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 updated 01/02/2021

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 and develop a critical eye and improve techniques.

Ideally the Committee would like to be able to submit an entry from each member of our Club for the Interclub competitions and WPF competitions.

Providing support and encouragement for our developing photography helps all of us regardless of ability.

1. Eligibility

    1. All fully paid up members of the club shall be eligible to enter all club competitions.
    2. The copyright of all entries or components of an entry must belong to the photographer.
    3. Each competition has its own structure, limitations and rules that must be abided by.
    4. The committee has the final ruling on any disputes that may arise from time to time.
    5. 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.

    1. Photographs selected for Interclub competition will normally be mounted at club meeting’s on a Tuesday evening in a timely manner.
    2. Maximum mount size for club competitions will be 500mm x 400mm.
    3. Maximum Print size size no longer than 390mm along long side.
    4. Slides (2 x 2) must be correctly spotted and bear the name of the author.
    5. Projected images 1920 along leading edge or for WPF rules 1600 x 1200.

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.

Note: The Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night (usually 3rd Tuesday in November) will Start at 6:30pm and finish at 9:30pm.

It will include a full Buffet and refreshments provided by the Club.

The Upper Hall will accommodate the Members Photographs from this years interclub competitions and some additional Winning Mounted Prints from the previous year.

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.

The Monthly Challenge Cup will be awarded at the November Club Annual Competition Judging Night.

To provide images for future Interclub competitions.

The Monthly Challenge Cup is a monthly competition running from November to October.

The Monthly Challenge will be selected by the previous month’s 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 images 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 3 points and a prize from the table…

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 Arvid Jones Plate and Cup

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 Arvid Jones Cup will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night in November, and Judged independently.

The committee will select the 2 challenges based on the need to produce quality images for particular genre that the Club are currently weak on for Interclub competitions….( e.g. Birds, Mammals, Macro, Street, Light trails etc)

This is an annual competition allowing ample time for considered well planned shots. All photos must be new and taken in the previous 12 months.

Image quality, composition and sharpness are key considerations.

Submissions of up to 2 images per subject maximum 2 subjects.

Images must be submitted on USB to the Chairman by the last meeting in October for the judge to Consider.

Each image must have a title.

The winning images will be featured on the web site.

Images must be 1920 along the leading edge.

The Taylor Lloyd Plate and Cup

The objective of the Taylor Lloyd cup is to reward members who have produced the best Monochrome photographs in the previous 12 months.

The Taylor Lloyd Cup will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night in November, and judged independently.

Photographs must not have been entered in any previous internal competitions….those entered for Critique are welcome though. Any Genre!.

Two Mounted prints can be submitted and each photograph must have a title.

Mounted prints 500mm x 400mm (The Club provides the cheapest best quality printing service and a variety of printing papers are available)

Colour Print Cup & CCACC Plate and Cup

The Objective of the Colour Print Cup is to reward members who have produced the best Colour Print in the previous 12 months.

The Colour Print Cup will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night in November, and judged independently.

Images must not have been entered in any previous Internal Club competitions….those entered for Critique are welcome though. Any genre!.

Two Prints can be submitted and each photograph must have a title.

Prints must be submitted to the Chairman by the last meeting in October for the Judge to consider.

Mounted print size 500mm x 400mm. (The Club provides the cheapest best quality printing service and a variety of printing papers are available)

The Martin Family Plate and Cup

The Objective of the Martin Family Cup and Plate is to reward members who have produced the best Photography Project.

The Martin Family Cup will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night in November, and judged independently.

Projects can be anything the member decides to do.

A minimum of 4 Mounted Prints to be submitted and a generous maximum of 10.

The Project should be introduced with a Precis on a single side of A4 paper.

The Project must be submitted to the Chairman by the last meeting in October for the Judge to Consider.

Images can be from the previous 36 months.

Mounted prints 500mm x 400mm (The Club provides the cheapest best quality printing service and a variety of printing papers are available)

The Taylor Lloyd Memorial Plate and Cup

The objective of the Taylor Lloyd Memorial Plate is to reward the member who has produced the best 3 Projected images on the Theme of Ceredigion.

The Taylor Lloyd memorial plate will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging night in November, and judged independently.

Images must be submitted on USB to the Chairman by the last meeting of October.

Image resolution must be 1920 along the leading side.

Birch Cup

The Birch Cup is awarded to the Best Wall of Fame print of The Year.

The Birch Cup will be awarded at the Clubs Annual Competition Judging Night in November, and Judged independently.

The Presidents Cup & Steve Conway Plate

The Presidents Cup & Plate will be awarded by the President and Chairman to the Member whom has made a valuable contribution to our Club.

It will be awarded at the Annual Competition Judging Night in November.