General information about club competitions
Club competitions for members are held during the club season at approximately monthly intervals
(see Club Programme).
Currently there are two sections, Intermediate and Advanced.
New members may select which section they compete in. An advanced worker cannot enter work into the Intermediate Section unless agreed by the committee.
A piece of work can only be entered into one monthly competition.
Monthly competition images can be entered in the annual awards competition, but once used in an annual competition then that image cannot be further used in any club competition.
All entries are to be made on the appropriate entry list provided by the competition secretary, spreading out your work where possible.
All prints to have a completed competition label on the back.
Entries are to be submitted by the published date unless agreed by the competition secretary.Formatting
Prints should be mounted on a suitable mount board.
The maximum size of a print entry, including mount, is 20 inches by 16 inches (40 x 50 cm).
Each print should have a completed competition label (available from the Prints Competition Secretary) attached to the rear bottom left hand side of the mount.
Prints should be submitted at the meeting specified in the Club Calendar.
A digital image of each print submitted should be sent to: email@example.com within 48 hours of the meeting.The image should be:
Images for the DPI classes should be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org within 48 hours of the meeting specified in the Club Calendar in the same format as specified for digital images of prints.
N.B. Any work entered into FODCC competitions must be the members own work/image(s).Competition Categories
At the club`s annual general meeting (AGM) members will vote to decide the number of open or themed competition rounds to take place during the next season.
If the members decide to host themed rounds, the theme shall also be voted on and selected during the AGM. The committee shall then provide a definition for members to use as a reference for these themed rounds.
Please remember that all judging is subjective. Whilst we may not personally agree, we are all required to respect the judges` comments and accept their decisions.
Scoring for the Monthly Club Competition League Tables
Judges will mark all images entered into the monthly club competitions out of a maximum 20 points (1-20), where aggregate scores will be accumulated towards the annual awards.
Trophies are awarded to the club member with the highest accumulated score in that section at the end of season.
The trophies include:
The Annual Awards Competition Rules
The annual awards competition is a separate open competition with the same 3 classes as above (monochrome print, colour print or digital projected image).
Each member may enter a maximum of 2 pieces of work in each section (monochrome print, colour print or digital projected image).
Entries can be from previous monthly competitions or new work.
The objective is to find the best work for the following awards.
Trophies will be awarded for the annual awards competition, as follows:
ALL PRINTS AND IMAGES ARE SUBMITTED AT THE PHOTOGRAPHER`S OWN RISK.
ALTHOUGH ALL REASONABLE CARE WILL BE TAKEN, THE FODCC AND MEMBERS CANNOT ACCEPT LIABILITY FOR ANY LOSS OR DAMAGE OCCURRING TO ANY ENTRIES, WHETHER IN TRANSIT, WHILST IN THE KEEPING OF MEMBERS OR DURING ANY EXHIBITION.
SUBMISSION OF AN ENTRY IMPLIES ACCEPTANCE OF THE ABOVE REGULATIONS.
** PLEASE NOTE THAT THE CLUBS INSURANCE DOES NOT EXTEND TO MEMBERS` PRINTS OR IMAGES. **