Creative & Monochrome Competitions

Creative Photography Competition:  The Demiurgic Trophy, donated by Rod Stowell, will be awarded for best Creative Photography Image.
Members may submit up to 3 Projected Images for this competition.
Rule 1 - Creative Photography shall be defined as 'The use of photography as a means of expression and as a vehicle for the photographer to make a personal photographic statement.  The photographer should seek to stimulate the imagination and arouse the emotions of the viewer.  It should be the input of the photographer which makes the description of creative, appropriate.'
Rule 2 - All elements of a creative photographic image for this competition must be derived from the photographic images of the maker.
Rule 3 - In the interest of stimulating new work, it is a requirement for this competition that the base photographic image should have been taken within the last two years, and that any image, whether in original state or modified, which has been entered into any Club competition previously will not be eligible.
Rule 4 - Any Nature image that would be eligible for the Club's Nature Competitions (see Rule 5.1 above) is not eligible for this competition.

Monochrome Print Competition: The Pencil of Nature Camera, donated by Sid Holley, will be awarded for the best monochrome print on any subject.  Each Member may submit up to 3 prints.
Rule 1 - Monochrome shall be as defined by FIAP as 'A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey.  A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.  On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category’.
Rule 2 – Entries to the monochrome competition shall be declared as either “Traditional” or “Creative” by the photographer at the time of entry, by means of a suffix of “T” (Traditional) or “C” (Creative) added to the entry class and on the list sent to the Competition Secretary under Rule 1.14.
Rule 3 – “Traditional” images shall be those that are created in camera with post-production limited to cropping, minor retouching of blemishes, selective lightening and darkening, and removal of minor distracting or unwanted objects by digital cloning.  Focus stacking and High Dynamic Range (HDR) processing are allowed.  Stitching together multiple images of the same scene to create a panorama is also allowed.  Images where the essential truth of the photographic statement has been altered in processing, including digital alterations of the main subject matter or selectively incorporating elements from more than one original photograph (including importing main subjects, background or skies that were not present in the original scene) shall NOT BE ELIGIBLE to be classed as “Traditional” images.
Rule 4 – “Creative” images shall be those depicting “altered reality”, defined as images which do not fit the description of “Traditional” images in Rule 3. 
Rule 5 – If an entrant fails to declare entries as “Traditional” or “Creative”, the competition secretary shall assume they are “Creative” and mark them accordingly for judging.

Please note - Competition Sections do not apply to these Competitions

The Judge will assess and be asked to comment on each image separately
The Judge will be asked to award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.
The judge may award as many Highly Commended's as merit it.
The total awards to be not more than one third of the entries.
Points will be awarded as follows;- First Place – 6 points, Second Place – 5 points, Third place – 4 points, Highly Commended – 2  points

Bonus points will be awarded to those in Beginners and Intermediate sections.
1st, 2nd & 3rd - 2 bonus points. Highly commended - 1 bonus point.

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