2018 SLPS Panel Competition Guide and Rules and Entry form (revised Feb 2019)


**Note to members November 2020**

Members, please note that while we are running this competition virtually there will be no requirement to submit an entry form and we won’t be accepting prints.

Members may submit  a max of 2 colour PDI and 2 mono PDI 

The file naming protocol will be the same as that for the Monthly Competitions  –   Your name_Title_DC (for colour panels)       Your name_Title_DM (for mono panels) Note, the underscore connects the name, title etc.




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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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.



Panel Competition Rules


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 slpscomps@gmail.com 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.


Click HERE to download the PDF document you will need for entering the Panel Competition