Brentwood & District Photographic Club, BDPC, Photographic Club, EAF, Brentwood Camera Club, Essex Camera Club

 

  • General

    1 In all competitions which take place in the course of one evening and in which numerical marks are awarded there can be only two joint winners. In the event of a tie involving three or more competitors the judge will be invited to select a winning panel.

     

    2 In all competitions, prints must be made from original material taken by the author. Copying other work is not permitted. Entry of copy from books, magazines etc., downloading from TV, the Internet, CD Rom, DVD etc. in whole or in part are not acceptable.

     

    3  Prints may be any shape, up to a maximum size of 20x16ins (50x40cms) including the mount. The minimum size is as follows: one side of the print excluding the mount should not be less than nominally 10ins. (25cms)

     

    4  Trophies for all competitions shall be held for 12 months. It is the responsibility of the winner to have the trophy engraved at his/her own expense.

     

    5  All prints must be submitted to the print secretary by 8pm on the evening of the competition.

     

    6 The front of the print or its mount shall bear no indication of the authorship of the print, but may be titled. The name of the author, and in the case of League Print Competitions, the relevant section shall be written on the rear of the mount.

     

    7 Where there are two competitions on the night, each member may enter two prints for each competition. (This does not apply if there are both Print and Proj Image League Competitions on the same evening.) Where there is one competition members may enter up to three prints. The committee has the right to change the number of prints that may be entered in any competition.

     

  • LEAGUE PRINT COMPETITIONS

    The Competition is in two sections graded on ability. Members may be assigned to a section at the Committee's discretion.

    Section 1 - Advanced

    Section 2 - Beginner/Intermediate

     

    1  There will be a number of rounds for the competition. Please refer to the published programme or syllabus for the number of rounds in a given year.

     

    2  A trophy will be awarded in each section to the most successful member during the club year.

    Each winning print will receive 15 points, the second 10 points, the third 5 points, and each commended print 2.5 points.

    The Ken Looker Memorial Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Section 1.

    The Stewart Hall Trophy will be awarded to the winner of Section 2.

     

    3 Each member may enter up to three prints in any one section of every league competition.

     

    4 A print which has gained an award for first, second or third place may not be entered again in subsequent league competitions. Other prints may be entered after the next monthly competition has taken place and if placed may score points.

     

    5 Prints entered in a section where there are fewer than five entries will not be awarded stickers but will receive two and a half points.

     

    6 No print may be entered more than twice in Monthly Competitions.

     

    7 Members who are in the Beginners/Intermediate Section (2) can elect themselves into the Advanced Section (1) if announced at the beginning of the club year to the Print Secretary.

     

    8 The committee has the right to promote members from the Beginners/Intermediate Section (2) to the Advanced Section (1). Decisions will be announced at the AGM.

  • GEORGE WORLEY TROPHY

    The subjects are Landscape or Seascape or Skyscape, or in any combination, taken within the British Isles and adjacent waters.

     

    The objective of this competition is to encourage those members who have not gained a major trophy in the current club year or the preceding two years.

     

    The relevant trophies are the Tom Belcher, Dreghorn, Stewart Hall, Ken Looker or Empson trophies.

     

    Entrants may submit prints, none of which may have been previously entered in this competition. These will be judged individually.

  • LAND, SEA, SKYSCAPE CUP (Barry and Alison Haines Trophy)

    The subject is landscape or seascape or skyscape or in any combination, and which may have been taken worldwide.

     

    Each member may submit prints which must not have been entered previously in this competition.

     

    The prints will be judged individually.

  • DREGHORN TROPHY

    A maximum of three prints may be entered for this competition.

     

    Prints must not have been entered for a previous Dreghorn Trophy.

     

    Each print will be judged individually and will receive marks up to a maximum of 10.

     

    The winning entry shall be that which scores the highest total points.

  • RECORD TROPHY

    The subject for this competition will be on a "Set Subject" theme, which will be changed every year.

     

    Primarily not a pictorial competition, the objective will be to produce the best "technical record" of an inanimate subject photographed to show detail, form and texture.

  • GILLESPIE TROPHY

    The subject for this trophy is Table Top or Still Life or Close-Up or in any combination.

     

    Each member may submit prints which will be judged individually and which must not have been entered in a previous Gillespie Trophy competition.

  • PORTRAIT CUP

    Each member may submit prints which will be judged individually and which must not have been entered in a previous Portrait Cup competition.

  • MONO PRINT COMPETITION - Alan Bell Trophy

    Each member may submit prints which will be judged individually and which must not have been entered in a previous Mono Print (Alan Bell Trophy) competition.

     

    A black and white image which has been modified by the addition of a single tone to the entire image is defined as a Monochrome Print.

  • 'APERTURE' KNOCKOUT TROPHY

    Two prints must be submitted which must not have been entered in any BDPC competition prior to the current club year.

     

    The two prints, which need not be related, will be judged sequentially versus another competitor's two prints.

     

    The prints will be judged individually and the higher rated pair will win.

  • EMPSON TROPHY ( Panel of three prints)

    Each member may submit one or two panels of three prints.

     

    The aim is to display three prints with a common theme, eg. a related subject or a sequence.

     

    The three prints will be displayed simultaneously.

     

    The rear of the mount should indicate left-centre-right as appropriate.

     

    Prints which have previously been awarded a place sticker may not be entered in this competition.

     

    Prints previously entered in this competition that did not get awarded a place sticker may be entered one more time.

     

    The judge will be invited to select the best panel and the trophy will be awarded to the winner.

  • PRINT OF THE YEAR COMPETITION

    Prints awarded "stickers" in the current club year are eligible.

     

    Each member may submit a maximum of three prints.

     

    In the event of non-availability of the original print, a true copy certified and signed by the Print Secretary will be eligible.

     

    The Tom Belcher Trophy will be awarded for the print placed first.

(March 2013)

PRINT COMPETITION RULES