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Competition Rules

Print and Projected Image Competitions

1. There will be 9 Competitions per year, 3 Print and 6 Projected Image Competitions during the season.
2. Themes for the competitions will be "picked out of a hat" by members of the LPC at the AGM. All points given to the entries will count towards Photographer of the Year.
3. The points will be cumulative over the season. Club trophies will be awarded to members scoring the highest number of points in each category at the end of the season.
4. All entries made in previous LPC competitions will be ineligible.

Other Competitions may be included 

A competition for the “Casolani Trophy” to be awarded for the best Audio-Visual sequence. The maximum length to be 10 minutes.

A Guide to Submitting Work in Club Competitions
  1. All submitted digital images must be sized to fit within 1920 width X 1200 height measured in pixels and must be in JPEG format and be SRGB. All images must be submitted by the announced closing date.

    2. Prints can be any size but must be mounted onto a backing board with a maximum size of      50  X 40cm.  Card frames are allowed but must not exceed 50 X 40cm. No other frames are     permitted.

    3. All digital images must be titled as Example: Foggy Day (Fred Bloggs)

    4. All prints must be titled on the back top left-hand corner using the same format as the example above.

    5. Each competition both digital and print shall consist of two categories and members may submit up to four images, two for each category.

    6. Open Colour: Any genre of photography is allowed.

    7. Colour definition: Any photograph that is not monochrome. This can include a monochrome photograph that has been partially toned or had colour added.

    8. Open Mono: Any genre of photography is allowed,

    9. Monochrome definition:  An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no colour (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one colour across the entire image. (For example, by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A grayscale or multi-coloured image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot colouring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a Colour Work.

  10. Themes: The themes will vary year on year and will be set before the competition season starts. The criteria will be explained within the club’s programme and website to provide an understanding of what is required for each theme.

  11. All images shall be scored out of 20 by a qualified judge.

  12. Each image must be 100% of the authors own work.

  13. Any image not deemed appropriate or that brings the club into disrepute shall be removed from the competition.







Definition of Photography for

Competition / Exhibition




Photography may be defined as imagery produced via the action of light on a sensor (be it light-sensitive film or a digital sensor) and that, for EAF Competition / Exhibition purposes, the original image or images must have been initiated and produced by the submitting author. If manipulation is undertaken, this also should be the work of the submitting author. It matters not whether the final image is printed on a light-sensitive material or via a printer, connected to a computer or otherwise. The copyright of all elements of a picture must be at the disposal of the submitting author.


  1.   Only paid-up members may submit work for the Annual  Exhibition.    


  2.  The closing date for entries, both prints and projected images, will be announced at club meetings well in advance.


  3.  All members entering work will be fairly represented in the exhibition subject to space limitations on the overall number displayed.


  4.  An outside judge will be invited to select the best colour print, the best monochrome print and the best-projected image in the Exhibition.

Updated August 2021

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