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Paisley Photographic Society

Members Handbook 2018 - 2019

Rules and Classes for Club Competitions


All PDIs and Prints submitted to club competitions must solely be the work of the author. Copyright free, free to download and third party images used wholly or in part are not allowed.

All images must comply with FIAP definitions. The author takes full responsibility for works submitted.

Bi Monthly Competitions (Prints)

There are 2 Bi Monthly competitions held in the year comprising 2 separate sections, Monochrome and Colour.  Entrants may submit up to 4 prints in each section. Categories are: Beginner & Advanced. (Definitions explained elsewhere). Points are awarded as follows: 1st - 20 points, 2nd - 19 points, 3rd - 18 points Highly Commended - 17 points Commended - 16 points Unplaced entries all get 15 points. The winners are decided by accumulating the highest points from best 2 entries in each Bi Monthly competition. In the event of a draw the print with the highest points will determine the winner.

Bi Monthly Competitions (Digital Images)

There are 2 Bi Monthly competitions held in the year. Entrants may submit up to 5 images in each section. Categories are: Beginner & Advanced.  Points are awarded as follows: 1st - 20 points, 2nd - 19 points, 3rd - 18 points Highly Commended - 17 points Commended - 16 points Unplaced entries all get 15 points. The winners are decided by accumulating the highest points from best 2 entries in each Bi Monthly competition. In the event of a draw the print with the highest points will determine the winner.  Colour & monochrome images are accepted.

Restrictions Bi Monthly Competitions

Same or similar images used in previous Bi Monthly competitions are ineligible.  Mono, colour or a digital image from a single or similar file can only be used once in any year.  For example if a mono image is entered in a Bi monthly competition. A colour version or a projected digital image from the same or similar file cannot be used in a Bi Monthly competition in the same year. The alternative can be used in a Bi Monthly competition in subsequent years.

Jack Yule Competition

Four digital images previously unused in any club competition. The author of the set of images gaining the most marks will be declared the winner. Open to both beginners and advanced authors. Points are awarded in order of merit for each image.  Entries used in the Jack Yule Competition are eligible for future digital images competitions.

Annual Exhibition (Digital Images)

Entrants may submit up to 5 images. No points are awarded, Judge will award 1st,  2nd & 3rd places plus any “Highly Commended” or “Commended” as he/she sees fit to select. Images used in Bi Monthly competitions are eligible. Images used in previous Annual Exhibitions are ineligible.

Annual Exhibition (Prints)

Entrants may submit up to 4 images in the sections for Mono and Colour. No points are awarded, judge will award 1st,  2nd & 3rd places plus any “Highly Commended” or “Commended” he/she sees fit to select. Images used in Bi Monthly competitions are eligible. Images used in previous Annual Exhibitions are ineligible.

Restrictions & Definitions

Restrictions - Annual Exhibition

Same or similar Images used in any previous Annual Exhibitions are ineligible.

Same or similar images cannot be used in both Annual Digital Images and Prints competitions in any one year.

Same or similar Mono and Colour images cannot be used in more than one section in any one year

Definitions All Competitions

Beginner

A new member starting out in photography who has never won a competition at this or any other photographic club.  

Where a new member is unsure of his/her status Paisley Photographic Society Committee will assess the standard from a selection of the author’s work prior to entering club competitions. The onus is on the individual to seek advice before entering club competitions.

Advanced

A new member who was an advanced member of another club. Anybody can opt to go direct into the advanced section.

The winner of the Beginners Digital Image League and Prints League is promoted to the advanced section in the following year. Digital Image League and Prints League will be treated separately.

Winner of the Beginners Annual Mono or Colour Competition in 2 separate years is promoted to the Advanced section.

Print Sizes

Prints should be at least 20cm long one side and mounted on 3mm (nominal) thick card mount. Maximum mount size 500mm x 400mm.

Each entry must have a label on the back bottom left hand corner with the Competition and year, category (Beginner, Advanced), Mono or Colour, Section Number, Competition Number and Title. Labels provided by the club.

Digital Images

Resize file to 1600 px for landscape (horizontal) images and 1200 px for Portrait (vertical)

Updated May 2018