Chairman: Brian Magor,MPSA EFIAPb CPAGB
There are four sections:
1) Open – Colour or Monochrome-recognised by the Projected Image Division of the PSA for Colour Star path
2) Nature – Open – Colour or Monochrome -recognised by the Nature Division of the PSA.
3) Photo Journalism – Open – Colour or Monochrome - recognised by the PJ division of the PSA
4) Photo Travel – Open – Colour or Monochrome – recognised by the PT Division of the PSA
£6.00 for one section, £9.00 for two sections, £12 for three or four sections
Payment will be made via PayPal to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Entry fee is waived for members of Hoylake Photographic Society
We aim to have at least 30% of images entered accepted
Provisional - other awards may be added
|We are grateful to the Georgia Circuit and to the California Pacific International Exhibition for donating medals. Please visit their sites for more infomation about their exhibitions|
Maker's Name: The maker's name and/or image title shall not be in the image area of the digital file.
Original Image Statement: Entries must originate as photographs (image-captures of object via light sensitivity) made by the entrant on photographic emulsion or acquired digitally. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his/her own and permits the sponsors to reproduce all or part of the entered material free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the exhibition. This may include low resolution posting on a web site. The exhibition and the PSA assume no liability of any misuse of copyright. Images may be altered, either electronically or otherwise, subject to divisional restrictions, by the maker and artwork or computer graphics created by the entrant may be incorporated if the photographic content predominates.
Exhibition Is Open: The exhibition is open to anyone; however, an entry may be rejected when the sponsoring organization or its agent, in its reasonable discretion, believes the entry does not conform to the exhibition rules and conditions.
You do not have to be a member of Hoylake Photographic Society or of the Photographic Society of America to enter this competition
You may enter up to four images in each section. Saving your JPG file using sRGB color is recommended as it will provide better quality under the projection conditions used for judging the exhibition and producing the exhibition show. Each entrant’s images will be distributed between 4 rounds of voting.
Maximum image width is 1400 pixels. Maximum image height (vertical) is 1050 pixels (high).
Smaller images are acceptable. Maximum permitted file size per image is 800 KB. To bring your files below this you may have to reduce the quality to 9, 10 or 11.
You do not have to follow any naming convention for your jpg files when you enter. The web pages properly rename your files to meet the needs of our exhibition software
After you submit your entry, you will receive an email with your name, address, email, etc. plus the image titles you typed in. Please review and if you made any errors, please contact the Chairman – email@example.com to resolve.
The entries are processed periodically and the status report indicates the time/date of the next scheduled status list up.
Closing Date: 9th June 2013
Judging: 22nd-30th June 2013
Notification: 14th July 2013 via email only
Catalogue on line & awards sent by 14th September 2013
Accepted images and those winning awards will be online at www.hoylakephoto.org.uk . Public showings will be held in the Lancashire & Cheshire Photographic Union area in 2013 and 2014.
Graeme Webb EPSA EFIAP
John Royle CPAGB
I have always had a passing interest in photography, but only really took it seriously from 2005 when I joined West Cumbria photo Group. I don’t have a particular style or favourite subject, basically anything that catches my interest and stays still long enough, is considered fair game. I find the interplay of light, shadow, color and shape fascinate me, and I now look at the world in a slightly different way. This manifests itself mostly in my abstract landscapes.
I am the founder and chairman of the Wrekin Salon which will be in its 3rd year this year.
John Royle has had a lifelong interest in photography but only became involved in club photography about 14 years ago when he joined his local club. He quickly became involved in running the club, a judge and L&CPU Executive Member. Having abandoned Art as a career in favour of Biology John was delighted to return to it in a sense after 34 years of teaching Biology and Science. The Art, Science and teaching are a great help in judging and explaining why pictures "work" - and being kind to those that don't! He has experience of judging at all levels.
I have been interested in photography for over 30 years, and started off with a roll of monochrome film and processing and printing in my own darkroom. Mostly interested in landscape to start with, I now enjoy many genres of photography. Having been involved with Club photography over the years I find there is always something new and exciting to explore. My other interests are drawing and painting, and various art and craft projects. I am a judge on the L&CPU circuit.
Trevor Davenport ARPS DPAGB BPE3*
Kate Webb MPSA EFIAP
Tony Pioli, FRPS FBPE
enjoy Travel and Nature photography and am a member of the RPS at Associate level.
Recently awarded the gold medal in the annual RPS Nature Group for a photograph of a
White Satin Moth taken in the Ainsdale Dunes.
Tradition in my family meant that I received my first camera on my 9th birthday. Whilst I have been taking photographs ever since, I did not take photography seriously until I joined West Cumbria Photo Group in 2005. Generally I have always taken photographs which show scenery and life as it is and do very little manipulation in photoshop. As such, my most successful fields are in general landscapes, phototravel and photojournalism, but I also have an interest in abstract details of nature.
I am the Second Vice Chair of the Projected Imaging Division of the Photographic Society of America, and currently a member of Wrekin Arts Photographic Club. My greatest achievement in photography in my own eyes, however, has been to donate photographs to local hospitals to improve the healing environment.
A self-taught photographer, my interest in photography began in early childhood when I was influenced by my Grandfather's folding Kodak camera that used 828 roll-film producing 2.5 x 4.5 ins black & white contact prints. This led to a lifelong interest in photography, initially monochrome and subsequently colour transparencies, the latter being more suited to combining my intence interest in the Natural World with my love of photography..I have travelled far and wide visiting many countries and continents in order to portray not only the underlying beauty of the Natural World, but also to produce images of the more interesting aspects of the world around use, through the lens of my camera.
PHOTO JOURNALISM AND PHOTO TRAVEL
Tony Potter MPSA EFIAPs ARPS
Diana Magor MPSA EFIAPb, LRPS, CPAGB, BPE2*
|ThePSA 2011 Early Achievement Award was presented to Tony Potter, MPSA, of West Cumbria PG.He created an innovative PSA-recognized Great British Small Print Circuit exhibition after a discussion at a PSA Conference of digital processing changes.He was PSA Director of Region 28 and enrolled over 40 new members,and has been the Director of International Affairs.He was a speaker at the 2009 PSA Conference, and is Chair of the West Cumbria Photo Group. He has extensive experience of judging international exhibitions||Diana is a judge for the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union and has judged several FIAP/PSA international exhibitions including Tropical Image, Florida, USA, Wrekin and GB Small Prints Circuit in the UK|
John Sixsmith, PPSA, BPE5*, EFIAPg
Margaret Sixsmith, EPSA, FBPE, EFIAPg
|John is a judge for the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union and has judged national and international competitions - BPE, FIAP and PSA exhibitions including GB Small Prints Circuit.||Margaret is a judge for the Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union and has judged national and international competitions - BPE, FIAP and PSA exhibitions including GB Small Prints Circuit.|
Nature Images must comply with the PSA definition of Nature :-
"Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict observations from all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well informed person will be able to identify the subject material and to certify as to its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements enhance the nature story. The presence of scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals is permissible. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set arrangements, are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. No techniques that add to, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. The removal, or manipulation, of colors contained within the original image to enable the production of monochrome images is permitted”
Definition for the Wildlife Medal: Authentic wildlife is defined as one or more organisms living free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Therefore, landscapes, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or any living subject taken under controlled conditions are not eligible for Wildlife competitions.
Photojournalism images shall consist of pictures or sequences with informative content and emotional impact, including human interest, sport, documentary and spot news. The journalistic value of the photograph shall be considered over pictorial quality. In the interest of credibility, photographs which misrepresent the truth, such as manipulation to alter the subject matter, or situations which are set up for the purpose of photography, are unacceptable in Photojournalism.
Definition for the Human Interest medal:- Images depict a person or persons in an interactive, emotional, or unusual situation, excluding sports action
Photo Travel Definition
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place, and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close-up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.