Entering the Monthly Competition: At the beginning of the meeting place your prints and slides in the appropriate
categories. Entries to be digitally projected must be eMailed to the projectionist prior to the meeting date.
Number of Entries: Members may show a total of four(4) entries in the monthly competition. A maximum of two(2) Topic
of the Month entries are allowed, and the other entries (up to 4) can be distributed in the other categories - Traditional
Image or Enhanced Image.
Awards and HMs: Roughly 20% of thie top scoring images will be given an Award or an Honorable Mention. Images that
score a 5 will receive an Award designation. If there are fewer than 3 images in a category, no awards will be given unless
an image scores a 5.
Print Specifications: 26 inches is the tallest object that will fit in the light box. Glass and frames are discouraged.
Prints should have the maker's name, title and indication of the UP direction on the back of the print. The minimum print
size is 8" x 10".
Maximum vertical dimension - 768 pixels.
Maximum horizontal dimension - 768 pixels.
Panorama maximum horizontal dimension 1024 pixels, and maximum vertical dimension 525 pixels.
Image format: JPEG (no larger than 350Kb compressed size).
Naming: Each image must have a title that includes the name of the image and the entry category. For example an
image titled "Red Car" entered into the Digital Traditional (DT) category would have the file name Red_Car_DT. Do not include
your name or initials in the title so that judging can be done without knowledge of the image maker. (But, do include your
name in the EXIF data so the maker can be identified once the judging is completed). Also, make sure that the total number
of characters of the image name, including spaces, is no more that 31.
Slide Specifications: Place a large dot in the lower left hand corner of the slide mount to indicate the correct
horizontal or vertical orientation. this aids the slide projectionist in loading the slide tray. Place your name and the title
of the image on the slide mount.
1. Traditional Image - any subject matter. Traditional images may be captured by film or digitally.
For digital images normal processing is allowed. No elements may be added, or deleted. Dust spots may be cleaned up. Any technique
that results in the same effect as used by film cameras is allowed. Only one image is created - no multiple exposures, overlays,
or composites. There are three Traditional categories:
1a. Digital Traditional (DT) (projected)
1b. Traditional Print
1c. Traditional Slide
2. Enhanced Image - any subject matter. Enhanced images include creative film, darkroom, and digital
editing techniques used to create images that are a 'departure from reality' as well as realistic looking images that have
had elements added or removed as part of the creation process. There are two Enhanced image categories:
2a. Digital Enhanced (DE) (projected)
2b. Enhanced Print
Note: the creative slides category has been eliminated due lack of entries in this category.
3. Topic of the Month - the subject matter is the specified topic as interpreted by the image
maker. The image may be traditional or enhanced. There are three Topic of the Month categories:
3a. Digital Topic of the Month (ST) (projected)
3b. Topic of the Month Print
3c. Topic of the Month Slide