Club competitions & rules; 2017

Clonakilty Camera Club competitions and rules 2017

 

There are 3 up-coming competitions between now and the calendar year’s end

  • Portrait Challenge – due date October 4th
  • Johnny Creedon Nature Photographer of the Year – due date November 15th
  • Photographer of the Year (POTY) – due date December 13th

 

The subject criteria, permissible photo editing and presentation for each of the competitions varies.

For printed images the following criteria apply:

  • Prints must not exceed 16” x 12”
  • All images must be mounted
  • The mount must not exceed 20” x 16”
  • Your name & image title should be written in pencil on the reverse of the mount

For all competitions the images must have been made in the 12 months prior to the due date.

Portrait Challenge – projected images, non-competitive
  • Two portraits, one lit with natural light, one with artificial light
  • Can be any style of portrait i.e. studio, environmental, group etc
  • Subject can differ across the two portraits i.e. different people
  • Photo Editing
    • No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements, except by cropping the image, are permitted
    • Removal of dust spots, digital noise or film scratches is permissible
    • Levels & curves adjustment, colour adjustment, dodging & burning are permissible but must appear natural
    • Colour images may be converted to black & white
Johnny Creedon Nature Photographer of the Year – print
  • Domestic animals or animals in captivity are NOT permitted
  • Flora, fungi etc. must be in its natural environment i.e. no cut grasses, cut flowers or picked toadstools etc
  • Cultivated plants are ineligible
  • Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are an integral parts of the nature story such as animals adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves;
    • i.e. bird on a feeder is not acceptable, bird nesting in a chimney pot is acceptable
  • Landscapes, woodlands, geological formations etc. are permitted providing they are the primary subject in the image and show little or no human endeavor or influence;
    • i.e. farmed land, forestry, piers, jetties etc. should not be included in any landscape
  • Photo Editing
    • No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements, except by cropping the image, are permitted
    • Removal of dust spots, digital noise or film scratches is permissible
    • Levels & curves adjustment, colour adjustment, dodging & burning are permissible but must appear natural
    • Colour images may be converted to black & white

 

POTY – print

The theme for this year’s competition is to take the first sentence from any book and to illustrate with 3 photographs.

  • You may interpret the sentence literally or figuratively
  • One image must be colour, one must be black and white
  • Open to any photo manipulation

 

A downloadable pdf of this page can be found here.