Monthly Competition Rules


Monthly Competitions

We have four sections. Colour Prints, Mono Prints, Colour DPI and Mono DPI

Members may enter one image in each section.

All monthly scores will count towards the Photographer of the Year award in each section.

Please note entries should be handed in on the submission date, not on the judging night.

DPI (Digitally Projected Images) entries, and DPI copies of your Print entries should be submitted in JPG format, with a maximum pixel size of 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high with a resolution of 72 dpi with a sRGB colour space for projection, by email to, or on a CD/DVD/Memory Stick, ONLY if you don’t have internet access.

Print Mount Size Must Only be 30cm x 25cm Prints: Any size up to a maximum 30cm x 25cm

DIGITAL IMAGE SIZE: 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high maximum at 72 dpi. No side should be longer than these numbers but can be shorter, as in the case of the portrait format or a letter box/panorama style.

If your image is 1600 pixels wide but less than 1200 pixels high, don’t try to make it 1200 pixels high, as this will distort your image. Conversely, if your image is 1200 pixels high and less than 1600 pixels wide don’t try to make it 1600 pixels wide.

Prints Must Show

Month and Year, Competition Title and Subject, Membership Number, Section and Image Title in the top left hand corner on the reverse of your print. This enables the print to be displayed the right way up. DO NOT PUT YOUR NAME ON IT.

For Example;

November 2015

Monthly Competition Subject: ‘Doing it Right’

Member: 13

Section: Colour Print

Print Title: ‘This is the Way to do it’


Make sure that if you are using a backing board to a windowed mount that you make sure it is securely affixed. Make sure that there is no adhesive on the back or the front as this will damage other prints and you may be disqualified.

To enable the efficient processing of images for our monthly competitions it is essential that all digital files be named correctly, so that the entrant’s details are contained within the file name. They should also be saved as jpg images.

The information required to be used is as follows;

For your entries to be input into the Dicentra software please name your digital images as follows;

My Name space Picture Title space CP

Where the first half is the name of the entrant and the second half is the title of the image, the CP would mean Colour Print section, MP would be Mono Print section, DC would be Digital Colour section & DM would mean Digital Mono section. The underscore signs are used as separators for the projection software.

Examples. Tom Jones_Millenium Wheel_CP,  John Dow_Media City_MP, Alan Smith_River View_DC,

Tom Brown_Mountain View_DM

It is important to use upper and lower case text as examples used above to name image files.

If you are unsure or having difficulties please ask for guidance.


Please note that the general competitions rules apply as published  on the club website.