Competition Rules

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    Competition Categories

    Five different skill levels are recognized in the club. Members new to photography will start in CCC_Level1 and progress through the different levels based on the points and criteria set out in the table below. Members new to the club, but experienced in photography are encouraged to submit 10 digital photographs to the competition chair. Submitted photographs will be evaluated based on the criteria set out below and new members invited to start competition participation in a level matching the skills exhibited in their submitted photographs.

    This year our competitions are based on the speakers and workshops planned for the year.

    New Level Criteria and Point System

    LEVELS
    • Level 1 – 2: 15 points
    • Level 2 – 3: 30 points
    • Level 3 – 4: 45 points 
    • Level 4 – 5: 100 points (this elite level will open after 5 club members meet requirements) 
     
    POINTS
    • 1 point for Acceptance
    • 2 points for Honorable mention
    • 3 points for a win

    Submission Guidelines

    A member is allowed to submit no more than two digital photos to any competition.
    An image entered into one club competition cannot be entered again into another club competition.
    Images submitted to a competition must be owned and made by the member who submits the digital photos.
    Images depicting frontal nudity, pornography, or unacceptable violence are not allowed.
    The Board of Directors has the right to refuse an image on an exception basis if any of the above rules are not followed. In the event of a refusal, the submitting member will be informed with an explanation and will be allowed to submit another image to the competition.

    All submissions must be:

    • no more than two images per competition
    • in jpeg format of maximum image quality
    • maximum horizontal size of 1400 pixels
    • maximum vertical size of 1050 pixels
    • maximum file size of 1.8 MB
    • converted to the sRGB colour space
    • email your images as attachments to competition@calgarycameraclub.ca

    File Naming Convention

    Name your files in the following format;

    [CCC COMPETITION LEVEL]_[PHOTO NUMBER]_[CCC MEMBERSHIP NUMBER]

    Where:
    [CCC_COMPETITION_LEVEL] = the level in which you are participating; either 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5. Again, a SINGLE digit number.
    [PHOTO_NUMBER] = 1 or 2. Again, a SINGLE digit number
    [CCC_MEMBERSHIP_NUMBER] = must be a THREE DIGIT number, e.g. “ 051” for member 51

    Example: 4_2_999.Jpeg

     

    Judging

    A person(s) from the club members can volunteer to organize the competition for a club year. This person(s), however, is not allowed to judge them to ensure the process is as unbiased as possible.

    In addition, the person(s) must submit the combined scores and results to the judges for verification.

    Each competition has 4 segments: Submission, Judging, Critiquing and Announcement of the Results, and Progress Updates.

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