Competition Rules

The object of club competitions is to encourage the submission of prints and projected images for consideration and helpful comment and evaluation.

CCACC Competition Rules 01/05/2018

General

The objectives of the Club competitions are to encourage the submission of prints and projected images for consideration, helpful comment and evaluation.
To provide a regular and renewing source of images for interclub competitions.
To give members a regular fresh challenge.
Ideally the Committee would like to be able to submit an entry from each member of our Club for the Interclub competitions. So support and encouragement for our developing photographers benefits all members and the Club.

1. Eligibility
All fully paid up members of the club shall be eligible to enter all club competitions unless a Committee restriction applies. (i.e. New members only).
The copyright of all entries or components of an entry must belong to the photographer.
Each competition has its own structure, limitations and rules that must be abided by.
The committee has the final ruling on any disputes that may arise from time to time.
In most circumstances the member does not need to be present to enter a competition, as long as the rules have been adhered to for each photograph.

2. Common Competition Structures
2.1 All photographs must be submitted using CD, USB memory stick, Print or as designated for film. Files submitted must be titled and all photographs in each file must be labelled according to the instructions for each competition.
2.2 All prints must be titled on the rear of the mount with orientation arrow.
Photographs selected for Interclub competition will normally be mounted at club meeting’s on a Tuesday evening in a timely manner.
Prints for interclub competitions must be no bigger than 20” x 16” including mounting board, The Photograph itself 390mm along long edge.
Slides (2 x 2) must be correctly spotted and bear the name of the author.

3. Judging and Scoring
3.1 Judging will be through External Judge, Committee, or Club membership.
3.2 The Judge’s ruling is final and no discussion will be entered into.
3.3 Scoring will be awarded according to each set of competition rules.
3.4 Club members must not vote for their own submissions.
3.5 The Competition Secretary will be responsible for recording all competition results and points scored in all competitions.
3.6 The Web Site Manager will be responsible for posting all relevant information to the web site in a timely manner usually before the results of the next competition.
3.7 The treasurer will make available club funds to pay for all relevant costs and rewards. All Trophy engravings will be paid for by the club.

Individual Competition Rules and Trophies.

The Monthly Challenge Cup.

The Objective of the Monthly Challenge cup is to encourage all members of all abilities to submit their work in a monthly competition with varying challenges to help improve our photography.
To provide images for future Interclub competitions.
The Monthly Challenge Cup winner will be decided at the November meeting and presented by the President at the annual awards dinner.
The Monthly Challenge Cup is a monthly competition running from December to November.
The Challenge will be selected by the membership through the submission of three challenges by each member annually. These will be separated into suitable seasonal draws, then drawn from the hat by the previous monthly winner.
Photographs must be taken in that month.
Photographs must be submitted on CD or USB stick. Photographs should be submitted in a file with your name on it, and each picture labelled A,B,C,D.
Image resolution must be 1920 along the leading side.
Each member must submit 4 photographs of the chosen subject, they can be a mix of colour, black and white or the format that they choose.
The monthly winner will be selected by the members attending.
Best Photograph will be selected by the members, and the winning photograph will be presented in a frame on the wall at the club for rolling 12 months.
The rewards:-
First 3 points plus 1 point for entering
Second 2 points
Third 1 point
Best picture Prize from display

When there is a tie then the points are given equally, so equal second will draw 2 x 2 points and still one point for third place.
Best Picture will have Chairman’s extra-ordinary casting vote as necessary.
The Challenge Cup will be presented at the Annual dinner by the President of our Club

The Arvid Jones Cup & Plate

The objective of the Arvid Jones cup is to task the members to produce their very best photographs for the Challenge’s set by the committee.
The committee will select the challenges based on the need to produce quality images for particular genre that the Club are currently weak on for Interclub competitions….. (Birds, Mammals, Macro etc)
This is a quarterly competition allowing ample time for considered well planned shots.
Image quality and sharpness are key considerations.
The Arvid Jones Cup winner will be decided at the November meeting and presented by the President at the annual awards dinner.
Each entrant will submit up to 3 Prints 20” x 16” maximum mount size of the chosen topic. 390mm along the long edge.
Each photograph must be titled with direction arrows on the back.
The Quarterly winner will be selected by the members attending.
The winning photographs will be featured on the web site.
The rewards:-
First 9 points
Second 4 points
Third 3 points
Each Photo Entered 1 point
When the position is a tie then the Chairman has the casting vote.

The Taylor Lloyd Cup & Plate

The objective of the Taylor Lloyd cup is to reward members who have produced the best Monochrome photographs in the previous 12 months.
The competition will take place on the 3rd week of October each year.
Photographs must not have been entered in any previous competitions….those entered for Critique are welcome though. Any Genre.
Prints only, 20” x 16” maximum mount size. 390mm along long edge.
Two photographs can be submitted and each photograph must have a title.
Members present will vote for the winner.
First place print 5 points awarded
Second place print 3 points awarded
Third place print 2 points awarded
One point for each photo submitted.

Colour Print Cup & CCACC Plate.

The Objective of the Colour Print Cup is to reward members who have produced the best Colour print photographs in the previous 12 months.
The competition will take place on the 3rd meeting in September.
Any genre. Photographs must not have been entered in any previous competitions….those entered for Critique are welcome though.
Prints only, 20” x 16” maximum mount size. 390mm along long edge.
Two photographs can be submitted and each photograph must have a title.
Members present will vote for the winner.
First place print 5 points awarded
Second place print 3 points awarded
Third place print 2 points awarded
One point for each photo submitted.

The Martin Family Cup & Plate

The Objective of the Martin Family Cup and Plate is to reward members who have produced the best Projected photographs in the previous 12 months.
The competition will take place on the 2nd meeting in March.
Photographs must not have been entered in any previous competitions….those entered for Critique are welcome though.
Two projected images can be submitted and each photograph must have a title.
Members present will vote for the winner.
First place projected image 5 points awarded
Second place projected image 3 points awarded
Third place projected image 2 points awarded
One point awarded for each photo submitted.

The Taylor Lloyd Memorial Trophy

The objective of the Taylor Lloyd Memorial Plate is to reward the member who has produced the best 3 Prints on the Theme of Ceredigion.
Submissions on the 2nd or 3rd week in July’s meeting.
Judged by members present.
First 5 points awarded
Second 3 points awarded
Third 2 points awarded
One point for each photo submitted.

Birch Cup

The Birch Cup is awarded to the Best Wall of Fame print of The Year.
The Judging will take place on the Last meeting in November immediately after Novembers Monthly Challenge results are known on the same night.
Members present will vote for the winner.
The Chairman will have the casting vote if a draw.

Winner Receives 5 points towards the Monthly Challenge Cup.

The Presidents Cup & Steve Conway Plate

The Member with the highest points from all Club competitions this season. (excepting Monthly Challenge Cup and Birch Cup points.)

Included are the following :-

Arvid Jones Cup points. (The Committee’s Challenge)
Martin Family Cup points. (Projected Images)
The Taylor Lloyd Cup points. (Monochrome Images)
The Taylor Lloyd Trophy points. (Ceredigion Images)
The CCACC Cup points. (Colour Images)