Every pixel in the submitted digital or print image must be 100% photographic in origin, where each photographic element has been captured and edited personally by the submitting photographer
Images submitted can be:
- of any subject
- any combination of black and white or colour
-any capture that records light and creates an image. For example images recorded with a camera, mobile phone, photocopier, scanner,drone, film, tablet etc.
-created by alternative means e.g. cyanotypes, polaroids, infrared
-Any image captured in workshop conditions where the photographer was under the direction of an instructor or the lighting, subject or props were not wholly setup by the photographer
-Plagiarising or exactly copying another photograph, painting or image, where a significant number of the key elements are the same (e.g. same -subject, location, pose, post-production, and composition)
Photographing another person’s two-dimensional creative work as the primary subject. For example a photograph, painting, drawing, or tapestry etc., where > 95% of the image is someone else’s creative work.
For example, you cannot take a photo of an image in a gallery, and apply some filters, and then claim it is your original work.
All available post production adjustments available in editing software
Compositing elements from multiple captures
e.g. including HDR, focus stacking, stitched panoramas
Special effects e.g. filters and 3rd party actions which include features such as borders and textures.
All post-production must have been completed by the entrant.
The entrant can be advised by a third party .
Compositing elements from third party imagery whereby it contributes pixels to the image.
For example, stock photography, clip or click art and another photographers’ work, including skies, backgrounds or textures are not permissible
Digital technologies cannot be used to create new elements in the image e.g. text and pixels inserted with 3D modelling software and colour fill layers.
Do not include any personal identification details other than your club number in the submitted image title or as a watermark on the image. Do not put your name on the back of your prints.
Mount on board directly or with a matte board and window cut for the image
Write “TOP” on the back to show the correct orientation
Print Label from VP or write the Image and Competition Details as per the VP Label and stick on the back top LHS or Print the details
Minimum size is 18 cm (7”) on its longest edge and 12.5 cm (5") on its shortest edge
Maximum image size is 50cms (20”) on the longest edge
The maximum mounted Image size is 40 x 50cm (16 x 20”) including canvas or matte board
Digitally submitted Image SPECIFICATIONS
Maximum file size is 10 mb
It is highly recommended to include Meta Data in the submitted JPEG
You must submit at least one Image in the Monthly 'Topic' Competition (DPI or Print) before you are eligible submit an image into the same Monthly OPEN competition.
If an Image has previously been submitted in a club competition and has never received a Judge’s Award, it can be re-submitted in other club competitions. Note: This does not apply to a Members’ Choice Award since it is not a ‘Judge’s award
If an Image has been previously submitted in a club Internal competition and has received a Judge’s Award, it can never be resubmitted in another Internal club competition. The only exception is if an image has received a Judge’s Award in a monthly competition; then it may be resubmitted in an End of Year Trophy Competition
An image may not be a variation of a current or previously submitted image that has received a judge’s award. A variation is an image that is barely distinguishable from the previously submitted award image.
Similarities that would make them difficult to distinguish include, same content, same capture angle, same lighting etc. Note, applying different post-production filters, changing colours, or different cropping do not make them different.
They would still be a ‘variation’, for example a colour image converted to black and white and resubmitted is a variation. You may not submit variations of the same image in the same Monthly competition or EOY Competition group.
If the image includes another CCC Member then you must have their permission to use the image, prior to submitting it.
The image must be suitable for general viewing by all age groups
Images with content that is sexually explicit, overtly violent and/or gender or racially discriminatory, are not acceptable
-Tells a story -Embodies emotion
-Good lighting --Good composition
-High Technical quality i.e appropriate or creative use of focus, exposure, depth of field