Competitions

COMPETITIONS 2020-21

Competition Date Hand-in by Judge
OPEN 14th October 2020 30th September 2020 John and Sandra Parris
TEXTURE 16th December 2020 2nd December 2020 Jayne Wright (Vanilla Moon)
OPEN 20th January 2021 6th January 2021 Pamela Notman
EVERY PICTURE TELLS A STORY   24th February 2021 10th February 2021 Adele Richardson
ANNUAL 31st March 2021 10th March 2021 Simon Wooton

NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT DUE TO “THE COVID” ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DIGITAL (dpi) SADLY NO PRINTS CAN BE SUBMITTED THIS YEAR. THE CLUB COMPETITION ENTRY FORM HAS BEEN ALTERED TO SUIT. UP TO SIX IMAGES PER AUTHOR MAY BE SUBMITTED.

FOR THE ANNUAL COMPETITION ALL ENTRIES MUST BE DIGITAL. THREE ENTRIES PER CATEGORY.
OTHER THAN NO PRINT ENTRIES THE RULES REMAIN THE SAME

Notes on themes: 

Open – Anything goes, you can enter any genre of image

Texture – Our first themed competition of the season and we are looking for digital images that accentuate the “TEXTURE” of the World around us! “TEXTURE”. Let your imagination run riot! Look at everyday textures all around you in a different way – the carpets, grass, dog hair, bricks, tree bark, or the surface of a rugby ball. Once you set your mind and your camera to “Texture” mode, the possibilities are endless!!

Every picture tells a story – “Every picture tells a story” is said when what has really happened in a situation is clear because of the way that someone or something looks. Your objective for this theme is to submit images that can convey a story to the viewer without the need for the images to have a title. In order to fit the brief all entries should, on this occasion, not be titled. Just label the image with your member number and a letter a,b,c,d,e,f. Stretch the imagination with your image.

Click here for a copy of the “Every Picture” rules

Entry forms are available on-line – just click the form link, it will open in a new tab:

Competition Forms and Rules

All entries must be accompanied by an appropriate printed form. The forms can be completed and printed direct from the screen OR, just printed as blank documents and completed by hand. Fields are highlighted on screen in blue, depending on your browser. If using MS Edge or Firefox then right click on the link and Save As / Save link to download the form. In Chrome, right click and Save Link as. You can complete a form on-screen within the browser if using Chrome, just type in the appropriate field by first clicking on it. You can also move from field to field by using the tab key.

If using a Smartphone you must have an appropriate .PDF reader APP installed.

If e-mailing the form DON’T FORGET TO “SAVE” THE FORM or your changes will be lost and you’ll end up sending a blank form. A suggestion for naming the file could be “your name_annual_2017″

(Tip: If using MS Edge in Windows 10. Open the form by clicking on the link. Click on the three little dots in the top right corner and choose Open with Internet Explorer. The fields should then be editable.)

or if your prefer,

the form can just be saved to your computer, opened using a suitable PDF reader such as “Adobe Reader” and then completed on screen before saving and printing.

(NB: The form may not be editable on some tablets or phones, or in some PDF readers. It has however been tested on an iPhone and ipad, and works, with the latest version of Adobe Reader (XI or DC), and Foxit, if you have them installed.)

The club has a new Data policy for 2018 as required under EU regulations. It is available on its own from the link on our homepage and is also, for convenience,  printed on the reverse of the above forms. There is no need to print this out, only page 1 of the forms is required for entry.

Below is the current club rules applying to beginners.

BEGINNERS

When a person first joins the Club, they should declare themselves a “beginner” or “Intermediate/Advanced” on the application form. It is entirely up to the new member.

There is no limit on the time period a member can remain as a beginner. Competition entries are judged as a whole with special consideration given to those members entering as beginners. If a judge considers a beginner image worthy of an award or commendation within the standard class then he or she should do so. Beginner members receiving an award or commendation within the standard class will automatically be moved to standard class from the start of the following season.

If a sufficient number of beginners enter each competition (currently a minimum of 3) then there will be beginners’ awards within the overall competition.  If there are insufficient to hold a beginner competition, beginners’ images will still be commented on by the judge and still considered within the standard class judging.

There are points awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in club competitions as well as commended images.  There will be a beginners’ points competition and an award for the best beginner over the 4 club competitions.  There is also an award for the best beginner in the Annual Competition.


NB: At the bottom of both Club and Annual entry forms there is a check box. By checking the box you agree to allow the club to use your images in future inter-club competitions, or for publicity. Normally, publicity means the club can publish your image in the local newspaper or post it on our website. It helps the club a lot if you agree to this as it helps promote the club and saves time and effort asking permissions later. Any images posted on this website may have a discrete “Gala CC” watermark on it to deter copying.

If you don’t have Adobe Acrobat Reader click here for free download of the latest version.