Competition Rules

Prints and Projected Digital Images (PDI) Competition Rules

  1.  In internal competitions (including Best of Beeston and the Hilda Thurman Competition), images can only be entered once as a pdi and once as a print and this must be in separate seasons. This does not apply to inter-club competitions or the annual club exhibition.
  2. There are six open competitions and a final 7th competition with a theme. Each has these 4 categories: • Monochrome Prints • Colour Prints • Monochrome PDI • Colour PDI
  3. You may enter a maximum of 1 image in each category for each competition evening with each category being judged separately. The same image may not be entered as a print and as a digital image in the same season.
  4. Marks will be awarded out of 20 but only your best 4 marks in each category plus the themed competition mark will be counted so that the maximum score will be 100. If you do not enter the themed competition only your best 4 scores will count.
  5. Images may be captured either by digital camera or scanned from the entrant’s original slide or print. Laboratory scanning is permitted providing the original image was on negative, slide or print which was the work of the entrant.
  6. Entries may be straight images with no manipulation, manipulated images or composites of several images providing that the originals were taken by the entrant using the photographic process. Wholly computer generated images are not permitted nor are triptychs.
  7. All prints must be mounted with a mount size of 50 x 40cm. Other sizes will be rejected.
  8. The title and entrant’s name must be clearly marked on the back of the mount.
  9. All digital images must be in JPEG format and should be at a maximum size of 1400 x 1050 pixels. The height of any digital image must not exceed 1050 pixels.
  10. Entries must be made online via our website beestoncameraclub.co.uk. You will need a password to enter. Last year’s passwords are still valid but if you have forgotten or are a new member passwords may be obtained by emailing beestoncameraclub@gmail.com.
  11. Print titles and digital images should be with the Competition Secretary on the club night one week before the competition but certainly no later than the Monday midnight prior to the competition.
  12. The Competition Secretary has the right to refuse late entries.
  13. ONLY FULLY PAID UP MEMBERS MAY ENTER THESE COMPETITIONS.
  14. IN THE THEMED COMPETITION ANY ENTRY DEEMED BY THE JUDGE ON THE NIGHT NOT TO CONFORM TO THE THEME WILL HAVE 5 POINTS DEDUCTED.
  15. Please note that the receipt of all email images will be acknowledged. If you do not receive an acknowledgement please contact the Competition Secretary at beestoncameraclub@gmail.com as it is not possible to accept digital entries on the evening of the competition.

Best of Beeston Competition Rules

  1. This Competition is restricted to digital images only which must (a) have been taken during the last 12 months (b) and not been entered in any of the other monthly club competitions including The Hilda Thurman Competition. (But they may be entered in the Annual Club Exhibition.)
  2. There are six categories each year which will normally be announced at the AGM and which will appear in the Club Programme.
  3. Members may submit 1 image in any 4 out of the 6 categories.
  4. Each category is judged separately and individual entries marked out of 20. The winner will be the entrant with the highest aggregate score (out of 80).
  5. All digital images must be in JPEG format and should be at a maximum size of 1400 pixels wide x 1050 high. The height of any digital image must not exceed 1050 pixels.
  6. Images may be captured either by digital camera or scanned from the entrant’s original slide or print. Laboratory scanning is permitted providing the original image was on negative, slide or print which was the work of the entrant.
  7. Images may be straight images with no manipulation, manipulated images or composites of several images providing that the originals were taken by the entrant using the photographic process. Wholly computer generated images are not permitted nor are tryptichs.
  8. The preferred method of submission of digital images is by email to beestoncameraclub@gmail.com. Emails must include titles (as opposed to file name) and name of entrant. Entries on CD or Memory Stick will also be accepted.
  9. Titles and digital images should be with the Competition Secretary on the club night one week before the competition but certainly no later than midnight on the Monday prior to the competition.
  10. The Competition Secretary has the right to refuse late entries.
  11. ANY ENTRY WHICH IS NOT CONSIDERED BY THE JUDGE ON THE NIGHT TO FIT THE CATEGORY WILL HAVE 5 POINTS DEDUCTED.

Hilda Thurman Competition Rules

This is a print-only competition which is judged by the audience on the night.

If you do not have access to a printer, arrangements can be made to produce a print for you if you contact the competition secretary on the usual email. Or speak to a member of the Committee at a club evening. Prints should be brought on the night. They will be placed on tables around the room so that members can study them and vote for their favourites.

  1. The entry must not have been entered in any other competition during the season.
  2. The image should have been taken during the past 12 months.
  3. Composites are not accepted.
  4. The image should be a “traditional photograph.” For the purposes of clarity we are using the following definition: FIAP Definition of Traditional Photography: A traditional photograph must maintain the original image content with minimal adjustments, which should not alter the reality of the scene and should appear natural. Rearranging, replacing, adding to or removing from any part of the image except by cropping is strictly forbidden. After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all photographs.
  5. It is also requested that no in-camera techniques be applied to the image.
  6. The image should be submitted as an A4 unmounted print with the title on the reverse. (Block capitals please). The title should be sent to enquiries@beestoncameraclub. co.uk by midnight on the Monday prior to the competition.