Reflective Water Lily by Brian Magor, EFIAPb, EPSA
The image should be imaginatively different from the way it was originally seen or
taken. Almost any way of substantially altering an image is allowed, but you must hold the copyright to all elements of the final picture and clip art is not allowed. If you don’t have ideas, look at entries to National and International competitions ( we have CDs we can lend you). Be careful not to copy someone else’s entry. There is a tutorial on Altered Reality images on Wednesday 9th January 2013
Hand in 22nd February
Judge: Adrian Lines, ARPS, DPAGB, BPE3* - 15th March 2013
Friday 14th December
All members are invited to submit an audio visual program lasting no more than 5 minutes. Make sure that the program is anonymous. Put together some images on any theme of your choosing and add music or commentary as you wish. Pictures-to-exe is one program that is easy to use but any program which can be run on the club laptop will do. Any Mac users with programs that only run on Macs should liaise with Carol or Robert. Any questions/problems see Brian. Hand in for A/V programs is 7th December. We need to have all entries in good time in order to check that they will run properly. If you wish, you may add a second program as a reserve in case we do not get enough entries. If any member needs help please contact Brian.
After showing all programs, there will be a vote amongst members to choose the winners.
Knowsley Hen by George Evans
1st place - Advanced Colour Print & Illustrative Cup 2012
Any factual photograph which is non pictorial in treatment. Examples include photo-journalism, street scenes, industrial scenes, shop windows, garden flowers, domestic animals, sports action, theatre and scientific subjects. In fact, the choice is wider than for any other competition. Images depicting an activity are appropriate here - people "doing things" although these may also be suitable for the People category.
Hand in: 18th January 2013
Judge: Sheila Tunstall - 8th February 2013
Valley View Yosemite by John Sixsmith, EFIAPs, BPE5*, PPSA
Land, sea,river,sky or town subjects treated pictorially.
Human figures or animals, if present, should be of secondary importance.
There is no Landscape Competition in 2012/3 although there is an award for the best Landscape image in the Open Competition
The Museum by George Evans
The principal aim is the accurate representation of a building, group of buildings or external or internal details of a building; also statues, ceramics, glass, fabrics, furniture, cars, planes, any construct made by man etc. Generally, human figures and other surroundings should be excluded. Pictorialism is desirable but is secondary to the factual representation of the selected subject. The subject of the image should be man-made.
Hand in 23rd November
Judge: Jeremy Malley Smith, LRPS, BPE2*, CPAGB
December 7th 2012
Godwits fighting by Carol Tipping FRPA AFIAP
This is broader than the original term Natural History. It includes weather characteristics, landforms not materially affected by Man, geology, plant associations and botanical specimens showing anatomical detail. Where Nature takes over a man made environment, this could be included. It would not normally include domestic plants or animals unless showing extreme detail, but photographs taken in the zoo are allowed. Use your imagination to widen the criteria.
It includes the description for Natural History – wild animals and birds taken in their natural surroundings, reptiles, fish, insects, wild flowers and plants, including anatomical details of flowers, botanically titled. The latter is super macro work at more than life size. Tame or domestic animals and ‘portraits’ of cultivated plants should be included in the Pictorial or Illustrative competitions. With reference to the use of digital manipulation, we have agreed to use the RPS conditions of entry. ‘The original statement of the photograph must not be altered in any way whatsoever’.
There is no Nature Competition in 2012/13 although Nature images are allowed in the Pictorial, Open and Shapes Competitions and there is an award for the best Nature image in the Open Competition
Image by Robert Devenish
Open means anything counts. In 2012/3 the Open competition will be in two parts - a projected image section and an unmounted Small Prints Competition with no separate classification for Advanced/Intermediate/Novice workers. Colour and Mono images will be judged together. Members are then encouraged to send their Small Prints to the Great British Small Prints Circuit in which Hoylake will be running one of the Salons. There will be a Best of Show Award given in each section and then awards for the best Nature image, the best People image and the best Landscape image. After that VHCs HCs and Commended awards will be made.
Hand in 19th October
Judge: John Dougherty, APAGB BPE1* - 9th November 2012
Surfer in the barrel by John Sixsmith, PPSA, EFIAPs, BPE5*
Formal or informal, single or group, human portraits or figure studies taken indoors or outdoors. Animal studies are not eligible. This is wider than just studio portraits, and may show people in all walks of life, doing a variety of things.
There is no People Competition in 2012/3 although there is an award for
Best People image in the Open Competition
Home sweet home by Robert Devenish
As the name implies, a pictorial should be a picture rather than a strict representation of the subject. The portrayal of the effects of light and shade, and the atmosphere are more important than the subject itself. A pictorial image should never be purely factual and in this way, it is different from an illustrative photo. The photographer should add something to the subject by the use of his or her imagination.
Hand in: 28th September 2012
Judge: Colin Douglas, ARPS, AFIAP,DPAGB, BPE4*
19th October 2012
This season's theme competition is Shapes. Let your imagination run riot. Shapes can be found in Nature, in everyday objects, in your mind's eye.
Hand in: 14th December 2012
Judge: Pamela Vosse - 11th January 2013
Digital entries must be resized to 1400x1050 – (i.e. the horizontal side must not be more than 1400, and the vertical side must not be more than 1050) and in jpg format. It is a good idea to make any unused part of the canvas either grey or black since white areas would detract from your image. The resolution chosen (72, 240 or 300dpi) is immaterial. The image must be a jpg format and should be in the sRGB colour profile. Any other profile may mean that your image will not show to best advantage on our projector.
The image must be named in the following way:
Surname-initial-title. Eg: carver-n-My best image.jpg
This is to ensure that we know who the images belong to. They will be renumbered afterwards so that the judge does not know who the author of each image is.
These should be sent via email to email@example.com
Do not submit images on CDs or memory sticks. If this causes you difficulty please make alternative arrangements with Diana. Paper entry forms must be completed and handed to Diana. This is important so that we have a double check on entries. Please do not send your entry form via email.
There are no grades within the projected images.