2015 Nov. 11: Color/Monochrome/Digital Contests – Open

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.
      • Tip: You can write this information on the back of the print.
      • Tip: You can also use a label program like Avery Design Pro.
        • If you use removable labels, it makes it easier to reuse.
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  • 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 contests@arundelcameraclub.org.
    • 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:
        • u_BridgeOnTheRiverKwai_cb.jpg
        • u_bridge_on_the_river_kwai_cb.jpg
        • n_thistitleisveryhardtoread_cb.jpg
        • 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 contests@arundelcameraclub.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.
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