TEN CLUBS - PORTRAIT Competition
Monday 22 June 2020, 7.30pm
The aim of the 10CPC competition is to encourage and improve portrait photography throughout Melbourne, to enhance social interaction with photographic hobbyists, and facilitate the comparison of standards between Clubs and members in the spirit of competition. Portrait is defined for this competition as a photograph of a person or persons, that may range from a head study to full body length. A full description is provided below. The competition is divided into three DPI categories - single person, two or more people, and abstract/creative portraiture. Clubs may select up to 10 entries from their members for each of the three categories (i.e. 30 images in total). Only two entries are permitted per club member in the total competition.
• The member shall have made the original image, or images that form part of an entry and personally made all manipulations and associated editing of the image.
• Images may be enhanced or processed using image editing software.
• Entries must be 100% photographic in origin and all elements in an entry must be the work of the entrant
• Portraits may include candid photographs and formal portraits.
• Entries for this first year of this competition can have been taken at any time. However, in future years entries for the competition will have had to have been taken within 2 years of the presentation night.
• Images captured, retouched or digitally edited during a workshop, tutorial or similar are ineligible.
• Proof of model releases will not be required.
3. Subject Categories The three competition categories are detailed below. Clubs may select up to 10 entries from their members for each of the three categories (i.e. 30 images in total). Only two entries are permitted per club member in the total competition.
a. Single person portrait • Photograph contains one person only as the main element of the image. For example, the subject person standing in front of a grandstand of football supports would still qualify, provided that it is a portrait of only that person and the people in the grandstand are residual elements only. • May be a full or partial body. • Does not have to include the face.
b. Two or more people • Photograph contains two or more people in the same image as the main elements of the image (refer to the note above regarding the concept of “main element”). • May be full or partial bodies. • Does not have to include faces.
c. Abstract/Creative portraiture • We are not even going to try to define this category and so let your creative spirit free and experiment! Just remember that the overarching topic is still human portraiture. • Images entered in this category cannot include images entered in other categories, even if substantially reedited. • Polyptychs (diptychs, triptychs, etc) are permitted in this category only.