Saturday, September 18, 2010

September competition deadline is a few days away

September competition, our first competition of the 2010-11 season, deadline is a few days away

Our next NHCC competition deadline is coming up quick! Your images must be emailed to NHCCwin before midnight Sept. 24th.

Easy Directions for Filing, Sizing, Titling Images for Competition

Photographs must be submitted as JPEG images with the .jpg extension.

Convert the photograph to the sRGB color space. Your images may already be in that color space. If the color of your images seems off when they are projected, you may want to check this. Our projector requires that images be no more than 1024 WIDE and no more than 768 HIGH. (If you submit a vertical image, it will typically be approximately 500 wide to allow it to be 768 high.)

Images which are vertical or square will be smaller than horizontal images.

Titles - Please use the following format. Class&Image Number $LastName$FirstName$Title$Year-month (numeral).jpg
S is used for the assigned subject.

Do not leave any spaces. Use the underline character “_”instead of spaces.

Note: Your computer may automatically put .jpg at the end of the title. If that is the case, you should not put .jpg at the end or you will end up with .jpg.jpg

Look carefully at your completed title to make sure that it is correct.

Have you used the dollar sign $ to separate fields?

Have you used the underline “_” between words in the title?

Are the year and month correct? Does it end in .jpg ?
Attach your images to an email and send to
Organization Hint: Make a folder for NHCC Possible Comp images. These should be duplicates of your better photographs. Make another folder for NHCC Competition 2009-10. Don’t put anything into this folder unless it is sized correctly and titled correctly. When you open this folder, all of your images will be in the same format and you can simply copy what you have previously done.
I hope this helps. Paul Peterson

If you need help entering the digital competition for the first time please see a current member.These directions are very simple to do, but sometimes simple things appear complicated when written down. Ever try to write down directions to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Showing someone is much easier.

For information on the assigned subject competition see
Our handbook with the complete rules and instructions can be found on the NHCC website:  

1. 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
2. Prints must be between 8 by 10 inches and 16 by 20 inches.
3. 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".
4. Prints may be matted conventionally or electronically as long as the maximum dimensions are not exceeded.
5. 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”.

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