Competition

B.P.S. Competitions for 2016

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Set Subject No.1 Competition

 

 

1. A competition on a set subject, to be held annually with two sections

2. Up to five prints and five digital images may be entered. The prints may be monochrome or colour, or a mix of the two.

3. The subject will be chosen by the General Committee of the Society.

4. Immediately after the presentation of the Trophies, the subject for the following year’s competition will be announced.

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J. B. LANCASTER COMPETITION

 

 

1. A competition for six to eight digital images forming a portfolio on one particular theme or topic chosen by the competitor. One or two portfolios may be entered

2. Images must be numbered in the order in which they are to be projected.

3. An overall title, description of the theme, or explanation of the purpose of the entry may be provided. ( No more than 20 words)

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Chairman Medallion

 

 

1 A competition for digital images, held annually in January.

2. A competition for images taken on any of the qualifying Society outings held during the previous calendar year.

3. A list of qualifying outings will be posted towards the end of the year.

4. Up to five digital images may be entered.

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Set Subject No.2

 

 

1. A competition on a set subject, to be held annually with two sections

2. Up to five prints and five digital images may be entered. The prints may be monochrome or colour, or a mix of the two.

3. The subject will be chosen by the General Committee of the Society

4. Immediately after the presentation of the Trophies, the subject for the following year’s competition will be announced.

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Print Medallion

 

 

1. A competition for prints, held annually in January. Subject – Open.

2. Up to five prints may be entered.

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Jubilee

 

 

1. A competition for digital images for which an entry consists of four images. Each image must be from a different category.

2. One or two entries may be submitted, but if two entries are submitted, all eight images must be from different categories.

3. The categories will be decided by the General Committee. The number of categories must give entrants adequate choice.

4. Each image will be judged in the category in which it is entered and in that category alone.

5. The reference letter of the category in which each image is entered must be shown in the file name.

6. The winner shall be the entrant with the highest aggregate mark obtained by adding the scores awarded to each of the four images of a set.

7. In the event of a tie, the winner shall be the entrant with the highest mark awarded to any one image. If this fails to resolve the situation, the criteria to be taken shall be the highest total of the two best images, or if this fails, the highest total of the three best images.

8 With no outright winner, the Shield shall be held for equal parts of the year by those who tied.

Categories and Reference Letters

A – Animals Photographs of domesticated, farm stock, or animals in Captivity. (Not “wild” animals min their natural surroundings. See Natural History below.

C – Candid A picture of a person or persons engaged in some natural believable activity, unposed and ideally without the knowledge of the subject.

D – Abstract A subjective impression, representation or distortion as opposed to a realistic interpretation of a subject. or Pattern A particular arrangement of forms, colours, shapes, textures etc.

F – Flowers A pictorial or factual representation of a flower or flowers in natural or contrived surroundings.

L – Landscape Also includes seascapes.

N - Nature Definition is the one given in Appendix ‘A’

P – Portrait An artistic representation or characteristic likeness of a person. It can be facial features, head and shoulders, three quarters or full length portrait.

R – Table Top A contrived picture of objects over which the photographer or Still Life has complete control in a creative manner. & Record A photograph which sets out to state the facts about an inanimate object without any regard for it’s pictorial qualities, such as architectural detail, stained glass window, picture for a catalogue, etc.

S – Sport Photographs depicting any form of sport.

X – Action Photograph of a moving subject or object, which depicts the essence of action.

Z – Night Photography Images taken between sunset and sunrise but not including either.

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NATURE & LANDSCAPE COMPETITIONS

 

 

1 A competition for prints and digital images held annually.

2. The subject for digital images is “Nature”. Definition is given in Appendix ‘A’.

3. Up to five digital images may be entered.

4. The subject for prints will be “Landscape”

5. Up to five prints may be entered.

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ANNUAL COMPETITIONS

 

 

1 These competitions are held annually towards the end of the normal season.

2. Entries may be of any subject.

3. No AV sequence, print or digital image may be entered in more than one Annual Competition. (However, see Rule 4 of the General Rules).

4. The Mono Print and DPI Competitions will include black & white images, toned black & white images with or without different shades, irrespective of the process used.

5. The Colour Print and Colour DPI Competitions will include all other entries.

Mono Print Competition

1. Up to six mono prints may be entered. (as defined above).

Colour Print Competition

1 Up to six colour prints may be entered. (as defined above).

Mono Digital Image Competition.

1. Up to six mono digital images may be entered.

Colour Digital Image Competition

1. Up to six colour digital images may be entered.

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AV Competition

 

 

1 Up to two sequences may be entered.

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Bebington Trophy

 

 

1. This Trophy is awarded to the Society Member who has gained the most points in qualifying competitions during the season.

2. Any Member entering any of the qualifying competitions will score points towards the trophies as follows:

First 6 Points
Second 5 Points
Third 4 Points
Highly Commended 3 Points
Commended 2 Points
Unsuccessful 1 Points

(Irrespective of how many images are entered)

Only a Member’s highest scoring entry from each qualifying competition will count towards the Bebington Trophy, the Print Merit Trophy, the Digital Merit Trophy and the Progress Trophy.

3 A league table of the points in each trophy will be displayed on the notice board after each competition.

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