Alec Balmer Competition Rules

The Alec Balmer Competition is for monochrome images which must have been taken within the last TWO years.  In 2021 this competition will be digital images only. We hope to return to prints in 2022.

Hand in 8 April 2021 – judging 6 May 2021

A maximum of six images per member.

Guide to preparing entries

The image size should be 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high. If one dimension is too big then reduce it to bring it into line with these dimensions. The actual size of your image may not be 1600 x 1200 but if it is a landscape make it 1600 pixels wide, the height should then be less than 1200 pixels. If your image is in portrait format make it 1200  pixels high, and your width should then be less than 16oo pixels. If it is a square format make your image 1200 pixels x 1200 pixels. Please submit the image file in sRGB at 72 DPI.

PDI File naming for this Alec Balmer competition is as follows :-

member number space image title

e.g.  34  The Shard

Remember the width should be 1600 pixels maximum and the height should be 1200 pixels maximum

See here for a resizing guide

** The Competition Secretary has the authority to remove any image deemed not to comply with these rules **


Please note the following is a guide to preparing your prints and does not apply to the 2021 entries

MOUNT SIZE: 50cm x 40cm only

PRINT SIZE: 50cm x 40cm maximum

Mount and Print Size