To enter competitions you must be a club member and have paid your subscription for the current year. If you are unable to see the entry panel below then you probably are not logged in. Login using the link at the top of this page.
Please make your submission in the relevant section below, you may enter a maximum of one entry in the competition which may be either a print or a projected image. An entry is EITHER a single image OR a panel. The deadline for entry is midnight on Sunday 13th January 2019.
Select whether you are entering a print or a projected image and also select whether you want it appraised in ‘level 1’ at ‘level 2’. It is entirely your choice as to which level to have it appraised. Level 1 is designed for those who feel proficient in the style of image that they have submitted and the judge will be asked to judge it accordingly. Level 2 is designed for those who are new to photography or trying out a new style and wish for the commentator to take that into consideration.
The file must be in .jpg format and smaller than 1920 x 1080 pixels and 2 MB to be uploaded, see below if you need help reducing your image size. If the filesize is too big reduce the quality setting slightly. The image must also be at least 900 pixels on the longest dimension. Your entry also requires a title. If you do not wish to give your image a title then write ‘untitled’ in the title field.
It is a condition of entry that your image may be displayed on the club website at any resolution up to the full resolution submitted and for an unlimited duration, including after your membership has ceased. If this is not acceptable then do not enter the competitions as it may not be possible to fully remove your images from the club database or prevent their display, and possible download, from the club website.
If you have any problems with entering images please first read the rules (click here) then look at the help page (click here) and if that doesn’t help please email the competitions team firstname.lastname@example.org
If you wish to enter a panel or sequence please e-mail the competitions team email@example.com and arrange to send your images to them before midnight on Friday 11th January.
You can only upload JPEG images. So no TIFFs, BMPs or RAW files please. We will not be able to project them.
The Club’s projector has been set up to the 1080p standard (1920px x 1080px) at about 2.1 Megapixels. This is a 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio and therefore is not the normal photographic 35mm ratio of 3:2. Your images can be any ratio you wish but should not exceed 1920 pixels horizontally by 1080 pixels vertically (Note: This does not mean 1920 pixels vertically.).
In Photoshop several stages need to be completed and much more thought is required to get this right.
In the case of this widescreen shape image the full width of 1920 pixels can be set while the height is within 1080 pixels so this will be fine. It is rarely the case that images will be 1920 pixels across the long edge however as images taken on digital cameras tend not to be long and thin like this.
In the second image which is a portrait, the maximum height of 1080 pixels is set keeping the width within 1920 pixels.
However in this landscape shape image “Ford & Concorde”, setting 1920 on the long edge would result in a height above 1080 pixels, so in this case 1080 pixels is entered as the height.
2. Save for web
The Save for web dialogue box enables a single step for saving sRGB, JPEG and choose compression level – I use 80% for competitions.