Burton upon Trent Photographic Society

Internal Competitions

Internal Competition Secretary: Steve Albutt

Email Internal Competition Secretary

Members Internal Competitions

The Internal competition comprises of 6 rounds, two of which are set subjects. An independent judge is assigned to each round. Each round of the competition will have 6 sections as follows: Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Prints, Beginners, Intermediate and Advanced Projected Digital Images (Pdi) Members can enter up to 3 images in each of the sections to which they are eligible. The judge will be asked to choose a first, second, third place and as many highly commended and commended as they wish in each of the sections. The placed images will have scores assigned for purposes of the league tables as follows: First = 20, Second = 19, Third = 18, Highly Commended = 16, Commended = 15 all other entries will be given 13 points. Only the top two scoring images from each author will be forwarded to the league table. A full copy of the rules is included in your programme or speak to the Internal Competition Secretary.
How to resize your image ready for Internal Competitions and Exhibition using Photoshop. (Advice about resizing using other software can be obtained from members in the club)
Open your image and on the Tool Bar click on Image, then on resize and choose Image size. Make sure the resample and constrain proportion box is ticked. Go to pixel dimension area and if image is landscape type 1600 in width box if image is portrait type 1200 in the height box, the other dimension will adjust automatically.
To convert to sRGB colour profile – go to Edit menu and select convert profile and follow the instructions to convert to sRGB. The file will now be the same colour profile as the projector. (This step is very important. If it is not done the projected image may display the wrong colours)
•Save your work as jpeg and under a new name.

PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGE (PDI) – How to present your images: All entries to be written to a memory stick, cd/dvd or email. Please use the following format:
Number (ie.1-3) Title (e.g. Great Sunset, A Cat, Trees) Section (i.e. B– beginner, I – intermediate, or A – advanced) Name

Format: 1 Great Sunset B My Name
Notation: 1 Great Sunset_B_My Name

Image size: This should be no greater than 1600 pixels landscape edge, 1200 pixels vertical edge. Square pictures are maximum 1200 pixels by 1200 pixels. The colour profile should be set to sRGB and saved as jpg file. Please make sure that the memory stick, cd or cover has your name on it so it can be returned to the correct owner.
Panel Competition - General Rules
Panel Competition – General Rules Up to 3 panels in each section may be entered, but in the event of any restriction on numbers shown entries should be listed in order of preference for each class on the entry form. Only one title per entry is required (work with more than one title will have only one read out on the evening). Titles to be given to the organiser before the competition (see programme for date). There will be no distinction between beginners, intermediate or advanced workers. A trophy will be awarded to the best set in each section and will be presented at the Presentation Evening Dinner. Section 1 – Set of 3 or 4 digital 3 images to fit in 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels using only one projector Section 2 – Set of 3 or 4 prints Prints to be marked with a presentation plan on the back of each print. Sets may be monochrome, colour or a mixture. Prints should be mounted on lightweight boards no larger than 50cm x 40cm
2019-2020 League Tables2019-2020 Evening Scoresheets

Round 1 - Open - 10th October

Round 2 - Open - 14th November

Round 3 - Monochrome - 12th December

Round 4 - Open - 16th January

Round  5 - Open - 20th February

Round 6 - It's All About the Light - 26th March

Burton Photographic Society is affiliated to the Photographic Alliance of Great Britain (PAGB)
through the Midland Counties Photographic Federation (MCPF)
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