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*Please note the change of Date for Anne Aveyard to 19th December 2018

  Anne Aveyard updated Robert Harvey poster

'Have you met my Husband?' © Bob Watson

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'One Direction' © Ron Davey

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'Mist amongst the Trees' © Haydn Morris

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'One way or the Other' © Lyn Jenkins

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'Bang!' © Mike Gardiner

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'Farmstead in Winter Sun' © Haydn Morris

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'A Rose by any other name' © Anthony Scott-Morley

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'Impressionist life on Mars' © Valerie Williams

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'What did you say that cocktail was called?' © Valerie Williams

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'Beguiling' © Mike Gardiner

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'Camden Town shed door' © Sheila Brown

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'Toby Bear' © Suzanne McGowan

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'Washing Day' © Malcolm Barents

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'Shots and Stripes' © Carl Jacolette

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ArrowArrow
Bob Watson
Have you met my Husband?
Ron Davey
One Direction
Haydn Morris
Mist amongst the Trees
Lyn Jenkins
One way or the Other
Mike Gardiner
Bang!
Haydn Morris
Farmstead in Winter Sun
Anthony Scott-Morley
A Rose by any other name
Valerie Williams
Impressionist life on Mars
Valerie Williams
What did you say that cocktail was called?
Mike Gardiner
Beguiling
Sheila Brown
Camden Town shed door
Suzanne McGowan
Toby Bear
Malcolm Barents
Washing Day
Carl Jacolette
Shots and Stripes
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TITLES OF YOUR ENTRIES

PRINTS & PDI ENTRIES

** It is recommended that you ALWAYS USE A TITLE FOR YOUR ENTRY.
This may affect the marks a Judge gives you if it is missing.
If you have no title or do not wish the title to be read out - please observe the following convention:

PRINTS - write the words "NO TITLE" on the back of the Print's mount in the upper left hand corner.

PDI - USING EMAIL (emailed entry form) - put the words "NO TITLE" for the appropriate entry on the entry form. 
(but leave the title in the SFN Image filename)

PDI - using the WEB ENTRY SYSTEM - give the entry a title in the SFN filename - and also write it in the Title Box of the appropriate entry in the Web Entry system Entry Form.
Email title instructions separately to the Assistant Competition Secretary.

 

COMPETITION RULES

1.  Only fully paid members of all classes of membership shall be entitled to enter competitions organised by the Club.

2.  An image may only be entered once in any category of league competitions in one season and cannot be entered in the same category more than once – see Rule 9 below.

3.  The rules of other Club competitions (see Rule 9(iii) below) may permit the resubmission of any image in/from the main league competitions.

4.  All Prints should be mounted (max size 20” x 16”) with the member’s name and print title on the reverse, top left.
In order that the prints may be eligible for selection for entry into external SAPA competitions, the mount size should not exceed 50cm x 40cm.
The Club reserves the right to mark and record on the reverse of any print.

5. Projected Digital Images (PDI)

  • Projected digital images shall not exceed 1400 pixels in width, nor 1050 pixels in height, regardless of whether they are landscape or portrait format. (a portrait orientation image cannot be more than 1050px high)
    E.G. A square Image cannot be any larger than 1050px wide x 1050px high.
  • The digital file shall be in jpg format at 8-bit and incorporate the sRGB colour space.
  • The digital file should not exceed 500kb in size.
  • The original image must have been taken using the photographic process (either digital or film) and all elements of the final image must be the sole copyright of the author.
  • Parkstone Camera Club uses a STRUCTURED FILE NAME CONVENTION (SFN) for re-naming entries.
  • Each file shall be named in the format - either A, B, or C as mentioned in Rule 9(c) – followed by an underscore, then the member’s name, followed by the hash sign "#" , then the title  - followed by an equals sign "=" with either "M" for mono or a "C" for colour.
    Examples: "A_Joe Bloggs#my mono photo title=M"
    or "C_Jane Bloggs#my colour photo title=C"
    *PLEASE DO NOT USE ANY PUNCTUATION - SUCH AS COMMAS OR QUOTES (single or double) IN FILENAMES.
  • members should use the "PhotoComp Web Entry System" to submit PDI images on-line.
    (email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - if you have any problems or questions)
  • Use this Link for web entries: http://www.photocompentries.net/?org=parkstone
  • The DEADLINE FOR ALL SUBMISSIONS (PRINTS OR PDI) is to be no later than SEVEN DAYS prior to the competition.(see item 8)
  • Any image exceeding the specified dimensions or size will be rejected.

6.  The Competition Secretary is entitled to refuse to accept an entry of any image if, in her/his opinion:-

  1.  it may give rise to offence.
  2.  it is in a condition not befitting the standards of the Club.
  3.  the image has not been submitted in good time for a competition.
  4.  the projected digital image has not been submitted using the criteria defined in Rule 5.

7.  The member must own the copyright to all elements of any submitted image.

8.  All entries (including PRINTS and PDI (projected digital Image) files, must be submitted, no later than seven days before the competition date. 
Prints should be handed to the Competition Secretary, or their Assistant at the club - with a filled in Entry Form.
PDI (Projected Digital Image) entries  should be submitted via the Web Entry Link  -
(if within the deadline of the competition) (see above)

9.  Competition Categories
(i) All league competitions shall be “open” as to content, except for the Set Subject (see (ii) below.)

(a)Members may submit up to THREE IMAGES/PRINTS per Category

(b) The Three Images or Prints may be ANY COMBINATION of Colour or Mono. 

(c) Projected Digital Images. (PDI)
At the Competition Secretary’s discretion, if there are too many images to be comfortably or properly judged, the “C” entries (or the last entry on the list submitted) shall be discarded.

(ii) Set Subject.
The set subject/s for the ensuing season will be agreed at the AGM.

(iii) Other Competitions.
These will be held at the discretion of the Committee in consultation with the members, the details to be announced at Club meetings. Further details and rules of these competitions can be found on the Club’s website.

10.  League Competitions – End of Year Awards.
Trophies will be presented at the AGM to the winners of each of the league competitions, based on the following criteria:
(a) PRINTS:
The total scores for each member from the five league competitions including the Set Subject league competitions.

(b) PDI (Projected Digital Images):
The total scores for each member from the five league competitions including the Set Subject league competitions.

(c) New members
New members who have only started entering competitions in the current or previous season, with the highest score in each section:  PRINTS and PDI (projected digital images) will be awarded trophies.

11.  Best of Year Awards:
(a) Best Image of the Year.
Members may choose up to two images from those that they entered in that season’s league competitions for one or more of the categories (a) to (b) above.
The images in each category shall be judged and first, second and third placings shall be selected by the Judge.

(b) Most Overall Points.
The Competition Secretary shall sum all the scores for each member, across all the league categories in which they participate throughout the season.
The Member with the highest score shall be deemed to be the winner of this category.

(c) Most Improved Photographer.
This will be presented to the most improved photographer for that season (as determined by the committee).

12.  Other Awards may also be presented to the winners of other competitions/events held during the season, at the discretion of the Committee. 

Awards and Trophies will be presented at the AGM.

13.  Whilst the Club will use their best endeavours to ensure that entries are not damaged or lost, members submit entries into Club competitions at their own risk.