Competitions and Exhibitions

9 General Rules (Competitions)

i) Only recognised members shall be allowed to participate in Club Competitions.

ii) All competitions are open to all members except where otherwise stated.

iii) In the event of there being less than three entrants in any competition, except for the Warden Trophy Competition and The Projected Digital Image Trophy, the award will be withheld for that Competition.

iv) Entries for Club competitions should have no information visible on them apart from a title if necessary.

v) The Committee will appoint a Selection Panel for Interclub and Federation competitions and will appoint judges for the internal competitions.

vi) A monochrome print shall be defined as one exhibiting different tones of one colour.

vii) A colour print shall be defined as exhibiting more than one colour.

viii) Prints can be produced by any process and be home or trade processed.

ix) All prints shall be mounted, and no mount shall exceed 50cm. x

40cm except where otherwise stated.

x) An image can only be used twice in the same competition. This includes any entry from the same negative, slide or digital image.

xi) Prints to be judged by an independent judge except where otherwise stated.

xii) All members will be allocated a membership number; this number will remain with the individual member for the duration of their membership of the Club.

It shall be a condition of entry into all Club competitions and submissions for Interclub selection, that the membership number be clearly shown. The number will be shown on the rear of the print in the bottom right-hand corner.

xiii) Les Rochester Trophy — Please see section 21.

Print Competitions

10 Rose Bowl Competition

Entries to consist of the maximum number of monochrome prints as decided by the Committee at the beginning of the season.

11 Ternent Trophy

Each member can submit one entry, which is to consist of THREE monochrome prints of THREE different types of subject. The entry should demonstrate the versatility of the photographer but is NOT intended to be judged as a panel.

12 John Taylor Trophy

i) Entries to consist of ONE or TWO pairs of prints (colour, monochrome or mixed).

ii) The Trophy is to be awarded to the pair of prints which most aptly typify two of the four subjects set by the Committee each year.

iii) The subject chosen by the author should be indicated on the print alongside the title.

iv) No one image to be re-used in the same competition.

v) Where two pairs of prints are submitted the prints should be marked by the author “pair A” and “pair B”.

13 Norman Thompson Salver

i) The object of this competition is to encourage the photography of people.

ii) Entries to consist of the maximum number of prints (colour, monochrome or mixed) as decided by the Committee at the beginning of the season.

iii) The subject of the Competition is to be a person or persons.

14 The A4 Competitions

i) Entries shall be limited to TWO monochrome or colour prints not exceeding 21.0 cm. x 29.7 cm. (A4), unmounted or on mounts not exceeding 42.0 cm. x 29.7 cm. (A3).

ii) Four competitions to be held during the season, the subjects being: Landscape, Any Subject, Natural History and People.

iii) Each competition to be judged by popular vote of the members. In addition to the point score as outlined in section 21, any print in fourth place will be considered as a highly commended entry.

iv) No member can award points to his/her own entry in the A4 competition.

15 Saltwell Trophy

i) Entries to consist of colour prints of any subject.

ii) Each member may submit up to the maximum number of prints as decided by the Committee at the beginning of the season.

Projected Image Competitions

Please note: Colour Transparencies entered in Club Competitions will be scanned to create a digital file.

Digital images may be submitted with any amount of adjustment and manipulation. However, all images used, even if combined, must have begun life as photographic images and must have been taken and worked on solely by the member! No cut and paste stock images may be used.

All images will be judged within a pixel size of 1024 x 768 to comply with the current projector’s image size. In other words, the image should be no more than 1024 pixels horizontal or 768 pixels vertical. (These sizes may change if/when we get a new projector).

Images MUST be submitted in JPG (JPEG) format to ensure consistency and minimise the size for emailing and the time to display the image.

All image file titles must contain the following information: -

• Membership number

• Competition name

• Image title: Try to keep it short

Use underscores between Section and Number and Title

Example: 042_Colour_Trophy_Cobbled_Street.jpg

Entries may be submitted on CD, USB memory stick or by email to the Digital Image Competition Secretary at pdi@gatesheadcc.com. Alternatively, you can bring your camera or memory card to the club meeting on the entry date and a Committee Member will assist with transferring images.

If you have any questions about this competition, please speak to the PDI Competitions Secretary.

16 Colour Trophy Competition

Entries are limited to the maximum number of digital files (colour) as decided by the Committee at the beginning of the season.

17 Trueman Trophy

Entries shall consist of a set of THREE digital files (colour), of three different types of subject, one set per member. The entry should demonstrate the versatility of the photographer. The winner being the member, who, in the opinion of the judge shall have submitted the best set of three digital images which satisfy the criteria above.

18 The Anniversary Trophy

i) Entries to consist of ONE or TWO pairs of digital files (colour, monochrome or mixed).

ii) The trophy is to be awarded to the pair of digital images which most aptly typify two of the four subjects set by the Committee each year.

iii) The subject chosen by the author should be indicated in parenthesis alongside the title of the image.

iv) No one image to be re-used in the same competition.

v) Where two pairs of images are submitted, they should be marked by the author “pair A and pair B”.

19 The Warden Trophy

This trophy is awarded to the beginner gaining the highest aggregate of points from all colour and black and white print competitions. One point is awarded for each print entered in the following competitions: Rose Bowl, Ternent Trophy, John Taylor Trophy, Norman Thompson Salver, Saltwell Trophy and the A4 Competitions.

Extra points will be awarded to successful entries as follows:

1st 12 points

2nd 8 points

3rd 5 points

HC 3 points

To qualify, a minimum score of 14 points must be gained to be eligible, and the member with the highest score will be awarded the Warden Trophy. The Warden Trophy cannot be awarded to any member who has held a photographic distinction or has previously been awarded the Warden Trophy, The Rose Bowl, The Ternent Trophy, The John Taylor Trophy, the Norman Thompson Salver or the Saltwell Trophy.

20 Projected Digital Image Trophy

This Trophy is awarded to the beginner with the highest aggregate of marks in the following Projected Digital Image Competitions; Colour Trophy, Trueman Trophy and Anniversary Trophy. One point will be awarded for each image entered.

Extra points will be awarded to successful entries as follows:

1st 12 points

2nd 8 points

3rd 5 points

HC 3 points

To qualify for the trophy a minimum of 11 points must be gained. The Projected Digital Image Trophy cannot be awarded to any member who has held a photographic distinction or has previously been awarded the Projected Digital Image Trophy, the Colour Trophy, the Trueman Trophy or the Anniversary Trophy.

21 Les Rochester Trophy

Points will be awarded in all Club Competitions as follows:

1st 12 points

2nd 8 points

3rd 5 points

HC 3 points

The Les Rochester Trophy will be awarded to the photographer gaining the highest point score in any season.

22 Centenary Trophy

All the projected digital images (PDI) submitted during the season will be sent to an external judge, selected by the Committee each season. The judge will be asked to choose his/her favourite image, and this will be awarded the Centenary Trophy.

23 Gateshead Trophy

• The subject of the competition is “Gateshead”.

• The trophy will be awarded for any competition entry in the current season which has been taken within the Metropolitan area of Gateshead. This includes projected digital images and prints.

• Any member who has entered a print taken within the Gateshead Metropolitan area should give a digital file to the PDI Secretary if they would like the entry considered for the trophy.

• PDI images will automatically be entered if the PDI Secretary has been notified that the picture has been taken within Gateshead.

• Any questions regarding eligibility will be referred to the Committee.

• The competition will be judged by an external judge and the result announced at the Presentation Evening.

• N.B. The Metropolitan Borough of Gateshead is a metropolitan borough in Tyne and Wear, in North East England. The borough forms the south west part of the county. It is named after its largest town, Gateshead, but also spans the towns of Rowlands Gill, Whickham, Blaydon and Ryton; suburban areas include Felling, Pelaw, Dunston and Low Fell.

24 Other Competitions

These shall be arranged as and when required by the Committee, who shall frame any additional conditions which may be necessary.