Due to the number of entries we can receive, we have developed, in consultation with our members, some rules to help you optimise your enjoyment of the competitions.
Please check competition categories for any details specific to a competition.
The norm has been to submit up to 3 colour and 3 mono images/prints in each competition. We aim to submit about 80 images/prints to our judges. To aid in achieving a balance you must prioritise which images/prints you wish to us to submit. If too many entries are submitted, those with the lowest priority will be held back and may be submitted in future competitions. (see naming guidelines below).
You must submit a digital image for each entry for both DPI and Print competitions. This allows us to submit your prints and images on your behalf for inter-club competitions. If you do not wish this to happen please let us know immediately.
Your image/print should not have previously received an award of any kind unless you are entering an image for EITHER the Annual Print competition OR Annual DPI competition in which case only entries from the current season may be offered.
We have free Windows software available that will prepare you DPI images to the standard below. You are not obliged to use the software but your files will be rejected if they do not conform to the standard below.
DPI File Standard
All submitted images must be JPEG images that are 1400 pixels wide and 1050 pixels high, with a resolution greater than 250 pixels/ inch, whether your original image is portrait or landscape. You must add a black border as required to pad out to the required size.
Projected images file standard
JPG files must be submitted on a pen drive that is clearly marked with the competitor’s name.
Please put image files in a competition folder (e.g. Comp1)which has a colour and mono sub folder. (e.g mono or colour)
Each image should be labelled as follows
- Initials of your name
- Preference – 01 = preferred entry; 02 = if entry permit to be entered.
- Title - SHORT title 3 – 4 words.
e.g. JAM-01-Morecambe Sunset.jpg (Please keep your titles to no more than 3 or 4 words.)