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Updated 28th January 2018

Felixstowe Photographic Society Rules

Section 6 - Explanatory Notes

These   do   not   form   part   of   the   rules,   but   are   points   that   will   help   clarify   conditions   in   the rules. Please refer to the relevant section in the rules for full details. This is how the rules work.  In   any   competition   the   same   image   may   be   entered   in   monochrome   and   in   colour,   but traditionally, this is not regarded favourably by judges. Entries    for    competition    for    projected    images    are    best    submitted    by    email    to photographs@felixstowephotographic.org.uk     Monochrome   is   not   just   black   and   white.      Monochrome   means   literally   ‘One   Colour’.   White is   not   considered   to   be   a   colour,   so   a   monochrome   image   can   literally   consist   of   one colour   (any   colour)   and   white   and   of   course   all   the   tones   in   between.   If   there   is   any   other colour at all in an otherwise monochrome image it is classed as a colour image. The   rules   state   clearly   that   the   author   must   have   copyright   of   the   image.   This   must include   any   elements   of   a   composite   picture,   so   the   image   and   its   constituent   parts should all be photographs taken by the author. (Exceptions allowed by AV rules   qv) If   at   the   end   of   the   competition   year   there   are   2   or   more   members   with   the   same   number of   point   in   a   competition,   a   count   back   method   will   be   applied   to   determine   winner.      The first   step   would   be   to   count   who   has   gained   the   most      1 st    placings   in   the   competition   to see   if   this   gives   a   winner.      If   there   is   still   a   draw   this   process   will   continue   looking   at   2 nd    , 3 rd    and   4 th    placing   to   find   the   winner.      If   at   this   point   there   still   is   a   draw   then   the committee will consider other criteria to establish the winner. Monthly Competitions There   are   seven   individual   competitions   within   each   of   the   eight   monthly   competitions and    members    are    either    an    advanced    or    intermediate    or    junior    worker    in    each competition. A Junior Worker is a person aged 18 or under. The individual monthly competitions are: - Printed Images (Colour Trophy) is open to intermediate and advanced workers equally. -   Printed   Images   (Monochrome   Trophy)   is   open   to   intermediate   and   advanced   workers equally. -   Monochrome   Projected   Images   (Intermediate   Cup   for   intermediate   workers   and   the Woodrow Cup for advanced workers) -    Colour    Projected    Images    (Colour    Pot    for    intermediate    workers,    Pardon    Shield    for advanced workers and Junior Colour Award for junior workers) Members   normally   begin   as   Intermediate   workers.   They   can   enter   monochrome   images   in the   Intermediate   Cup   Competition   and   colour   images   in   the   Colour   Pot   Competition.   When they   win   the   annually   awarded   trophy   in   either   of   those   competitions   they   become   an advanced    worker    in    the    equivalent    advanced    monochrome    or    advanced    colour competitions. To   encourage   intermediate   workers   the   rules   allow   them   to   process   their   own   work   and seek   the   assistance   of   other   people   with   digital   image   production.   However,   advance workers     are     required     to     undertake     all     processing,     computer     work     and     digital manipulations themselves. The   size   of   the   print   should   not   to   be   less   than   300   square   cm   which   roughly   equates   to   a print   of   approximately   8   x   6   inches   in   size.   This   is   to   allow   for   greater   flexibility   and   does not   limit   the   shape   of   the   print   but   bear   in   mind   the   area   of   the   print   still   needs   to   be greater   than   the   minimum   required,   for   example   a   letter   box   shape   of   size   12   x   4   inches can be used.
All   prints   must   be   mounted   on   a   board   no   greater   than   500mm   x   400mm   (slightly   less   than   20   x   16 inches)   which   is   a   recognised   size   used   by   the   East   Anglian   Federation   for   external   competitions.   This is   the   maximum   size   of   the   mount   and   smaller   mounts   can   be   used   in   society   competitions.      It   is important   to   give   your   print   a   title   and   put   this   on   the   back   of   mount   with   the   competition   identifier and   your   initials.   Please   do   not   put   a   title   or   you   name   on   the   front   of   the   print   as   this   could   be excluded from the competition. Annual Competitions The   specification   of   the   Annuals   competitions   varies   each   year   and   is   issued   in   the   early part   of   the   competition   year.   Please   refer   to   the   annuals   competitions   summary   sheet   and current programme for details. Images   entered   in   Monthly   competitions   can   be   entered   in   Annual   competitions   and   vice versa, but only once in each. Entries for all annual projected image competitions can be either monochrome or colour DEFINITIONS: MONTAGE.                   A   PhotoMontage    is   a   single   image   -   composed   of   several   or   many images,   merged   or   superimposed   to   form   one   coherent   image.   A   montage,   as   described, can therefore be entered in to a competition as a single image.    COLLAGE                         A   PhotoCollage    is   a   merged   collection   of   separate   images   (like   a patchwork)   to   form   one   single   image.            A   collage,   as   described,   can   therefore   be   entered in to a competition as a single image but not as part of a panel. TRIPTYCH                            A      PhotoTriptych   is   a   group   of   three   pictures   displayed   near   each   other or   three   pictures   in   one   image.   The   pictures   must   have   a   common   theme,   be   closely associated and be presented as a single image.    PANEL                                     A   Panel    is   several   separate   images   with   a   common   theme,   assembled onto   one   picture,   or   set   up   side   by   side   for   display.   A   panel   is   not   a   single   image   and therefore not eligible for entry as a single image in a competition. It   is   now   required   that   an   additional   image   be   submitted   to   show   the   layout   of   the   panel, giving   each   individual   image   a   unique   title   and   an   overall   title   for   the   panel.      These requirements   apply   equally   to   entries   for   the   Byham   Cup,   which   is   correctly   described   as a SET, not a panel.    Montages   and   Collages   and   Triptychs   as   defined   above   can   be   entered   in   any   of   the monthly or annual competitions as single images. Panels   as   defined   above   can   be   entered   only   in   competitions   which   are   specifically   for Panels.   The   number   of   images   per   panel   must   not   exceed   four   –   except   for   the   Felixstowe Town Council Challenge Trophy competition, which specifically requires six images. Images previously entered in monthly or annual competitions may not be used as part of a Montage, Collage or Triptych or as one element of a Panel.
Affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain through the East Anglian Federation
© Felixstowe Photographic Society. All Rights Reserved 2018
Updated 28th January 2018

Felixstowe Photographic Society

Rules

Section 6 - Explanatory Notes

These   do   not   form   part   of   the   rules,   but   are   points   that will   help   clarify   conditions   in   the   rules.   Please   refer   to the relevant section in the rules for full details. This is how the rules work.  In   any   competition   the   same   image   may   be   entered   in monochrome   and   in   colour,   but   traditionally,   this   is   not regarded favourably by judges. Entries   for   competition   for   projected   images   are   best submitted                   by                   email                   to photographs@felixstowephotographic.org.uk     Monochrome   is   not   just   black   and   white.      Monochrome means   literally   ‘One   Colour’.   White   is   not   considered   to be    a    colour,    so    a    monochrome    image    can    literally consist   of   one   colour   (any   colour)   and   white   and   of course   all   the   tones   in   between.   If   there   is   any   other colour   at   all   in   an   otherwise   monochrome   image   it   is classed as a colour image. The    rules    state    clearly    that    the    author    must    have copyright    of    the    image.    This    must    include    any elements   of   a   composite   picture,   so   the   image   and   its constituent   parts   should   all   be   photographs   taken   by the author. (Exceptions allowed by AV rules   qv) If   at   the   end   of   the   competition   year   there   are   2   or more   members   with   the   same   number   of   point   in   a competition,   a   count   back   method   will   be   applied   to determine   winner.      The   first   step   would   be   to   count who    has    gained    the    most        1 st     placings    in    the competition   to   see   if   this   gives   a   winner.      If   there   is still   a   draw   this   process   will   continue   looking   at   2 nd    , 3 rd    and   4 th    placing   to   find   the   winner.      If   at   this   point there   still   is   a   draw   then   the   committee   will   consider other criteria to establish the winner. Monthly Competitions There   are   seven   individual   competitions   within   each   of the    eight    monthly    competitions    and    members    are either   an   advanced   or   intermediate   or   junior   worker   in each   competition.   A   Junior   Worker   is   a   person   aged   18 or under. The individual monthly competitions are: -     Printed     Images     (Colour     Trophy)     is     open     to intermediate and advanced workers equally. -    Printed    Images    (Monochrome    Trophy)    is    open    to intermediate and advanced workers equally. -   Monochrome   Projected   Images   (Intermediate   Cup   for intermediate    workers    and    the    Woodrow    Cup    for advanced workers) -   Colour   Projected   Images   (Colour   Pot   for   intermediate workers,    Pardon    Shield    for    advanced    workers    and Junior Colour Award for junior workers) Members    normally    begin    as    Intermediate    workers. They      can      enter      monochrome      images      in      the Intermediate   Cup   Competition   and   colour   images   in the    Colour    Pot    Competition.    When    they    win    the annually      awarded      trophy      in      either      of      those competitions   they   become   an   advanced   worker   in   the equivalent   advanced   monochrome   or   advanced   colour competitions. To    encourage    intermediate    workers    the    rules    allow them    to    process    their    own    work    and    seek    the assistance     of     other     people     with     digital     image production.   However,   advance   workers   are   required   to undertake   all   processing,   computer   work   and   digital manipulations themselves. The   size   of   the   print   should   not   to   be   less   than   300 square    cm    which    roughly    equates    to    a    print    of approximately   8   x   6   inches   in   size.   This   is   to   allow   for greater   flexibility   and   does   not   limit   the   shape   of   the print   but   bear   in   mind   the   area   of   the   print   still   needs to   be   greater   than   the   minimum   required,   for   example a letter box shape of size 12 x 4 inches can be used.
All   prints   must   be   mounted   on   a   board   no   greater   than   500mm x    400mm    (slightly    less    than    20    x    16    inches)    which    is    a recognised    size    used    by    the    East    Anglian    Federation    for external   competitions.   This   is   the   maximum   size   of   the   mount and   smaller   mounts   can   be   used   in   society   competitions.      It   is important   to   give   your   print   a   title   and   put   this   on   the   back   of mount   with   the   competition   identifier   and   your   initials.   Please do   not   put   a   title   or   you   name   on   the   front   of   the   print   as   this could be excluded from the competition. Annual Competitions The   specification   of   the   Annuals   competitions   varies each    year    and    is    issued    in    the    early    part    of    the competition     year.     Please     refer     to     the     annuals competitions   summary   sheet   and   current   programme for details. Images    entered    in    Monthly    competitions    can    be entered   in   Annual   competitions   and   vice   versa,   but only once in each. Entries   for   all   annual   projected   image   competitions   can be either monochrome or colour DEFINITIONS: MONTAGE.                   A   PhotoMontage    is   a   single   image   - composed    of    several    or    many    images,    merged    or superimposed     to     form     one     coherent     image.     A montage,   as   described,   can   therefore   be   entered   in   to a competition as a single image.    COLLAGE                         A   PhotoCollage    is   a   merged   collection of   separate   images   (like   a   patchwork)   to   form   one single   image.            A   collage,   as   described,   can   therefore be   entered   in   to   a   competition   as   a   single   image   but not as part of a panel. TRIPTYCH                            A      PhotoTriptych   is   a   group   of   three pictures   displayed   near   each   other   or   three   pictures   in one   image.   The   pictures   must   have   a   common   theme, be   closely   associated   and   be   presented   as   a   single image.    PANEL                                     A   Panel    is   several   separate   images with   a   common   theme,   assembled   onto   one   picture,   or set   up   side   by   side   for   display.   A   panel   is   not   a   single image   and   therefore   not   eligible   for   entry   as   a   single image in a competition. It    is    now    required    that    an    additional    image    be submitted   to   show   the   layout   of   the   panel,   giving   each individual   image   a   unique   title   and   an   overall   title   for the   panel.      These   requirements   apply   equally   to   entries for   the   Byham   Cup,   which   is   correctly   described   as   a SET, not a panel.     Montages    and    Collages    and    Triptychs    as    defined above   can   be   entered   in   any   of   the   monthly   or   annual competitions as single images. Panels    as    defined    above    can    be    entered    only    in competitions    which    are    specifically    for    Panels.    The number   of   images   per   panel   must   not   exceed   four   except    for    the    Felixstowe    Town    Council    Challenge Trophy    competition,    which    specifically    requires    six images. Images previously entered in monthly or annual competitions may not be used as part of a Montage, Collage or Triptych or as one element of a Panel.