The following are the Rules For Competition.
All rules set forth here took effect on January 1, 2010
Rules for Competition
PLEASE NOTE: Rules may change from time to time due to many circumstances. Therefore, it is well advised for any new members to consult with the contest chairperson before submitting entries for the first time. However, existing rules give new members an excellent indoctrination in what to expect and change will not be wide deviations from the following procedures.
Labeling: All prints must be titled. Prints must bear the image title, member name and division, this information is to be included on a label attached to the back of the print in the upper left corner.
Digital Image: An image submitted on a CD or via email with an image size of 1024 (w) x 768 (h). There should be separate folders on the CD for Pictorial, Nature and Assigned Subject entries.
Words may not be added to a digital image.
NOTE: Digital images must be submitted one week prior to the date of the contest if submitted on disk. Digital images may be submitted via email and must be received on or before the Sunday before the date of the contest by emailing them to: email@example.com
Three judges vote scores for each contest entry, awarding from 1 to 9 points. The three scores are added. The five highest scoring entries are awarded places ranging from first to third plus first and second honorable mention in order of decreasing scores. Ties will be resolved by a re-vote.
In the case of a two way tie, judges will enter 9 for the entry they think best and a l for the other entry.
In the case of a tie of three or more entries, judges will enter 9 for the entry they think best, 6 for the second best, a 1 for each of the remaining entries. The entry getting the high score is the winner, the next lower score is the first runner-up, and so on.
If a two-way or three-way tie results in this re-vote, a second re-vote is taken for the entries involved using the same procedure. If a three-way tie still exists after the first re-vote, the judges shall hold a brief discussion on the entries involved in an attempt to reach a consensus and then re-vote.
All judging is conducted by a panel of three judges selected by the chairperson of the contest. Each judge assigns a number 1 to 9, inclusive (9 is highest), to each image. The judges are normally qualified members who do not have entries in the contest being judged. However, qualified non-members may be used for special occasions such as year end contests.
In Assigned Subject contests, the 1 and 9 judging will be preceded by a judging of appropriateness to the subject: 1 to be assigned by each judge feeling that the entry is not the appropriate subject, and a 3 to be assigned by each judge feeling the entry is appropriate to the subject.
A minimum of 7 points is needed to qualify.
In all contests, placing points will be awarded as follows:
1st Place = 5 points
2nd Place = 4 points
3rd Place = 3 points
Honorable Mentions 2 each = 2 points
Non-placing Entries = 1 point
Subject Matter Restrictions
Nudes in good taste may be entered. The appropriate chairperson will make this determination.
High Score: In all contests, the competition year runs from January through December. During the year, placing points are totaled. At the end of the year the top five point earners in each contest receive awards. In all contests a medal is awarded for first, second, third and a ribbon for two Honorable Mentions.
Digital Image Of The Year: In all contests, except Assigned Subject contests, all placing entries for the competition are re-judged.
The top five digital images are selected for digital image of the year honors.
In all contests a ribbon is awarded for First, Second, Third and two Honorable Mentions.
Rules For The Monthly Digital Image Contest
There is only one class in the monthly digital image contest.
There are two divisions in the contest. The distinction is a very important one.
Digital images shall be submitted on a CD with an image size of no more than 1024 (w) x 768 (h). There should be separate folders on the CD for Pictorial, Nature and Assigned Subject entries.
Words may not be added to a slide or digital image.
NOTE: Digital images must be submitted one week prior to the date of the contest if submitted on disk. Digital images may be submitted via email and must be received on or before the Friday before the date of the contest by emailing them to: firstname.lastname@example.org