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.

    Level Criteria and point system

    LEVELS
    • Level 1 – 2: 15 points
    • Level 2 – 3: 30 points
    • Level 3 – 4: 45 points 
    • Level 4 – 5: 190 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

    No more than two images per competition
    Jpeg format

    Minimum horizontal size of 1400 pixels
    Minimum vertical size of 1050 pixels

    Maximum horizontal size of 2400 pixels
    Maximum vertical size of 2050 pixels

    Maximum File size of 1.8MB

    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

    Changing Image File Size

    Changing image file size does not change your dimensions but rather the file size of the image. You can try resizing the image to reduce the file size or compress the data with the steps below.

    • Go to https://www.img2go.com/compress-image
    • Upload your file to the image compressor. It can be an image, document or even a video.
    • Select the JPG image format from the drop-down list.
    • Choose the quality you want your image to be saved in.
    • Click on “Start” to start the compression process.

     

    Judging

    The Calgary Camera Club encourages members of all skill levels to enter our competitions. Judging critiques are meant to enhance a member’s knowledge and expertise in the art. Judges will do an evaluation and provide feedback on how a member might improve on an image’s impact.

    Two judges from the club membership, with wide experience and knowledge of all aspects of photography, and one external judge will review the entries. External judges may be resourced from CAPA or may be a photographer with expertise on a topic related to the competition category, for example a guest presenter to the club.

     

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