PRINTS must be mounted.
The maximum mount size is 500mm x 400mm.
Although smaller mounted prints than the maximum are acceptable for internal Club competitions and Club exhibitions they will not be eligible for consideration for external Battles or Exhibitions unless remounted at 500 mm x 400 mm.
lf the correct orientation of a print is not obvious from the subject then the top edge on the back of the mount must be marked 'TOP'.
Prints must clearly show on the back the title, member’s number and section.
No names are to be shown. Title - max. 35 letters inc, spaces
Number prints in order of preference.
Sections are either: A (Advanced), Int (Intermediate) or B (Beginners).
e.g. 01 The Sunset 321 Int T 02 A Car 321 Int C 03 Flowers 321 Int T
Please note: Entries to Open competitions must 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 email list sent to the Competition Secretary - see Competition Rules
"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.
“Creative” images shall be those depicting “altered reality”, defined as images which do not fit the description of “Traditional” images.
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.
For more info on mounting prints - Please see 'Print mounting information'
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