How to send digital images

Annual Entry form

 

 

Competition Titles

Altered Reality

Audio-Visual

Illustrative

Landscape

Man Made

Nature

Open

People

Pictorial

 

Competition Definitions


Altered Reality ( once known as Creative)


Reflective Water Lily by Brian Magor, EFIAPb,MPSA

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 no separate Altered Reality Competition but Awards are fiven in Print and Digital Sections for the best Altered Reality Image

Hand in 25th September 2015

 

Audio-Visual

Friday 18th 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, Robert or Les . Any questions/problems see Brian.

Hand in for A/V programs is 11th 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.

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Illustrative

 


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 February 26th 2016

Some illustrative pictures fall under the title Photojournalism. If you want to enter images in international PJ competitions or the Inter Club PJ competitions then you can find the definition of PJ here

 

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Landscape


Valley View Yosemite by John Sixsmith, EFIAPs, BPE5*, PPSA

Land, sea,river,sky or town subjects treated pictorially.

There is no separate Landscape Competition this season but special awards will be made for the Best Landscape image in the Prints and Digital Sections of the Open Competition

Human figures or animals, if present, should be of secondary importance. Some Landscape images might be eligible for Photo Travel international exhibitions and PT inter-club exhibitions. You can find the definition of Photo Travel here

Hand-in 25 September 2015

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Man Made (Architecture & Record renamed)


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 23 October 2015

 

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Nature


Godwits fighting by Carol Tipping FRPS 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.
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 PSA/FIAP/RPS conditions of entry.  ‘The original statement of the photograph must not be altered in any way whatsoever’. There is no separate category for Monochrome Prints.

Hand-in 20 November 2015

 

If you want to know what the RPS/PSA/FIAP definition of Nature is for international and inter club competitions, and have a lot of time on your hands then click here

 

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Open


Image by Robert Devenish

Open means anything counts.. There will be a Best of Show Award given in each section and then awards for the best Landscape image,and the best Alterered Reality image in each section of Colour Print, Monochrome Print and Projected Images. After that VHCs HCs and Commended awards will be made.

Hand in 25 September 2015

 

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People

 


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.

Some People images might be eligible for Photo Travel international exhibitions and PT inter-club exhibitions. You can find the definition of Photo Travel here

Prints for the People Competition this season are as Small (A4) Un-mounted Prints

Hand in 18th December 2015

 

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Pictorial


Bassenthwaite Lake in the mist by George Evans

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. Essentially the image should appeal aesthetically - artistic rather than representational

 

Hand in 29th January 2015

 

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How to send digital Images

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 hpscomps@gmail.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.

 

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