On-line competition guidance

Submitted by webmaster on Tue, 11/09/2018 - 14:44
  • Competition entry is restricted to members of the Hereford SA Photography Club.
  • Entries for the monthly competition may be submitted up to the end of the last day of the relevant month for that particular theme. Any entries submitted later than this final submission date will not be considered.
  • Entries must be in Jpeg file format and downsized to 1024 pixel resolution on longest width / height (see Club Secretary for guidance about re-sizing images). If larger images are uploaded, the website will resize them automatically and this may impact quality.
  • Be aware that any EXIF data present in your images is removed upon uploading the files.
  • Entries to be submitted as an email attachment to competition@hsaphoto.org (The Secretary will submit entries on behalf of members with no computer).
  • All entries must include (i) a photograph (Jpeg format re-sized to a maximum 1024 pixel width / height) (ii) Theme (iii) Month of entry (iv) Title of Photograph - this must be the same as the entered .jpeg name as this is what will appear on the website gallery (v) Name / Membership number - this will not appear on the website as it is for admin purposes. This information should appear in the subject box of your e-mail. (see Membership Secretary if you don’t know your membership number).
  • Maximum of 2 entries per member per month.
  • Photographs previously entered in Hereford SA Photography Club competitions are not allowed.
  • All entries should reflect the core values of the club. The committee retains the right to withdraw any images they deem unsuitable.
  • Entries once accepted cannot be withdrawn.
  • Winning entries and winners names will be published on the website in the following month.
  • All entries must be the individuals own work.
  • Entries will be marked at the end of the month by an independent judge whose decision is final. (The judge will have access to the full 1024 pixel image for critical viewing and decision making).
  • Points will be awarded as follows: 1st = 5 points, 2nd = 4 points, 3rd = 3 points, Specially commended = 1 point.
  • All points awarded will count towards the “Digital Photographer of the Year” competition award, which will be separate from the print competitions.
  •  The image copyright remains in the ownership of the author but the Club reserves the right to display the image on the website or other promotional material. However you should be aware that all images uploaded to any website are effectively released into the public domain and can be downloaded by anyone.