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Summary Of Competitions

Internal Competitions

1. Championship Competitions: There are separate championship ('aggregate') competitions for prints and projected digital images.  Each image may be submitted on up to two occasions. The Print competition consists of four rounds, held throughout the club year; in each round, each member may submit up to three images. Points awarded to a member's best 8 entries over the year count towards the championship. The PDI competition consists of five rounds, held throughout the club year; in each round, each member may submit two images. Points awarded to a member's best 7 entries over the year count towards the championship. 

2. Annual Competition: This is normally held in April with similar rules to the previous category, except that entries which have reached the submission limit for the Championship Competition may be entered in the Annual Competition, provided that they have not been entered in a previous Annual Competition.

3. The Don Beney and Charles Mutton Cups: These are 'themed' competitions, for which the theme is ratified by the previous AGM. The Beney Cup is for prints and the Mutton cup for digital images. Each member may enter up to 4 images in total.

4. Andrich Trophy (Pitch your Picture).  This competition is for projected digital images.  Each member may submit up to three images, and will be allotted a minute to present each picture to the audience, who will select the winning image by voting.

Federation Competitions

This Club is a member of the Southern Counties Photographic Federation (SCPF).  We enter the SCPF Inter-club Leagues. Entries for this are selected in September and submitted on behalf of the Club. Competitions take place throughout the year (September - July).

Triangle Trophy

This is a friendly competition between Aldershot Farnham and Fleet, Alton and Basingstoke clubs. Hosting is on a rotation basis. Each club submits a panel of 15 prints, no more than three from one author.

Spectrum Trophy and Heywood Trophy

These are both projected digital image competitions for individual members of three clubs: Aldershot Farnham and Fleet, Farnborough and Yateley. They are hosted by each club in rotation. Members may submit up to 2 images in total for these competitions with the Heywood being for any image and the Spectrum being themed, the theme subjects being in rotation. Members should be present personally or ensure another member is present to identify their entry and accept any award on their behalf.  Detailed rules for these competitions and for the Molesworth and Rainbow Cups are found on the Farnborough CC website.

Molesworth and Rainbow Cups

These are individual print competitions with similar rules to the Spectrum Trophy. The Molesworth Cup is awarded for the best monochrome print, and the Rainbow Cup for the best colour print.  Again, members may submit up to 2 images in total.

Other Competitions

These are held on an ad hoc basis. Rules will be notified by the Competition Secretary.


Competition Rules (revised after AGM in June 2018)

General Rules For Internal Competitions

    1. Entry to club competitions shall be limited to honorary and paid-up members of the club.
    2. The content of a print or digital image must be entirely the work and copyright of the author. No form of "clip art" or stock photography is permissible. Where parties other than the photographer have made a significant creative contribution to the image, we encourage the photographer to consider whether their own contribution is sufficient to claim the image as their own work.
    3. In order to enter either Print or PDI competitions, members must upload the entry titles and competition-sized digital images to the PhotoEntry system before the closing date, normally the Saturday prior to the competition. A link to PhotoEntry is provided below:

      https://compent.photoentry.uk/compent/
    4. Images that have been entered previously will have a unique reference number, and this must be typed in the Entry Reference box below the Title box on the Add Entry page. The Entry Reference box can be left blank for new images. When prints are re-mounted or re-printed, or digital images are re-created, the existing reference number should be transferred to the new image. For Print competitions, the prints themselves must be given to the Internal Competition Secretary (compsec@affcc.uk) on the night or earlier by arrangement.
    5. Images for all club competitions including the Don Beney and Charles Mutton Cups and the Ladies v Gents should be submitted with titles which will be announced. Titles are particularly helpful in "Nature" photography: i.e. Species of plant, fungus, insect, animal or bird. An author who does not wish to have a title announced may submit his/her work as "untitled" or "no title". A title will, however, be required by the Competition Secretary for identification purposes within the club, but such title will not be announced. 
    6. Images so similar as to be deemed identical by the Internal Competition Secretary will be treated as identical for competition purposes.
    7. Images may be rejected if, in the judgment of the Internal Competitions Secretary (or in the case of the exhibition, the Exhibition Organiser), they are likely to be offensive to other members, or do not comply with the law. Members have the right of appeal to the Club Chairman. For clarity, images containing tasteful nudity are permitted.
    8. Prints shall be no smaller than 165 X 115mm in size (excluding mount), and no larger than 500mm X 400mm, including the mount.  The size of a print will have no bearing on its score, except in as far as large prints may have more impact.
    9. All prints shall be mounted.
    10. Prints must bear on the back the competitor's name and print title. Only the title, if the competitor wishes, may appear on the front.
    11. Prints may be trade processed.
    12. Images for competitions (PDI and print) should be sized to a resolution suitable for the projector to be used, currently a maximum of 1600 pixels wide and a maximum of 1200 pixels high, but subject to revision by the Internal Competition Secretary; images which are provided over this resolution will be down-sized, which may result in a loss of image quality.
    13. Images for competitions (PDI and print) should be uploaded to PhotoEntry in jpeg format only and must use an sRGB colour profile.
    14. Images for competitions (PDI and print) will be given a unique reference number by the Internal Competition Secretary when they are first entered e.g. D1234_White Swan.JPG. Image file names should be no longer than 50 characters, must not contain the name of the photographer or any punctuation characters such as @ ! , / . ? " '.
    15. By submitting an image for a competition, the author grants to the club a non-exclusive royalty-free licence to reproduce that image electronically or in any other medium for publicity and any other non-commercial purposes.  The club will attempt to ensure that the author is credited whenever the image is used. 
      Any member who does not wish their images to be used in this way must notify the 
      Internal Competition Secretary in writing.

Championship Competition

  1. All the general rules for internal competitions listed above shall apply.
  2. Each member may submit up to three images in each format in each round of the Print championship and two images in each round of the PDI championship  i.e. three prints and two projected digital images.
  3. Marks will be awarded by the judge for each entry (points to a maximum of 10), and these will be recorded.  Half marks may be awarded.  However, for the purposes of the club Print championship only the eight highest marks gained for each format over the year will be carried forward to the aggregate score for the member.  For the purposes of the club PDI championship only the seven highest marks gained for each format over the year will be carried forward to the aggregate score for the member.  
  4. An image may only be entered in one format in any single round of the Championship competitions.
  5. A print or digital image may not be entered more than twice in any format for rounds of the Championship competitions.  This includes entries to the Championship competitions in previous years. 
  6. Two awards will be made for each format. The Championship Cup will be awarded for each format to the member with the highest aggregate number of points who has not won a club cup in a previous season. The member with the highest aggregate number of points for each format who has won a club cup in a previous season will be awarded the Cup Winners cup for that format. In the event of a tie on points, the title will be shared, and the tying members will hold the trophy for an appropriate period of the year. In the event of a tie on points, the title will be shared, and the tying members will hold the trophy for an appropriate period of the year.
  7. The Championship awards are as follows:

Format

Championship

Cup Winners

Prints

CAMERASOUND Cup

GOLDSMITH Cup

Projected Digital Image

Donnington Trophy

COLOUR CHALLENGE Cup

Annual Competition

  1. All the general rules for internal competitions listed above shall apply.
  2. Each member may submit up to two images in the PDI competition, and up to three images in the Print competition..
  3. There will be two classes of entry:- Championship and Cup Winners. The Championship will be restricted to members who have not won a club cup in a previous season, and the Cup Winners restricted to members who have won a club cup in a previous season.
  4. An image may only be entered once in the Annual Competition, in one format.
  5. Images entered in any previous Annual Competition are not eligible.
  6. No points will be awarded.  The judge will select first, second and third place images, and at his discretion a small number of Highly Commended images, in each format.
  7. The Annual awards are as follows:

Format

Championship

Cup Winners

Prints

ASH Cup

CHAIRMAN'S CHALLENGE Cup

Projected Digital Image

TBA

Trustee's Trophy Cup

Other Internal Competitions

  1. The Don Beney and Charles Mutton Cups.
    a) Entries for the Don Beney Cup will be prints and for the Charles Mutton Cup will be digital images on a common theme selected by the previous Annual General Meeting.
    b) All the general rules for internal competitions listed above shall apply.
    c) There will be only one class open to all members.
    d) Each member may submit a total of four entries, which may be prints, digital images or a mixture of both.
    e) Entries from previous club competitions will be eligible.
    f) No points will be awarded, but in addition to the cup winners, 2nd 3rd and highly commended categories may be given.
  2. Andrich Trophy 'Pitch Your Picture' Competition
    a)The competition is for projected digital images.  All submitted images will be in digital format, but may be derived from original images in any format.
    b) All the general rules for internal competitions listed above shall apply.
    c) Each member may submit up to three images.
    d) Each member has one minute when each of their images is displayed to provide supporting information to enhance the understanding of it or chance of gaining votes.
    e) Each image will be given a reference, which will be displayed as an overlay in the bottom left-hand corner of the displayed image.
    f) Images must have been created within the last 24 months.
    g) Images may not have been entered for any previous AFCC competition.
    h) Judging/voting will be by the members themselves.
    - Members eligible to vote are those present at the competition evening when the images are displayed.
    - Each member has ten points to allocate.
    - Ten points can be distributed amongst the images that the voting member sees fit.  i.e. they can give all ten points to just one image, or distribute their votes amongst other images in a ‘weighted’ fashion.
    - A member may not vote for their own images.
    - Voting is not anonymous so that the competition secretary can verify the voting.
    i) The Andrich Trophy will be presented to the creator of the image with the maximum score once the votes have been totalled.
    j) In the event of a tie on points, the image with the highest number of individual votes will take precedence.  In the event of these being equal, the image with the highest single vote (or highest number of these votes) will take precedence. (i.e. if one image had a maximum vote of 8 points, and the other had 7, then the prior image would win).

Inter-Club Competitions

  1. For Federation Panel(s) the External Competition Secretary will suggest possible prints and digital images which have received high marks in Club competitions during the previous year. The final choice of prints and digital images for panel(s) should be made by at least three experienced Committee/Club members.
  2. Note that images used in previous league competitions (for whatever club or federation) are not eligible for use in SCPF competitions.
  3. For other Inter-club competitions selection may be made by the External Competition Secretary or his designated deputy.
  4. Prints and digital images selected for all Inter-club competitions will be in the care of the External Competition Secretary (or Deputy) and will be returned to their owners as early as possible after the competition has ceased.

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