Competition Rules

Competition entries may only be submitted by fully paid-up members of Keyworth Camera Club.

There are six competition evenings, comprising four projected image and two print events. The categories are: colour, mono, nature and ‘theme’. See the individual competitions for details. 

Definitions of monochrome and nature are as specified by the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (see the PAGB web site). Titles of nature entries should be factually recognised descriptions of the subject which can include common, Latin or both common and Latin names. Fancy titles must not be used.

The responsibility for the organisation, collection of entries and keeping the competition records rests with the Competition Secretary or such person temporarily standing in for the Competition Secretary.

The club reserves the right to use any images entered into competitions for display on the club’s website or social media, in order to promote the club. In addition, the club reserves the right to use any entries to represent the club in external or inter-club competitions. The online entry portal allows you to select if you do not wish your images to be published externally. Copyright remains with the author at all times.

Any dispute arising from these rules shall be considered by the Club Committee whose decision shall be binding and all entrants to the Clubs competitions are deemed as accepting these rules.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS – PDIs & Prints

A member may submit up to three images in each category. Dependent on the total number of entries received the Competition Secretary reserves the right to reduce the number entries, starting with the category with the highest number of images (i.e. colour) and the entries each member has ranked lowest (i.e. 3rd choice images). 

The original image of any entry shall be the sole work of the entrant and have been made within five years prior to the competition date. However, images over five years old that have been subject to a major creative update within five years of the competition are allowed. 

Any image already entered into a competition within the club, or an image that is broadly similar to one that the member has already entered, shall not be eligible for entry into a subsequent competition in any format. The Competitions Secretary’s decision shall be final in this regard.

The club operates an online portal for entries in both the PDI and Print Competitions. All entries must be submitted electronically by the relevant closing date, which is usually the Friday evening before the competition. No late entries shall be accepted by the Competition Secretary. It is the responsibility of members to ensure they comply with these time limits.

To ensure images are projected correctly, both PDI and Print images should be submitted via the Photoentry portal at the following sizing 1400 x 1050 pixels. Please note that 1400 is the the maximum width and 1050 is the maximum height, so portrait images should not be sized to 1400 tall.

Print entries should be brought to the club on the night of the competition, but all entries MUST also be submitted electronically via the online portal no later than the relevant closing date.

Print entries must bear a title, the entrant’s name and the category of the competition being entered, on the back of the print mount. All print entries must be mounted on mounts at a maximum size of 40 x 50cm. Mounts may be smaller than this, but members should bear in mind that entries to N&EMPF and other exhibitions require mounts of 40 x 50cm. Prints may be either window mounted or face mounted. 

Trade processed prints are allowed.

AWARDS & TROPHIES

Judges at their discretion may award a first, second and third place together with up to five commendations in each category of each round. 

Points shall be allocated as: First 6 points; Second 4 points; Third 2 points; Commended 1 point. 

The Annual trophies are:

  • The Ken Reffin trophy awarded to the highest points total
  • The Bill Lawrenson trophy awarded to the PDI colour competition
  • The Ken Lewin trophy awarded to the colour print competition
  • The Mary Hurley trophy awarded to the PDI monochrome competition
  • The Howard and Jackie Fisher trophy awarded to the monochrome print competition
  • The Martin Withers Memorial trophy awarded to the highest points total in the Nature competition PDI and Prints combined
  • Chairman’s Choice Trophy for the Chairs favourite image entered each season
  • A Trophy will also be awarded to the highest points total in the themes competitions PDI and Prints combined

Trophies and certificates will be presented at the AGM.

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