Competition Rules

Wantage Camera Club Competition Rules.

  1. Only fully paid up members are eligible to enter club competitions.
  2. The competition year is deemed to run from January to December.
  3. Competition entries must be handed to the competition Secretary at least one week before the competition unless otherwise specified. Digital images uploaded via the WCC website must also be uploaded one week before the competition unless otherwise specified.
  4. Entries in all formats must follow this format: Firstname Lastname_Title of image.
  5. Once an image has been used in any competition included in the “Silver Jubilee” or “White Rose” cumulative points competitions it may not be used again in any format in any of these competitions. Images used in the AV Competition, Photo Trek and Chairman’s Choice Competitions can therefore be used in the “Silver Jubilee” and “White Rose” competitions.
  6. Entries for the End of Year Competitions: (Print of the Year/Projected Image of the Year) must be drawn from your competition entries through the year in that competition’s format. This includes any open or set subject competition for the format and other competitions such as Chairman’s Choice, Photo Trek, Set of Three and 3-in-1 competitions.
  7. Print competition entries must be mounted, subject to a maximum mount size of 16×20 inches. The image size and placement within the mount is at the author’s discretion.
  8. Projected competition images must be in JPEG format, sized for a maximum width of 1440 pixels’ x maximum height of 1080 pixels unless otherwise directed.
  9. Copyright of all images making up an entry must rest with the entrant; images containing ‘clip art’ or stock photos are not permitted except in the audio-visual competitions.
  10. Any entries that do not comply with these rules will be excluded from the competitions.

 

 

Print Competitions

All entries must be accompanied by a jpg for projection, matching so far as possible the cropping of the print. All entries will be marked out of twenty.

Open Subject: Print Competition Shield

Held over three rounds, members may enter up to three prints per round. All entries count towards the member’s total score and the member with the highest total wins the Shield.

Set Subjects: Members may enter one print per subject:

‘Wildlife Image’ must be a wild, live, bird, mammal, fish, reptile, amphibian, insect, flower, lichen or fungi photographed on the mainland, inshore waters or islands making up the British Isles. Post processing must be limited to cropping, minor overall colour correction and sharpening only. No other manipulation will be allowed. The highest scoring entry will win the Mull Chalice.

‘Close-up or Still Life’ The highest score will be awarded the Maisie Telling Trophy.

‘Set of Three’ Three clearly defined images on a single mount linked by subject, theme or technique. A merged montage of images is not acceptable. The highest score will be awarded the Dennis Tarry Trophy.

The Set Subject Print Trophy

Shall be awarded for the highest points overall from the set subject competitions above.

The Dorothy Tarry Landscape Trophy

Members may enter up to two prints of a landscape taken in the UK. Post processing must be limited to cropping, minor overall colour correction and sharpening only. The highest scoring print will be awarded the Dorothy Tarry Trophy. (Note: scores in this competition will count towards the Silver Jubilee Trophy but not the Set Subject).

Print of the Year:  Stevenson Cup

Members can enter a single print chosen from their entries in any print competition of that year.

Silver Jubilee Trophy

In all print competitions the scores achieved are accumulated. The member with the highest grand total at the end of the year is awarded the Trophy.

 

 

Projected Image Competitions All entries will be marked out of twenty.

Open Subject:  Open Projected Image Competition Shield

Held over three rounds, members may enter up to two images per round. All entries count and the member with the highest aggregate score over the three rounds wins the Shield.

Set subjects:  Set Subject Projected Image Trophy

Members may enter one image per subject. The subjects will be   chosen by the judge. The highest aggregate score wins the trophy.

Three-in-One Competition:   Iras Trophy

Members enter a single projected image file containing three individual pictures linked by subject, theme or technique.

Each picture should be separate from the other two and not blended or merged together. E.G. Like a ‘Triptych.’

No text should appear on the final image and the image can have a maximum size of 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Panoramic Projected Image Competition:

(One of the year end competitions) Members may enter a single projected image with a maximum width of 1920 pixels. The aspect ratio should be at least 3:1, so the maximum height should be 640 pixels.

Projected Image of the year:   Digigroup Trophy

Members may enter a single projected image from your entries in any projected image competition over the year.

White Rose Trophy

In all of the Projected Image competitions above, the scores achieved are accumulated. The member with the highest grand total at the end of the year is awarded the Trophy

The Jim Merryweather Trophy

The member with the highest total achieved by combining the Silver Jubilee and White Rose Trophy points is awarded the Jim Merryweather Trophy. i.e. The Best All Round Photographer.

 

 

Miscellaneous

The results of the following four competitions do not carry forward to any other competitions or trophies. See “Instructions to the Judge” for how these are marked.

Chairman’s Choice:  Chairman’s Choice Cup

Format and entry requirements are set by the Chairman each year; See the club programme for details.

Photo Trek:  Photo Trek Goblet

A competition of set subjects drawn from a given location. The images must have been taken during the months specified, submitted as jpg files and titled as shown in the Photo Trek instructions for that year.

Audio Visual:  Hazel Trophy

Members may enter a single projected sequence with a maximum running time of 12 minutes. The sequence must be playable on a Windows computer and the author’s name or logo must not appear in the sequence. Image size and aspect ratio are at the author’s discretion, but for best results the images should be no larger than 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Best Photo Harmony Sequence:  The Dick Butler Trophy

  1. The Dick Butler Trophy competition is open to members of Wantage Camera Club who are also members of the AV Group.
  2. The competition is for a digital AV sequence using still images and music, with no spoken or written commentary. The objective is to harmonise the images to the music and there is no requirement to link them to a particular theme or story.
  3. The sequence can have a title, but apart from this the images must not have text or sub-titles added to them.
  4. There is a maximum time limit of eight minutes per author and multiple entries are allowed so long as the total of all the sequences entered does not exceed eight minutes.
  5. There is no minimum time requirement.
  6. The competition will be judged by an external judge and the author of the winning sequence will be presented with the Dick Butler Trophy at the Club’s Award Dinner.