League & Competition Rules

General

  • Competitions can only be entered using the Competition Portal accessed via the Competition tab on the Club’s website. chorleyps.org.

  • The member must hold the copyright of the image.

  • Any manipulation of the image must have been carried out solely by the member. However, a commercial printer may produce prints.

  • An image needs to be identified only by its title. The software will produce the file name automatically for PDIs and produce labels which can be printed for the prints.

  • Any queries to the Competition Secretary at: competitions@chorleyps.org

  • Prints should be mounted on board or thick card.

  • The size of the print, including the mount board is 50cm x 40cm. This is the only size for both internal and external competitions. It meets the requirements of the L&CPU and the PAGB.

  • The printed labels should be placed on the back of the print near the top right hand corner. There should be no identifying marks on the front of the print.

  • Projected Digital Images (PDIs)

  • PDIs should be 1600px wide x 1200px high. If an image is smaller than this it should be placed on a black canvas which matches these dimensions.

  • They should be saved as JPEGs with a maximum file size of 1MB.

  • The colour space should be sRGB.

  • Images not meeting these specifications will be rejected by the software.

    PAGB Nature rules  click here 

League Open Competitions

 

  • Competitions are an integral part of club activities and one of the best methods you can use to assess how your photography is improving. All members are therefore encouraged to enter competitions from an early stage. Both Print and Digital.

 

Internal Competitions

 

  • Judges for these competitions are experienced Club Photographers. They will be aware of the sections and will temper their remarks accordingly.

 

 

PDI Competitions

 

The PDI League will consist of 5 competitions per year with 2 images allowed per person per competition

Each main competition will be split into two minor competitions:

  • An Open Competition

  • A Nature Competition.  PAGB Nature rules  click here 

Nature images can not be entered into the Open competition.

No more than 2 images can be entered across both categories i.e. 2 images in the Open Competition or 2 images in the Nature Competition or 1 in each competition.

A, B and C sections will continue as normal. However, there will be no separation between Open and Nature in C Section and C section images will be judged in a single category. 

The results from both competitions will be compiled into a single PDI League table.

 

 

Print Competitions

    

The Print League will consist of 4 competitions per year with 3 images allowed per person per competition.

Each main competition will be split into two minor competitions:

  • An Open Competition.

  • A Nature Competition.  PAGB Nature rules  click here 

Nature Images can not be entered into the Open Competition.

No more than 3 images can be entered across both categories i.e. 3/0, 2/1,1/2 & 0/3.

The A, B and C sections will continue as normal. However, there will be no separation between Open and Nature in C Section and C section images will be judged in a single category. 

The results from both competitions will be compiled into a single Print League Table

 

Note: for both competitions, the CPS Nature definition will follow the new PAGB Nature rules and take a more relaxed attitude to images, particularly to the presence of human artefacts and to cloning out distracting elements which do “not change the truth of the photographic statement’’

 

Images must not have been used in any previous league competition. Images from the Presidents Competition or Triptych Competitions can be entered in League Competitions.

 

Members Images

 

  • Members who enter Competitions are expected to make available to the club any work requested by the Competition Secretary for possible selection into external competitions.

 

Scoring

 

  • The judge will comment & give Scores out of 20.

  • Please, remember it’s the comments that will guide you to improve.

  • All marks will count in assessing the final league positions.

  • The Triptych and the President’s competition are additional to the League and will not be used in final league positions.

The Annual Competitions

 

New work can be entered but the competition should be looked upon as a review of the season’s work.

 

Annual Competitions

 

PDIs and Prints

 

In order to make our Annual Competition similar to an external Federation, National or International competition and to give our members experience of the same the rules have been changed as follows:

The current single Open category of 10 images with a minimum of 3 mono images has been abandoned.

This has been replaced by 3 categories which will be judged separately. These are:

Open Colour

Open Mono

Nature.  PAGB Nature rules  click here 

No Nature Image will be allowed in either the Open Colour or Open Mono categories

A maximum of 5 images will be allowed in each category.

The current three sections A, B and C will continue as normal within each category.

Marking will continue using 3 judges who will judge on the buttons awarding from 2 to 5 marks each giving a possible score of between 6 and 15 for each image.

CPS Nature definition will follow the new PAGB Nature rules and take a more relaxed attitude to images, particularly to the presence of human artefacts and to cloning out distracting elements which do “not change the truth of the photographic statement’’

 

15 judges awards plus the 3 overall section winners

President to announce the awards at the end

Judges will be invited to give their comments,

With an agreement, prints may be retained for the exhibition.

The Triptych Competition.

 

  • The Triptych competition is additional to the League and will not be used in final league positions. Three sets of images may be entered to this competition in both formats, six in total.

  • Prints Entries may be presented on one mount board or three individual images.

  • PDI – all three images should be mounted on the same background 1600px (wide) x1200px (high), one file.

  • A triptych is a set of three images that make one entry. These images are often on the same subject but do not have to be. A triptych has to flow across the three images. This can be the same colour tones, subject etc.

 

Competition – The President’s Theme

 

  • This is a PDI (projected digital) Competition.

  • Three images per Person can be entered into this Competition. This year's theme is ‘Song Titles’

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