Our next competition will be next Wednesday, November 11, 2015.
- We will have our Color and Monochrome Print and Digital competitions.
- The theme this month is Open, so anything goes.
- Competition rules, which include how to prepare your prints and digital images are posted on our website http://arundelcameraclub.org/rules-summary/
- Color and Monochrome Prints
- You may enter three prints in each the Color and Monochrome contests.
- Prints must be mounted on material such as a standard print mounting board.
- The mat may be of any color desired by the contestant.
- Tip: Most judges prefer white mats which look good in our light box which is painted black.
- The mat may not exceed a size of 20″ in its longest dimension.
- For instance 16″x20″ prints.
- The actual inner dimensions/print size can be anything up to 16″x20″
- Tip: You don’t have to print/mat large images and mats can be smaller 20″.
- The back of the mounting board must be labeled with the print title, photographer’s name, contest date (month/year), theme, class (Unlimited or Novice), and color or mono.
- The back should also have an arrow pointing to the top so the contests chairman know the proper orientation for your image.
- Digital Images
- You may enter three digital images.
- Email your digital entries in by Tuesday, at noon. Remember that the email address to send your digital entries to is email@example.com.
- Send your images as email attachments. Mac users need to put their images in a zip file and attach the zip file to the email.
- Resize your images to 1024 pixels on the long side (1024 x ??? or ??? x 1024).
- Files should be named according to the following convention:
- A class identifier, ‘n’ for novice or ‘u’ for unlimited, should prepend the file name and be followed by an underscore.
- The image name should appear next. For multi-word titles, it is helpful to either capitalize the first letter of each word or separate each word with an underscore. Although most mechanisms of uploading/transferring/emailing files handle spaces in titles, this is not universal. If you have problems sending files with space-separated titles, try the methods mentioned above instead.
- An underscore and the owner’s first and last initials should follow the title.
- Finally, make sure the file extension (.jpg) exists.
- Examples: Here are file name samples using the above convention:
- n_some have trouble with this_cb.jpg
- We will send you an email to confirm we have received your images and that they are named and sized appropriately. If you do not receive a confirmation, please contact the contest chairman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- If all else fails, you may bring your images to the meeting on a USB drive, but we may not be able to put them into the contest.