General Rules for Competition

  • All entries must be the original work of the photographer.
  • Members are permitted three entries each in Monochrome, Color, Creative: Altered Reality (CAR), 4X6 and Projected Images.
  • All entries must have been taken within the prior 12 month period.
  • For prints, your name must appear on the back of each print or print mount.
  • Color print size is not to exceed 8X12 and must be mounted in a 11X14 slip mount.
  • Color prints and black & white prints can be printed commercially or printed at home.
  • Slides must have your name and a thumb mark on the slide mount and an Executive Board member must be notified in advance.
  • All entries must be of the theme selected for each meeting.
  • Guests are not permitted to vote.


Print Competition:

Monochrome:

The print may be made traditionally (wet darkroom) or by computer. Minor adjustments to the print is permitted, such as spot removal, burning and dodging. The print may have one added color and still be considered in this category black and white. This print is mounted.

Color:

As with black and white this print may be made traditionally or by a computer. To be in this category the print can not have radical changes applied to the print: touching up spots, dodging and burning are permitted. This print is mounted.

Created: Altered Reality (CAR):

The print being submitted is completely new and different from the original image. Images are not limited to images created and/or modified digitally. Images may also be acquired and or modified traditionally (film, slides) and scanned or copied digitally to be electronically printed. Monochrome and color altered prints will be judged together. This is a mounted print.

4X6:

This category excepts all 4x6 prints whether color, black and white or CAR. The print may be printed commercial or home. This print is un-mounted. 


Voting for Prints:

All prints are assigned a number and placed on a rack. If a possibility exist of displaying the print wrong, an arrow on the back of the print should indicate which side is up. To vote each member will pick up a paper ballot divided into three boxes (first, second and third) for each category. Each club member then writes the number of the print in the box he/she believes to warrant first, second or third place. Each print will receive one point for entering, a first place vote counts 3, a second place vote counts 2 and a third place vote counts 1. The print with the highest number of points is first, the second most points, second and the third most third. Tie votes are permitted. The total points of each individuals entries are totaled to determine the end of year awards.

Projected Image Competition:

Each photographer may enter three images for projection. The images should be no wider that 1024 pixels and no taller than 768 pixels. Files must be named in the following naming convention: ncc-WehmD0978-A1-Lens Flare.jpg “ncc” stands for “New Castle Camera Club. “-” (yes the dashes are very important) “Wehm” the first four letters of your last name and the first letter of your first name for example; this is followed immediately by the last 4 numbers of your primary phone number, (the number on record with the club.”-” “A1” (everyone is an A1 in our club) “-” the name of your image “.jpg” All images must be in the JPG or JPEG format. Capitals and lower case letters are appreciated but not necessary in this naming convention. This naming convention is necessary for the software we use as for cross-club competitions. Projected images may be color, monochrome, or CAR and will be scored with and in the same manner as Slides.  Remember to email your projected images to Ray Braun nccc40@gmail.com. All images should have a title and your name.

Slides:

If you plan to enter a slide an Executive Board member must be notified 24 hours in advance of the meeting. Slides of color, monochrome or CAR may be entered into the projected images category and will be judged as a Projected Image.
 

Voting for Projected Images:

Each projected image is on the screen for a five-second preview. Then each is shown for fifteen seconds during which time all members can vote once for as many slides as they like. Voting is done verbally by counting out "one," "two," "three," etc., until the slide receives eight votes. It then moves into the final round. In the final round each member may vote for one slide. The final round of voting consists of all the slides that received eight votes. Once again, these slides are previewed for five seconds. Every member now has only ONE vote for the slide of their choice. Each slide is then shown and voted on until the voting stops. First, second, and third place winners are decided on in this way. Tie votes are permitted. The total points of each individuals entries are totaled to determine the end of year awards.