Competition Rules

Skelmorlie Camera Club

  • Images shall be exclusively the work of the author.
  • Digitally manipulated and composite images are acceptable subject to the above.
  • Printing and mounting may be carried out by commercial organisations.

Digital entries
 

  • The author’s name must not be accessible/readable on the file or image.
  • Digital images may be colour or black and white (or “monochrome”) unless the competition specifies one or the other.
  • Size:- Max 1600 x 1200 pixels (LxH)
  • Format:- JPEG
  • Colour Space:- sRGB
  • Titling:- Part of file name e.g. blackcat.jpg
  • Copies of digital images will be stored by the Competition Secretary and may be displayed on the club website, The author has the right to refuse permission to display his/her own images on the website.
  • The club should not send digital copies of competition prints to external judges (excluding SPF Portfolio Judges and the G P Simpson host club).

Print entries

  • Prints may be colour or black and white (or “monochrome”) unless the competition specifies one or another.
  • Size:- Print must fit on a maximum 50 x 40 cm mount. Smaller mount sizes are perfectly acceptable.
  • Some external competitions will not accept the slightly larger traditional 20 x 16 inch format so best keep to 50 x 40 cm max.
  • Mount thickness should be <3mm. This complies with external organisations (e.g. SPF, PAGB) requirements to fit in their display frames.
  • Titling:- To be displayed on back of print mount on top left hand corner.  Authors name must not be visible on the entry.

Digital images of the prints shall be included with print entries and may be displayed on the club website.

It is recommended that low res jpeg files are emailed to the competition secretary at a resolution of 800 x 600 or thereabouts with medium compression. Alternatively, the author can hand in a USB memory stick, when the prints are handed in. The author has the right to refuse permission to display his/her own images on the website, but prints will not be accepted for a competition without a digital copy. 

Members no longer have to include their membership number on the print when entering competitions.

  • Audio Visual (AV) Entries
  • The maximum length of each entry is 5 minutes.
  • AV presentations should be in the form of .exe files to run on Windows. Other file types may be acceptable but it is the author’s responsibility to ensure the club laptop can play the AV file.
  • Hand in deadlines for competition entries
  • Deadlines for handing in competition entries are given in the syllabus and individual competition rules. These may be extended or changed, or on request, at the discretion of the competition secretary.