IF YOU WISH TO ENTER OUR COMPETITIONS THEN ALL THE INFORMATION YOU REQUIRE WILL BE ON THIS PAGE.WHEN JOINING THE CLUB AS A NEW MEMBER YOU WILL BE ASKED WHICH OF THE TWO LEVELS YOU WOULD PREFER YOUR WORK TO BE JUDGED EITHER THE CLUB OR ADVANCED SECTION, YOU WILL THEN REMAIN IN THAT SECTION UNTIL THROUGH MERIT YOU ARE REQUIRED TO MOVE,IE, CLUB TO ADVANCED HOWEVER IF BY THE END OF THE SEASON YOU FEEL THAT YOUR WORK IS UNDER ACHIEVING IN THE ADVANCED SECTION THEN YOU CAN APPLY TO THE COMMITTEE PRIOR TO THE NEW SEASON STARTING TO MOVE TO THE CLUB SECTION THIS WILL BE DECIDED BY THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE.IMAGES THAT FALL INTO THE ALTERED PHOTOGRAPHY SECTION ARE TO BE AS PROJECTED IMAGES ONLY AND THIS SECTION CAN BE ENTERED BY ANY MEMBER
COMPETITION INFORMATION AND RULES
PLEASE NOTE ANY IMAGES THAT ARE EMAILED TO THE CUB MUST BE EMAILED TO THE FOLLOWING ADDRESS
BELOW ARE SOME MOUNT SUPPLIERS AND PRINT COMPANIES RECOMMENDED BY OUR MEMBERS
MOUNTS SIZE = 40cm X 50cm. The mount should have a back with no tape or labels attached except for official exhibition labels. Looking at the back of the mount you should write the title in the top left hand corner
PRINT SIZE = you can use any size print in the mount with a minimum of A4.
SEE HOW TO RENAME YOUR IMAGES SEE HOW TO RESIZE FOR PRINTING AND
Images should be named in the following way, the title in CAPITALS then by in lower case then your name in either case so if the image is titled winter wonderland then it would be named as below
WINTER WONDERLAND by Joe Blogs
title in capitals by lower case author in either case
GENERAL ENTRY RULES
Only fully paid-up members can enter the competitions
RULE 1 THIS RULE APPLIES TO ALL OUR SECTIONS AND COMPETITIONS
ENTRANTS MUST OWN THE COPYRIGHT OF ANY WORK SUBMITTED ALL IMAGES MUST BE SOLELY
THE WORK OF THE PHOTOGRAPHER AND THE COPYRIGHT REMAINS WITH THE AUTHOR
DIGITAL PROJECTED IMAGE (DPI)
WE HAVE 2 SECTIONS A CLUB SECTION AND AN ADVANCED SECTION NEW MEMBERS WILL BE ASKED
WHICH SECTION THEY WOULD LIKE TO BE IN AND THEY MUST STAY IN THAT SECTION UNTIL THE
END OF THAT SEASON.
GENERAL CATEGORY (MANIPULATION RULES) PRINTS AND PROJECTED IMAGES
This is for single images only, and basic editing is allowed EG alteration of colour /light /cropping/
removal of small objects etc. Any adjustments should not alter the truth of the photographic statement
beyond a believable photograph.
ALTERED PHOTOGRAPHY (DIGITALLY PROJECTED IMAGES)
The only limitation in this category is that the photographic content must predominate,
Graphics created by the author can be incorporated, however, they must be used artfully to produce
an effective image In this section, creative photography has elements of altered reality and emphasis
on alteration of general photography including HDR /Stacking / special effects and filters/montages
and many other none standard adjustments, So exercise your imagination using all of the above to
produce an image that would not be possible with the standard photography process.
Plagiarism (defined as wrongful appropriation // close imitation // purloining and publication) of the
whole or any part of another author work is strictly prohibited, all elements of the image must be the
work of the author. No image or part of the image can be copied from any source including the internet
where the copyright is not wholly-owned by the author.
Definition of monochrome; An image is considered to be monochrome if it
(in addition to a straight black and white image) it is toned entirely in one colour, if part of the image
is toned or a small part has colour in it this it is classed as a colour image.
DPI; digitally projected image
MONTHLY LEAGUE COMPETITION RULES
The rules for entering the 4 rounds of the league competitions are as follows; each member can enter
their prints and dpi images into the first round in their pre-selected level club or advanced, and all the
same set of images will continue through the other three rounds and collect points from the various
judges throughout the season the scores will be totalled up at the end of the season to decide the overall
winners in each section each member can enter up to 2 monoprints 2 colour prints
2 projected images 2 altered photography images (projected only)
The prints must be no smaller than A4 mounted on 40cm x 50cm mounts with no glue or sticky labels
on the back, they should have a clear title but no names on them. the projected images should be
sized to 1600 x 1200 no image should be more than 1200 high and they should be correctly titled
and demonstrated on this page.
We have one exhibition per year usually in April.
Members are invited to enter up to 3 images in each category, Monoprint, Colour print, Dpi, Dpi Altered
Photography. Any images can be used unless they have previously been accepted in one of our annual
exhibitions. So if any image has been shown as a print or dpi in a NICC annual exhibition then it
cannot be used again.
This competition may vary from year to year it will be set at the time by the President and members
will be informed of the rules well before the competition.
DIGITAL KNOCK OUT
Members are invited to enter 3 DPIs into this competition once again the images can have been seen in
other competitions or exhibitions. This competition is not split into 2 sections so club and advanced
are all submitted together. Images are knocked out through a series of rounds, the more rounds the
image survive the more points they will accumulate. The last image to be knocked out will win the
section but the winning member is the one with the most points from a total of their 3 images.
Images used in this competition cannot be used again in future NICC knock out competitions.
Images used in this competition must adhere to the rules for our general category.
Judges will be selected and appointed by the Competition Secretary and will not be
members of the Society.