Sunday, May 15, 2011

End of year competition images due 5/18

Annual Awards Competition Instructions

Below are instructions copied from our Online Handbook. Here are the Highlights.
▪ To be eligible, images must have been entered into an NHCC competition during this season (2010-2011).

▪ No two images may be the same. If you enter an image as a print, you may not enter it as an electronic image. If you enter an image in the electronic open competition, you may not enter it into the nature competition or into the landscape/seascape competition.
▪ You may enter 4 prints. (please number them 1, 2, 3, 4 along with your name)

▪ You may enter 4 electronic images into the open category - Class B or Class A.

Keep the month and year as they were when you originally submitted them.

Change the numbers to A1, A2, A3, A4 or B1, B2, B3, B4.
Example: A1$Peterson$Paul$Autumn_Leaf$2010-11.jpg

A2$Peterson$Paul$Lock_and_Key$2011-01.jpg

A3$Peterson$Paul$End_of_Season$2011-03.jpg

A4$Peterson$Paul$Over_The_Falls$2011-02.jpg
▪ Note: Category images may be entered into the open category, as there is no separate category competition at the annual awards competition.
▪ You may enter 2 images into the Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape comp. These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with D1 or D2.
▪ You may enter 2 images into the Jane Sibley Nature competition.

These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with S1 or S2.

▪ Prints should be brought on the night of the banquet. If you are not attending the banquet, you may have someone else enter them for you.


▪ Electronic images should be emailed to Paul Peterson using the regular club email address nhccwin@yahoo.com

▪ Even though the handbook says the deadline is the Friday before the competition, I would like all entries by WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, to allow me enough time to organize them.
Any questions? Email Paul Peterson nhccwin@yahoo.com or Call him at 203-488-0267
Below are the complete rules as copied from the NHCC Handbook

New Haven Camera Club Handbook

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Annual Awards Competition
At the Annual Awards Banquet each year the print- and electronic photograph-of-the year competitions will be held.
1. Eligibility: All Open Category prints, Open Category electronic photographs, or Assignment

electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:
Original Category of Entry End of Year Competition Eligibility
Open Print Competition Open Print Competition (maximum of 4

photographs may be entered)

Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
Jane Sibley Nature Competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
Open Electronic Photograph Competitions

or

Assignment Electronic Photograph Competition

Open Electronic Photograph Competition

(maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)



Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape

(maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

Jane Sibley Nature Competition

(maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
2. Number of entries: 4 prints for print-of-the-year and 4 electronic photographs for electronic photograph-of-the-year.

In addition, 2 electronic photographs may be submitted to a special landscape/seascape competition for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and 2 electronic photos may be submitted to a special nature competition for the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

The images on these photographs must have been entered in one category of competition (prints, open electronic photographs, or assignment electronic photographs) during the year; those originally entered as prints must be converted to electronic photographs to be entered in these special competitions.

3. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition.
If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions.
If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

4. Judging: By 3 outside judges.
Each class is judged separately using the in-out method of scoring

(score of 1 signifying “in” and a score of 0 signifying “out”), no comments.

In the first round all photographs that receive two or three "ins" will advance to the second round of judging.
In the second round only those photographs receiving three "ins" will advance to the final round.

Judges will select a first, second, and honorable mention from those photographs receiving three "ins". If in the second round only two photographs receive three "ins", the judges will pick a first and second place from those two photographs. An honorable mention will be selected from those photographs receiving two "ins".

If only one photograph receives three “ins” it will automatically be given first place. A second and honorable mention will be chosen from those photographs receiving two "ins".
5. Electronic Photographs: After first, second, and honorable mention photographs are chosen in each class (B and A), the two first place photographs (one from each class) will be judged against each other for electronic photograph-of-the-year.
6. The electronic photograph judged to be the best nature photograph (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

7. The electronic photograph judged to be the best landscape or seascape (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Joseph A. Dichello Jr. Memorial Award.

8. Delivery of entries: Bring prints to the year end dinner. Electronic photographs (including those for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and Jane Sibley Honor Award) must be e-mailed to an e-mail address designated by the Vice President for Inside competitions by midnight on the Friday night prior to the annual dinner to give the competition committee time to organize the photographs for the competition.
Alternatively the director of the electronic competitions may have retained the photos used during the year and only the titles of the selected photos will have to be sent. Each electronic photography competitor will receive an e-mail after the May competition with specific instructions.
9. Awards: Ribbons are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and honorable mention winners in each category/class.Trophies are award to the photograph-of-the-year chosen in each category of competition. It is presented at the first meeting in September.
10. Return of entries: Prints will be returned at the end of the dinner meeting. Please claim yours before you leave. Electronic photographs will not be returned.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Assigned Subjects for 2011-2012 season

At the last meeting we voted for the Assigned Subjects for 2011-2012 season. Every category received at least one vote!

We already had two (of the 10) subjects for September and October to finish out the Centennial celebration, which will finish off with Paul's November program and our 2011 Holiday party.

September -- 1990-1999 Hale Bop "Sky"
October -- 2000-2010 millennium "Old and New"
November -- Street Photography
January -- abandonded Buildings
Feburary -- Church Interiors
March -- People at work
April -- Cityscapes
May -- After the Rain

So get your thinking caps on and keep these topics in mind when you shoot this summer!
But remember that Prints and Electronic are OPEN categories still, they are not related to the assigned subject of the month.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Annual Awards Competition Instructions

Annual Awards Competition Instructions

Below are instructions copied from our Online Handbook. Here are the Highlights.

▪ To be eligible, images must have been entered into an NHCC competition during this season (2010-2011).

▪ No two images may be the same. If you enter an image as a print, you may not enter it as an electronic image. If you enter an image in the electronic open competition, you may not enter it into the nature competition or into the landscape/seascape competition.

▪ You may enter 4 prints. (please number them 1, 2, 3, 4 along with your name)

▪ You may enter 4 electronic images into the open category - Class B or Class A.

Keep the month and year as they were when you originally submitted them.

Change the numbers to A1, A2, A3, A4 or B1, B2, B3, B4.

Example:
A1$Peterson$Paul$Autumn_Leaf$2010-11.jpg
A2$Peterson$Paul$Lock_and_Key$2011-01.jpg
A3$Peterson$Paul$End_of_Season$2011-03.jpg
A4$Peterson$Paul$Over_The_Falls$2011-02.jpg

▪ Note: Category images may be entered into the open category, as there is no separate category competition at the annual awards competition.

▪ You may enter 2 images into the Joe DiChello Landscape/Seascape comp.

These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with D1 or D2.

▪ You may enter 2 images into the Jane Sibley Nature competition.

These images may have previously been entered as prints, open electronic images, or category images. However, they must now be entered as electronic images. The titles of these images should begin with S1 or S2.

▪ Prints should be brought on the night of the banquet. If you are not attending the banquet, you may have someone else enter them for you.

▪ Electronic images should be emailed to Paul Peterson using the regular club email address nhccwin@yahoo.com

▪ All entries are due by MAY 18th to allow me enough time to organize them.
Any questions? Email Paul Peterson nhccwin@yahoo.com  or Call him at 203-488-0267

Below are the complete rules as copied from the NHCC Handbook

New Haven Camera Club Handbook

Annual Awards Competition

At the Annual Awards Banquet each year the print- and electronic photograph-of-the year competitions will be held.

1. Eligibility: All Open Category prints, Open Category electronic photographs, or Assignment electronic photographs entered in that year’s competitions are eligible as follows:
Original Category of Entry: Open Print Competition

End of Year Competition Eligibility
• Open Print Competition (maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)
• Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

• Jane Sibley Nature Competition if converted to an electronic image (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)
Open Electronic Photograph Competitions
or
Assignment Electronic Photograph Competition

• Open Electronic Photograph Competition (maximum of 4 photographs may be entered)

• Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

• Jane Sibley Nature Competition (maximum of 2 photographs may be entered)

2. Number of entries: 4 prints for print-of-the-year and 4 electronic photographs for electronic photograph-of-the-year.

In addition, 2 electronic photographs may be submitted to a special landscape/seascape competition for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and 2 electronic photos may be submitted to a special nature competition for the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

The images on these photographs must have been entered in one category of competition (prints, open electronic photographs, or assignment electronic photographs) during the year; those originally entered as prints must be converted to electronic photographs to be entered in these special competitions.

3. Each photograph may be entered only once in an end of the year competition.

If a photograph is entered in one of the Open category competitions it may not be entered in either the Joe Dichello Landscape/Seascape or the Jane Sibley Nature special competitions.

If a photograph is entered in either the Joe Dichello or Jane Sibley special competition it may not be entered into the other special competition or one of the Open category competitions.

4. Judging: By 3 outside judges.

Each class is judged separately using the in-out method of scoring
(score of 1 signifying “in” and a score of 0 signifying “out”), no comments.

In the first round all photographs that receive two or three "ins" will advance to the second round of judging.
In the second round only those photographs receiving three "ins" will advance to the final round.

Judges will select a first, second, and honorable mention from those photographs receiving three "ins". If in the second round only two photographs receive three "ins", the judges will pick a first and second place from those two photographs. An honorable mention will be selected from those photographs receiving two "ins".
If only one photograph receives three “ins” it will automatically be given first place. A second and honorable mention will be chosen from those photographs receiving two "ins".

5. Electronic Photographs: After first, second, and honorable mention photographs are chosen in each class (B and A), the two first place photographs (one from each class) will be judged against each other for electronic photograph-of-the-year.

6. The electronic photograph judged to be the best nature photograph (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Jane Sibley Honor Award.

7. The electronic photograph judged to be the best landscape or seascape (in a separate competition) will be awarded the Joseph A. Dichello Jr. Memorial Award.

8. Delivery of entries: Bring prints to the year end dinner. Electronic photographs (including those for the Joe Dichello Memorial Award and Jane Sibley Honor Award) must be e-mailed to an e-mail address designated by the Vice President for Inside competitions by midnight on the Friday night prior to the annual dinner to give the competition committee time to organize the photographs for the competition.

Alternatively the director of the electronic competitions may have retained the photos used during the year and only the titles of the selected photos will have to be sent. Each electronic photography competitor will receive an e-mail after the May competition with specific instructions.

9. Awards: Ribbons are awarded to the 1st, 2nd, and honorable mention winners in each category/class.Trophies are award to the photograph-of-the-year chosen in each category of competition. It is presented at the first meeting in September.

10. Return of entries: Prints will be returned at the end of the dinner meeting. Please claim yours before you leave. Electronic photographs will not be returned.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB YEAR END BANQUET Monday May 23, 2011

We hope you can all join in this final event of a very successful centennial Club year of the New Haven Camera Club. Good fellowship and the opportunity to see the best slides, prints, and electronic photographs from this past season always make for a great evening.

The Jane Sibley Honor Award is presented to the best nature photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Jane is a long time member of the club known for doing a variety of photography including nature.

The Joe DiChello Award is presented to the best landscape or seascape photograph selected by the judges in a separate electronic competition. Joe was a long time member of the club who was known for his excellent landscape photography.

NEW HAVEN CAMERA CLUB YEAR END BANQUET
Date: Monday May 23, 2011
Time: 6:00 PM - Drinks and Cheese & Fruit; 6:30 Dinner

Place: Eli’s on Whitney, 2392 Whitney Avenue, Hamden CT

Cost: $28.00 (includes tax and gratuity)

Come and join the members of the New Haven Camera Club for the end of the year banquet. Come participate in the competition for the print of the year, electronic image of the year, the Joe Dichello Memorial Landscape/Seascape Award and the Jane Sibley Nature Honor Award. Each member may submit up to 4 prints or 4 electronic images as well as 2 additional electronic images for the two special awards. See handbook for details. Three outside judges will select the winners!.

Menu choices for the dinner are as follows: Baked Scrod, Grilled Sliced London Broil or Breast of Chicken Marsala. Each meal includes fresh seasonal vegetables, starch, bread and butter, coffee/tea and dessert.

After dinner, awards will be given for this season’s high cumulative average in each class and the Everett Wilson Trophy for the most improved beginning photographer will be award. Then the Print, Electronic Photograph, and Slide-of-the-Year competitions will be held.

Directions to the Annual Banquet

The New Haven Camera Club will hold it's annual end-of-the-year and awards banquet at "Eli's on Whitney" restaurant, 2392 Whitney Ave, Hamden, The restaurant is on the corner of Whitney Ave. and School Street, just one block north of the Hamden Town Hall. There is a parking lot across the street from Eli's on School Street. The banquet facilities are in the lower level of the restaurant; either enter on Whitney Ave and go through the bar to the back of the restaurant and proceed downstairs, or enter on the School St. side and go directly downstairs. For those coming from the New Haven area, come up Whitney Ave to the Hamden Town Hall and proceed one more block north to the restaurant. The parking lot will be across from the restaurant on your right. For those coming from farther away and using the Merritt Parkway, take exit 61 and proceed north on Whitney Ave. as explained above. If coming north on I-91, take exit 5, Willow St. to Whitney Ave, and then proceed north on Whitney. If coming south on I-91, take exit 10, and follow it to the end to Whitney Ave. Turn south (left) onto Whitney and proceed a mile or so toward Hamden center. The restaurant's telephone number is (203) 287-1101. For more information go to http://www.elisonwhitney.com/pages/contact.html 
Annual Awards Banquet Reservation Form
Yes, I (we) will attend the Awards Banquet of the New Haven Camera Club
Name(s):__________________________________________________________

__________ Grilled Sliced London Broil

__________Number of Chicken Marsala

__________Number of Baked Scrod
Enclosed (@$28 per person): $ ____________________________
Make your checks payable to “New Haven Camera Club” and send to: Lisa Cuchara, 60 Braeside Drive, Hamden, CT 06514. Checks must be received by Tues. May 17th.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

The May competition deadline is FRIDAY

The May competition deadline is FRIDAY


The special category (in addition to the OPEN category) is "Sports"

Our next NHCC competition deadline is Friday. Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin@yahoo.com  before midnight May 6th.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Attach your images to an email and send to nhccwin@yahoo.com

For information on the assigned subject competition see http://nhccphotoblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/nhcc-changes-to-category-competition.html

Our handbook with the complete rules and instructions can be found on the NHCC website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/handbook.htm

Prints -- Must be brought in by 7:15 in order for the print handlers to have time to write the titles on the score sheets and organize the prints. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches. Prints must be mounted on mat board or foam core board. Any size mat board or foam core board is allowed up to 16"x20". On the back of each print clearly print your name and address, title, order designation (1 or 2), and an arrow indicating which edge is the top. This information may be printed on one or more labels affixed to the back if you prefer not to write on the mount.

Please note: If you are submitting make-up photographs, use the year and month of the competition being made up rather than the year and month of the competition into which entered. If entering make-up photographs for the October 2010 competition in the January 2011 competition, the year and month should be “2010-10”, not “2011-01”.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Results of PSA EID Interclub Competitions

Dear Club Members,


Here are the results from the last two PSA Electronic Imaging Division interclub competitions. We had an entry disqualified in the January competition, but were permitted to enter a make-up in the March competition. Remember that in this series of competitions the judging range is 3 to 15 points.

The results from the January competition were as follows:

Andrey Antov-Water Lillies-11

William Barnett-Three Icelandic Horses-AWARD-12

Lisa Cuchara-Yale doors & locks-10

Susan Naumann-Fit for the Pot or Not-11

Gary Prestash-Barn Owl Hunting-11



The results for the March competition were as follows:


A Glorious Start To The Day-Barbara Vietzke-10

Two Hummers-Lisa Cuchara-HM-12

Pauls Flower-Joan Balen-10

Early Morning In Acadia-Tom Cuchara-9

Infrared Maroon Lake View-William Barnett EPSA-11

NY Public Library-Victor Krarsenics-11

Steptoe 290-Bill Hoikala-9


With 3 out of 4 competitions complete for this competition season the New Haven CC is in 2nd place out of 23 clubs in Class 1 with 208 points. The Impact Group from the United Kingdom is in first place with 209 points and two clubs, Fotoferia Club from Poland and Terra Australis Digital Image Group from Australia, are tied for third with 204 points. In this group almost 1/3 of the clubs are from outside the United States. The entries for the fourth and final competition have been sent. Currently the top 6 clubs are all within 6 points of each other so the final standing will depend on the last competition.

Best regards,
Bill

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Monthly scores posted, monthly images posted

Just a reminder that you can view the monthly image scores and the cumulative scores for the season here on our website: http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/scores.htm

You can also view the digital images from the monthly competitions (Bill has been creating these awesome image galleries for ussince the 2007-08 season -- they are all there! The 2006-07 images are also there in pdf format) -- http://www.newhavencameraclub.org/images.htm