Definition of Classes
Entries will be placed in either the Beginners or Advanced Classes New members will normally go into the beginners unless, because of the members experience and work, the committee decide otherwise
The beginner gaining the most points in all print competitions in one season will be promoted to the advanced section. The runner up will be given the option of being promoted or stay in the beginners section.
The committee reserve the right to regulate the number to be advanced each season.
General Rules Entries are confined to members or honorary members Entries will only be accepted from members who have paid current subscriptions. The judge’s decision shall be final. The final date for receipt of prints/digital projected images will be announced While every care will be taken the Committee accepts no responsibility for damage or loss to prints or images.
Prints Three print competitions will be held each season. The Advanced section being split into Portrait, or Landscape & General sections. For the beginners class there will be one section and no restriction on subject matter. Prints may be colour or monochrome. Prior to submitting prints advanced members should indicate on the entry form which section they wish to be applied in the “Photographer of the Year” Trophy.
Prints may be entered in each section, as specified in rule 1 above. Entries may be trade processed or the work of the author.
Prints may only be entered in two general competitions in any one season and not in any other season. They may however be entered in the Hugh Shaw trophy for that season The minimum size of prints will be 7” by 5” and the maximum 20” by 16” including mount. All prints should be mounted and have the title of the print, the class entered and the author’s membership number on the back. Entry forms should be filled in as required.
Hugh Shaw Competition This is an annual open print competition held at the end of the season. Members may submit up to 5 prints, any of which may have been entered into the season’s normal competitions. The minimum size of prints will be 7” by 5” and the maximum 20” by 16” including mount. All prints should be mounted and have the title and the author’s membership number on the back. Entry forms should be filled in as required.
The author of the winning print will receive the Hugh Shaw Memorial Trophy
Mounting of Prints Prints for all competitions shall be mounted and, in line with the requirements of the Glasgow District Photographic Union for their annual exhibition and portfolios, the board sizes should preferably be either 500mm x 400mm (equivalent to 20” x 16”) or400mm x 300mm (equivalent to 16” x 12”) irrespective of print size, but in any case no larger than 500mm by 400mm
Digital Projected Images Three general digital projected image competitions will be held each season.
Each member may submit up to 4 images in each competition. Images may not be entered in more than two competitions in any one season and not in any other season. All images will be judged collectively and not segregated into separate classes.
Images shall be submitted as follows: File format: JPEG, landscape format images should be no more than1600 pixels horizontal by no more than1200 pixels vertical.
Portrait format: Height should be no more than 1200 pixels.
General: A coloured border round the edge of the image is optional. The file name should incorporate the title of the image. Entry forms should be filled in as required.
HOW TO SIZE AN IMAGE IN PHOTOSHOP FOR COMPETITION USING THE CROP TOOL
LANDSCAPE FORMAT Set the crop size to no more than 1600 pixels x no more than 1200 pixels and apply the crop. To apply a white or coloured border: Press “Control A” to select the image. Select: Edit > stroke. In the stroke options box select a stroke width (4 or 5 pixels is usually enough), select the colour to be applied (usually white), select location: inside the image, blending mode normal and opacity at 100% . Click “ok” to apply the border.
PORTRAIT FORMAT images should have their height no more than 1200 pixels. Follow the instructions above to apply a white or coloured border to the image if desired.
Square and Panoramic images are acceptable but must be no more than the 1600 pixels horizontal by 1200 pixels vertical.
Theme Competition A theme competition will be held each season. There will be a separate section for Prints and Projected Images. The winner of each section will have the opportunity to choose the theme for the following year. Prints and projected images should not have been entered in any other competitions. The winners will be decided by audience vote.
The highest scoring entry overall will receive the Fergus Smith Memorial Trophy
Points system All prints and projected images (except in the Theme Competition) will be awarded points on a scale of 0 to 20 by the judge The competition winner will be the print or projected image with the highest score
The Moira J. Gore Trophy will be awarded to the beginner gaining the highest number of points in all general print competitions in the current season
The James T Adams Trophy will be awarded to the beginner gaining the highest number of points from all general print and slide competitions in the current season that beginner not being the Photographer of the Year
The Adams Butchers Trophy will be awarded to the advanced member gaining the highest number of points in the Landscape & general section of the general print competitions.
The Holytown Community Education Centre Trophy will be awarded to the advanced member gaining the highest number of points in the Portrait section of the general print competitions
The Tom Dickson Quaich will be awarded to the member gaining the highest number of points from all general projected image competitions
The Molly Shearer Trophy will be awarded to the author of the print gaining the highest number of points in all eligible print competitions i.e. three general print competitions and the Hugh Shaw competition.
The Hugh Shaw Memorial Trophy will form an annual print exhibition and will be awarded to the author of the winning print.
The Fergus Smith Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the member with the highest scoring entry in the theme competition
The Invercauld Trophy (Photographer of the Year) will be awarded to the member gaining the highest number of points for general projected image and print competitions in the current season. Points from the Theme Competition and Hugh Shaw Competition will not be included
All the above trophies will be held for one year, unless shared by more than one member