Please refer to the NHCC handbook for questions, please download it and read it, it is your responsibility to know the rules. The New Haven Camera Club expects that its membership will adhere to the highest ethical standards when complying with its competition rules. It is especially important that all photographs entered into competitions be the exclusive work of the maker (except for commercially made prints or digital photographs scanned from a slide original allowed by the rules). Highlights:
- All aspects of the image must be taken by the photographer (Clipart, Textures, etc. are NOT permitted).
- Images of a similar nature may not be submitted again once that image has won a ribbon.
- The winning same image (or a very similar rendition taken at the same time) may not be submitted into a different competition or in a different season.
- Please note that there are NO makeups
- Please note that there no way to email images late if you have problems, so we urge you please do NOT to wait until the last minute to submit your photographs.
- Setups (images where someone else set up the composition, or you "plug inot" lighting at a conference or workshop) are ONLY allowed in Class B
- We compete images in the following categories once a month (typically the 4th Monday of the month). Please see our handbook which contains the rules and instructions for competing your images.
- digital (open category)
- digital (assigned subject)
- creative/image artistry
- Image Critique (no scores, just feedback, especially useful for new members, or new techniques, open to ALL)
There is a one time registration with the Photo Contest Pro system in order to be able to upload your images for competition. For more information or questions contact Paul Peterson firstname.lastname@example.org
Instructions for uploading competition images
- Please do not wait until late Friday night to discover that you need help.
- If you have questions please email Paul email@example.com (individual members should NOT contact Jack, the author of the software that club uses, Jack will be contacted by Lisa or Paul only.
Number of entries per contest:
- PRINTS: Each member may enter a maximum of 2 prints into the "member's choice" photo display and contest each month.
- Prints (must be turned in by 7:15). Friendly display and member's choice award.
- OPEN SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 2 photographs into the open electronic competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 16 open electronic entries.
- Class A
- Class B
- FYI, there is no need (and even a slight disadvantage) to choosing an assigned subject image for the monthly OPEN caetegory. OPEN means naything goes.
- ASSIGNED SUBJECT Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into assigned subject in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 assigned subject entries.
- Class A
- Class B
- Please note that the electronic image assigned subject competition is in addition to the regular OPEN subject (anything goes) monthly competition.
- MONOCHROME Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image monochrome in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries
- Class A
- Class B
- CREATVE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into image artistry competition in each of the 8 contests, for a year's total of 8 image artistry entries.
- CRITIQUE Each member may enter a maximum of 1 photograph into Image Critique in each of the 8 monthly contests, for a year's total of 8.
Cumulative Score is the sum total of all print or electronic photograph scores to date. At the end of the competition year the highest 6 - 12 scores of each maker (depending on the category) are summed to determine the cumulative score. Makers can compete in more than one category and can have cumulative scores in each category. These points will count toward an award for highest cumulative point total for the year presented at the Annual Dinner.
To be ranked in class B electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted at least 10 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 6 zeros).
To be ranked in class A electronic photographs, the maker must have submitted a total of 12 photographs (8 contests times 2 photographs per contest and you can have up to 4 zeros).
To be ranked in image artistry, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).
To be ranked in assigned subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed)
To be ranked in monochrome subject, the maker must have submitted a total of 6 photographs (8 contests times 1 photograph per contest, two zeros allowed).