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Competition Rules & Categories

Before completing any competition entry form please read the rules carefully. Incorrect completion of the form may lead to your images being disqualified.

ALL IMAGES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2016. The same image cannot be entered in both the Digital Image and Print Competition.

A maximum of 2 images in the Digital competition and 2 images in the Print competition.

The notes accompanying the Category Headings are purely therefore the guidance of both entrants and judges - they are not meant to be exhaustive. It is the responsibility of entrants to interpret the category and place their image in the one they feel most represents their image.

The Entry Form can be found by clicking one of the following links:


Digital Image Competitions: The file name should contain the following: Image title (NOT to exceed a maximum of 20 characters, including punctuation), and category entered eg Dartmoor Sunset Landscape. Do not include your name, which will appear only on the entry form. Please ensure you have read and understood the Digital Image Resizing Recommendations (see separate section) and resize your images accordingly before submitting.
Please email your images along with the entry form to ecccompetition@gmail.com. Images can also be given Mehran Ellis either on a stick or a disk by the closing date of 23rd March. If on a stick ensure you do not need it as it will not be returned to you for a couple of weeks.

Print Competitions: All images should be mounted. The prints should be labelled on the reverse stating Print Title (NOT to exceed a maximum of 20 characters, including punctuation), and category entered eg Dartmoor Sunset Landscape. Do not include your name, which will appear only on the entry form.

Make sure you read the category criteria. If your image is entered in the incorrect category it may be disqualified. Please give your images to Mehran Ellis by the closing date of 20th April.

The sections for both competitions are as follows:

1. SCAPES: The wider world where the individual elements are less important than the whole - to include land / Sea / Sky / Towns and Cities.

2. PEOPLE AND THEIR ACTIVITIES: A persons or persons forming the main focus of the image - to include Portrait and activities such as Work / Play / Leisure / Sport etc..

3. TECHNICAL AND RECORD: Factual and accurate recording of the subject either in the wider context and/or in more detail. Any photographic interpretation / manipulation applied to the image should not materially alter the subject.

4. NATURE: Includes all aspects of the natural world be it animal, vegetable or mineral, include captive, tame or wild subjects.

5. PICTORIAL: An artistic interpretation of a subject by the use of elements such s design, composition, light etc.

6. CREATED/COMPOSITE: Use of any method to create a new and imaginative image.

ALL IMAGES SHOULD HAVE BEEN PRODUCED AFTER 1 JANUARY 2016. The same image cannot be entered in both the Digital Image and Print Competition.

For both competitions, there will be a winner, runner up, and third place awarded. At the judge's discretion one highly commended may also be awarded.

An overall winning image will be selected from the winners of each category.

The Digital Image competition winner will be presented with the Club Shield. The Print Competition winner will be presented with the Hinton Lake Trophy. These will be held by the winners for one year.