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2016\Image of the Year\vote_IOTY 2016.htm  
PLCC Competition Rules Effective June 2014
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The purpose of these rules are to encourage the development of photographic skills and foster a spirit of competition within the Port Lincoln Camera and Film Club. Throughout "image" is taken to mean "photograph/print".

1.  Competitions will be held on a monthly basis and will include the following categories as described in the annual program: Set Subject, Panorama, Special Subject, Open Subject.       

1a  Port Lincoln Camera and Film Club competition year runs from January to December (calendar year).

2. Eligibility to Categories

2.1  Entries for the "Open Subject" category include any subject (but not including elements of the Set Subject) treated pictorially (i.e. embodying the elements of good design and composition) and which reflects the personal interpretation of the author, including creative and experimental techniques and derivations, provided that there is in all cases a photographic base.

2.2. Entries for the "Panorama" category may include any subject treated pictorially  (i.e. embodying the elements of good design and composition) and which reflects the personal interpretation of the author, including creative and experimental techniques and derivations, provided that there is in all cases a photographic base.

3.  Entries eligible for the relevant "Set Subject" competition include any entry meeting the definition prescribed and published beforehand by the Committee.

4.  Only financial members are eligible to enter competitions.

5.  All images entered must be wholly the work of the member.

6.  Eligible members may submit up to a maximum of 4 photographs in total each month consisting of 2 in the “Open “ section and 2 in the ”Set “ section.  Panoramas and Creative images can be entered in the "Open" section.
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6.1 . From time to time there will be additional Special subjects where eligible members may enter 1 image for each additional subject. See Rule 18 for image sizes.

7.  All entries must be submitted at the registration desk. The images will then be numbered and placed on the display boards. Members are not permitted to place images on the display boards.

8. Whilst reasonable care will be taken with entries submitted, the Club will not accept responsibility for any loss or damage.

8.1
Unless other arrangements have been made competition photos will only be kept for 3 months

9.  Any entry, which in the opinion of the Registration Manager is likely to cause damage to any other entry, will be excluded from the competition. Any entry, which in the opinion of the Registration Manager, is likely to cause offence to any member or visitor will not be accepted.

10.  Images rejected from the "Set Subject" will not be accepted into the "Open" section.

11.  Entries having only minor variations from those entered previously by the same author will not be accepted.

12. A $1.00 sub is required for each entry and must be paid at the registration desk on the night.

13.  Any entry of an image copied from any media source or work of art (thus infringing copyright) will be disqualified and could lead to the member's disqualification from the Club.

14. Popular vote: Photos will be assessed by the members as 1st, 2nd and 3rd. After collation of the scores the following points will be allocated.
            First            10 points
            Second        8 points
            Third            6 points
            All others     2 points

Members must assess each image using recognised image critique techniques. Images that do not adhere to the subject definition should be excluded from the voting process.

15. IMAGES
15.1 Monochrome images contain shades of only one colour. If toning is carried out it must be over the whole image. Partial toning and/or the addition of one extra colour are NOT acceptable in the monochrome section.

15.2  Colour images contain more than one colour, that is, it is not a
monochrome image. However a monochrome image that has been partially toned or had other colour(s) added is acceptable.

15.3  Black and White images contain black and white shades only. No other tone or colour is permitted such as sepia tones across the entire image.

16.  Intentionally left blank.

17. SUBMISSSION OF IMAGES
17.1 
All images are to be submitted both as a print and in the digital form.

17.2  The back of each print submitted must bear the author's name, date taken, title and competition section entered. Authors are encouraged to include exposure information where possible. An arrow should be included indicating the top of the image. If the author does not wish their image to be uploaded onto the PLCC website this must be clearly stated on the back of the photo. Authors should use a medium that will not penetrate or appear through the image. The author's name must not be visible from the front of the image.

17.3  Digital submissions must be emailed to the address, as indicated on our web site under the heading of "Subjects", by the meeting night The file must have a bit depth of 8, be in sRGB colour space, a dimension of 1024 x 768 pixels, be between 400kb and 800kb and be in the .jpg format. They must be named using the following format:
<surname><initial>_<month><category><number>_<title>
eg EvansR_JulySet(1)_Blue Wren

18. DEFINITIONS OF PRINTS
Image size and Mounting
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18.1  For the "Open Subject" and "Set Subject" categories the maximum printed area of the image must not exceed 6x8 inches (152mm x 203mm) and the print must not be mounted.

18.2  A "Panorama" is an assembly of 2 or more images merged into a single image covering an area of at least 140 degrees horizontally or at least 70 degrees vertically and have a ratio of the sides between 2:1 and 10:1. The image must fit on A4 or 8x12 and must not be mounted.

18.3  At times there will be additional special monthly competitions. These images may be printed in any shape or ratio to a maximum size that fits A4/8x12. These must be mounted with the outer measurement of the mount being up to 11 x 14 inches (280mm x 356mm)

18.4  The Registration Manager will reject any images exceeding these dimensions or the mounting criteria.

19. All images entered in any Image of the Year Competition must be the same image as entered in the original monthly competition (i.e. reprints or remounting with a mount of a different colour, shape or dimension to the original entry are NOT permitted).

20.  AWARDS
The following awards will be granted annually & presented at the following AGM. Note that B Grade will be introduced when the demand warrants the 2 grades. Members will be advised prior to the commencement of the competition year.

20.1 Club Champion: To the A Grade and B grade member with the highest cumulative score for both judges and popular vote for combined  "Open" and "Set Subject" image competitions ~ Club Certificate and voucher.

20.2  Image of the Year Award: To the A grade and B grade member: All  images that were 1st in either the judges or popular voting in "Set Subject" and "Open" image competitions held during the competition year will be eligible for entry into the "Image of the Year" competition.~ Club Certificate and voucher.

20.3  To the A grade and B grade member with the highest cumulative Popular Vote score in the "Open" image competition ~ Club Certificate and voucher.

20.4  To the A grade and B grade member with the highest cumulative Judges Vote score in the "Open" image competition ~ Club Certificate and voucher.

20.5  To the A grade and B grade member with the highest cumulative Popular Vote score in the "Set Subject" image competition ~ Club Certificate and voucher.

20.6  To the A grade and B grade member with the highest cumulative Judges Vote score in the "Set Subject" image competition ~ Club Certificate & voucher.

20.7  To the winner of each of the Special subjects ~ Club Certificate & voucher.

20.8  To the most improved A grade and B grade member as determined by the Management Committee ~ Club Certificate and voucher.

 21.  Any other Certificate and Voucher as recommended by the Management Committee can be awarded at any time.
 

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