Exhibition’ rules for 2020

The COMPETITION and later the EXHIBITION (held in a local church or churches, or other local venues) is for prints only. There are two categories, GENERAL (Open) and THEME (this year entitled ‘Whatever the weather’ – a truly British obsession’). As a change to the normal rules, it should be noted that to be eligible, images entered into this year’s ‘theme category’ must have been taken in the UK. A digital copy of the printed submission/s is required to be given before entry, or at the time of handing in your print/s on 14th May.

ELIGIBILITY – Entries are only accepted from members of C&HVPS who have paid their annual subscription before or on Thursday 14th May 2020 – the closing date for entries. No images will be accepted for judging after the 14th May handing in date. If, for whatever reason, you cannot bring your entries on the evening please make arrangements to get your prints to Ian Stanyon or Keith Brown before the handing in date.

Each member may enter up to a maximum of three prints, either into the GENERAL category or THEME category. Entries may all be entered into one category or split between the two categories.

All images must have been taken between 1st January 2017 up to the closing date for the competition, 14th May 2020.

SUBMISSIONS – Prints may be colour or monochrome. They can be printed on your own printer or by another member or alternatively be processed commercially. However, only the author is permitted to make alterations to the image in photo-editing software such as Photoshop or Lightroom.

All submitted print entries will be judged in the ‘competition’ on our June 11th meeting. As there is restricted space on the display boards for the ‘exhibition’ in a local church/churches or other local venues, the number of entries exhibited in the per member may (but not necessarily) be limited to two mounted prints. Members should select the two images they prefer to have displayed in the post-competition ‘exhibition’, indicating their 1st and 2nd preferences on the entry form.

Print size should not exceed A3 (42 cm x 29.7 cm or its equivalent area (1245 cm2) and should be no smaller than the minimum size A4 (29.7 cm x 21 cm or its equivalent area (625 cm2), thereby allowing for square and letter box format images. A border may be included within these measurements but it must be obvious and part of the print.

MOUNTING – Prints will be displayed within a card mount which makes for an attractive ‘competition’ and later the ‘exhibition’. Mounts shall be either Black or White (no exceptions). Two mount sizes will be available, 50x40cm with a pre-cut A3 aperture and 40x30cm with a pre-cut A4 aperture. An entry fee of £2 per print or £5 for 3 entries is to be paid on the handing in night, to cover costs of the mounting. These mounts will be provided by C&HVPS. However, if you require a different sized aperture in either format, you must organise this yourself and bear the cost of mounting; there will be no entry fee for these submissions.

DPI IMAGE A digital jpeg image should be submitted along with each print (1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high) for the purposes of including in the website, yearbook and for certificates. These images can be emailed to Ian Stanyon or Keith Brown using a file handling service such as Wetransfer.com or provided on a memory stick on the ‘handing in’ night.

JUDGING – Prints will be judged and commented on by Christine Hodgson BA(Phot) ARPS CPAGB at our meeting on June 11th. We aim to have the prints mounted prior to judging. Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd 3rd in each category together with Commendations as appropriate. The best monochrome print taken from either category will receive The Denis Thorpe Trophy and the best colour print taken from either category will receive the Catherine Cup.

CONTACT – Any questions can be directed to either Ian Stanyon or Keith Brown as follows. Their contact details are shown in the 2020 programme.

Thank you and GOOD LUCK.