WPS Competition Summary & Rules

 

Club competitions 2019 / 2020 season

 

Competition Rules

The Competition Rules have been re-written for the 2018-19 season. Don't panic! They have not changed much, they were just re-worded to make them easier to understand, had some additional information that should be helpful added, plus a couple of changes agreed at the 2017-2018 season AGM. Copies will be available to members without internet access at the first few meetings of the season (first meeting is on 18th September 2018).

For those on the internet and with a printer, please download your own copy and print it out. You can download a copy of the full rules from the "Members Area" of the web site.

Sandy has extracted the summary table of competitions and added the last submission dates which should be very useful to all members entering competitions, which is shown below. The "See rule" column refers to the new rules described above. Copies of this table will also be available at club meetings.

 

Competition Summary (in last submission date order)

 

 

Type

Colour prints

Mono prints

PDI's

Topic

Date

(note 1)

See rule

Last submission date

Open

 

Formal

2

2

2

Open

Any

2a

02/10/18

This year’s work

 

Formal

2

2

2

Open

Year (note 2)

2d

13/11/18

Captured in camera

Informal

Nil

Nil

2

Open

Any

2f

13/11/18

 

Set Subject

 

Formal

2

2

2

Set annually

Any

2b

04/12/18

Panel

Informal

2 panels of 3 or more colour or mono prints

Nil

Open

Any

2j

15/01/19

AV

Informal

Up to 2 mono or colour AV's in the

“Documentary” category, and up to 2 mono or colour AVs  in the “Pictures to music” category

Open

Any

2i

29/01/19

Portfolio part 1

Formal

1 colour or 1 mono per category (unless specified in the category title)

Nil

3 categories

Year (note 2)

2c

        19/02/19

It's a K.O. (prints)

 

Informal

2 prints colour or mono

Nil

Open

Any

2g

19/02/19

Portfolio part 2

Formal

1 colour or 1 mono per category (unless specified in the category title)

Nil

3 categories

Year (note 2)

2c

19/03/19

It's a K.O. (PDI's)

 

Informal

Nil

Nil

2

Open

Any

2h

19/03/19

Image of the Year

 

Formal

2

2

2

Open

Any

2e

09/04/19

 

Note 1 - “Date” means the date of creation of the original image.

Note 2 - “Year” means within the year (365 days) preceding the competition date.

 

Competition dates and portfolio categories will be announced at the beginning of the club year with the programme. They are subject to change if necessary.

PDI sizing

This is defined in the rules, but if a picture tells a thousand words, here they are graphically.

Either dimension can be less then the specified maximum, so to get the best quality projection you should resize your images to have one dimension the maximum size, and the other equal to or less than maximum size.

If you submit images less than this, the projected quality will decrease. If you submit images larger than this, the DiCentra software will scale them down as the projector cannot exceed these dimensions, and whilst Dicentra does seem to do a good job of this, some distortion or cropping might occur as a result.