A Guide to the SLPS Panel Competition 2018
This is a unique competition whereby members are invited to enter any or all of the 4 sections (Colour Print, Monochrome Print, Colour PDI and Monochrome PDI) and may put 2 entries into each section. The images are on a theme of your choosing. Well that is the easy part, when considering the images to use in a panel there are many other factors to consider when making a successful panel.
- All the images must connect to each other by the chosen theme, although you should try to ensure that each image is significantly different. The theme may convey a story to the viewer or be self-explanatory. That said it would be helpful to give your panel a title.
- A print panel must be made up of THREE images. It should be on a single 50 cm x 40 cm mount. This can mean three images mounted in separate windows or stuck on areas on the mount, or 3 images printed on to one piece of paper and mounted, flush or windowed.
So in a successful panel, the three images should blend together as if when viewed they were one harmonious image.
You should decide on the best layout for your images to be viewed, this is your choice and will enhance your panel if you get it right. Where possible with images of people it is always best for these images to look in to the centre of the panel. Panels can be 3 images in one line or any combination using two or three rows
It should be pointed out that for those creative workers there are advantages to using your skills in the PDI sections where the 3 images can be created in different shapes etc. For example 3 images made up like a jigsaw. This is where you can use your creativity to your advantage.
Do please look at Dianne Owen’s Triptychs Gallery to illustrate what we are trying to say!!!
Panel Competition Rules
TO AVOID ERRORS PLEASE READ INFORMATION
Prints Panels will be 3 images of any size less than 50 cm x 40 cm, but with a mount size of 50 cm x 40 cm
Information required on the back of each panel print
Membership number only, not your name, plus Section and Panel Title
All digital panel files must include the details requested on the entry form, and in the correct format.
The naming protocol for your PDIs will be: Member Number _ Section Number _Title eg 99_1_Red Balloons_1
Any images previously entered into a FAB4 Competition are not eligible. The same image cannot be used in subsequent panels, i.e. changing from Colour to Mono or Print to PDI
Each panel entry must be accompanied by a digital file of the complete panel (not individual images) size 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high and in the sRGB colour space
All panels must be accompanied by a completed entry form and the digital file and sent to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject being SLPS Panel Competition Member Number and Member Name.
Digital File of Panels
Each panel is required as a digital file. The panel file should be 1600 x 1200 pixels and in the sRGB colour space, please note a vertical panel should be no larger than 1200 pixels high and in the sRGB colour space. Name your files as per the entry form.
The digital file must be of the complete panel and not the individual component images
If you are unsure of the rules, please seek clarification before completing your entry form.