2020 – Amended Rules and Guidelines (Coronavirus pandemic)

In light of the Coronavirus pandemic the COMPETITION this year will be for digital images to maintain society activity continuity. If events allow, an EXHIBITION of award winning images and members’ images (to be held in local venues) will be for prints only.

For the purposes of the competition, there will be two entry categories, GENERAL (Open) and THEME (this year entitled ‘Whatever the weather’ – a truly British obsession’). As a change to the normal rules, images entered into the ‘theme category’ must have been taken in the UK.

ELIGIBILITY – Entries are only accepted from fully paid up members of CHVPS as at Thursday 14th May 2020 which is the closing/ submission date for entries. No images will be accepted for judging as part of the competition after the above handing-in date.

Entries should be submitted digitally to Ian Stanyon (see below) before the handing-in date.

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

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

DPI IMAGE SUBMISSIONS – Entries may be colour or monochrome. ONLY the author is permitted to make alterations to the image in photo-editing software such as Photoshop.

Images should be saved as jpeg maximum quality and must not exceed 1200 pixels tall and 1600 pixels wide for the purposes of judging and for use in the website and certificates. The image file name should be the title of the image. For example, the jpeg image file for the image ‘Mam Tor’ would be ‘Mam Tor.jpg’. These should be emailed to Ian Stanyon at ianstany01@gmail.com or preferably using a file handling service such as https://wetransfer.com to the same email address.

JUDGING – Entries will be judged by and written comments provided by Christine Hodgson BA(Phot) ARPS CPAGB and these will be made available to members as soon as possible after judging. Prizes will be awarded for 1st 2nd 3rd in each category together with Commendations as appropriate. The best monochrome image taken from either category will receive The Denis Thorpe Trophy and the best colour image taken from either category will received the Catherine Cup.

EXHIBITION – The mounting of the exhibition will be subject to Government guidelines on the Coronavirus outbreak.

Due to restricted space on the display boards the number of entries exhibited per member may be limited to a maximum of two. Members should identify the two images they prefer to have displayed in the exhibition indicating this on the entry form.

In the event that the exhibition is mounted, 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 images. A border may be included within these measurements but it must be obvious and part of the print.

EXHIBITION MOUNTING – Prints will be displayed within a card mount making for an attractive exhibition. Mounts shall be either Black or Off-White (no exceptions). Two mount sizes will be available, 50x40cm with a pre-cut A3 aperture and 40x30cm with a pre-cut A4 aperture. A nominal fee of £2 per print is required to cover costs of the mounting. However, if you require a different sized aperture in either format you must organise this yourself and bear the cost of mounting.

CONTACT – Any questions can be directed to either Ian Stanyon or Keith Brown