Our Competitions

Be sure to read as there are some changes from last season

Judges Guide to entering competitions

WeTransfer your entries to:- Chris Duffy(Click on the name) or send to bingleycompetitions@outlook.com
BINGLEY CAMERA CLUB

Important Dates
These are the last dates of entry for the competitions
12th Oct- Running Competition- Round 1
7th Dec- Running Competition Round 2
25th Jan- Running Competition Round 3
8th Mar- Annual Projected Image Competition
5th Apr- Annual Monochrome Print Competition
26th Apr- Annual Colour Print Competition

LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

COMPETITION FORMATS FOR 2020/21

The Annual Competitions

Prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd & 3rd with Highly Commended and Commended as decided by an external judge in each category.

Annual Colour Print

The maximum mount sizes will be 400 x 500mm to correspond with the YPU.

You can enter 2 images of any subject.

Annual Monochrome Print

The maximum mount sizes will be 400 x 500mm to correspond with the YPU.

You can enter 2 images of any subject.

Annual Projected Image

You can enter 2 images of any subject. They can be colour or mono or mixed.

The size of the images must be 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high (max) for landscape format and 1080 pixels high (max) x whatever it works out at for portrait format. The file format must be JPEG, medium quality level 6.


The Running Competition

This year there will be 3 rounds of projected images.

Therefore this is now just a single competition spread over 3 rounds each with a theme and into which you can submit 2 images per round or theme.

Size of image should be 1920 pixels wide x 1080 pixels high (max) for landscape format and 1080 pixels high (max) x whatever it works out at for portrait format

Each round will be themed as follows:-

Round 1 - Isolation

Round 2 – Architecture

Round 3 – Minimal

This is an internally judged competition and marks given by members are added up and then averaged out to get a score per image. Members scores will be added up over the whole contest (3 rounds) to produce an overall winner etc. This is about consistency over the season.

Please note that we will not be announcing any scores until the end of the season. This is simply to try to encourage people to keep entering all 3 rounds. Nobody will know who is in what position at any point, so hopefully nobody will be put off entering future rounds.

The aim is to critique each image on the night of each competition to give feedback that way.

Please also note that you can interpret a theme as you see fit. However, also remember that your fellow photographers are scoring the images and if they don’t think it fits the bill they may mark it down. So be realistic with your approach and not too loose or abstract with your interpretation.

Certificates will be awarded for the 1st, 2nd & 3rd in each round, but the overall winner will be the one with the highest combined scores across all 3 rounds.

There will also be an award for the highest scoring individual image across all 3 rounds.

Photographer of the Year

This is an award for the person who scores most points over all competitions during the season.

Points / Scoring
It has been agreed again that this coming season we will not be giving out the scores for individual images, but we will give feedback / critique on them. A score of 12/13/14 etc doesn’t mean much; it’s more the critique that matters.
We will announce a 1st, 2nd & 3rd with Highly Commended and Commended in each competition
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Image Titles
It's important that you give your image- either digital or print, a title.
When submitting digital images you should ensure that the file name is the title of the image. Please don't send images in with seperate correspondence stating the title, as this can sometimes get misplaced. Within the title name you should add your member number (obtained when you paid your subscription). For example :- The sky at Night-15.jpg
For print submissions you should write on the back of the mount (top right hand corner) the title of the image along with your members number. You will find this number on your receipt which you received when you paid your subscription.
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If in doubt about anything competition related, please ask, no matter how trivial you think it is. We understand it is sometimes difficult to grasp what is required or how to do something.

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