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Friday, March 13, 2015

Digital Projected Image Competitions


Digital Files

Members may enter a total of four images into a monthly competition with a maximum of two images in any one category and a maximum of two images in any one medium. Categories are defined below. Media are defined as Digital/Projected and Print.

In both Nature Projected Images and Journalism Projected Images, an Image Sequence is allowed.  An Image Sequence is several images that should be treated as a single image and viewed in a specific order. There is a maximum of four images to an Image Sequence.  An image sequence must be submitted in a special way which you can learn about here.   An image sequence is considered a single image.

Any image may be resubmitted ONE time, provided it did not place in competition the first time submitted. Place is defined as 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or Honorable Mention.

All images must be .jpg files and must fit within a 1600 wide x 1200 tall pixel matrix. That means the maximum is 1600 on the long side for a Landscape orientation and 1200 on the long side for a portrait orientation. (Perhaps the easiest way to have your LANDSCAPE orientation image at the maximum resolution of 1600x1200 is to use the crop tool in Lightroom and set it at 4:3.  Then crop your image to your liking, and export it with 1600 on the long side and it should come out perfect.  For PORTRAIT orientation, you would have to set 1200 on the long side and then you could use any shape including a square and it should come out okay).

When converting to jpg from another format (RAW or TIFF, for example),  the resolution looks best if set between 100 and 138 pixels per inch for projecting.  Higher densities look better for printing, but worse for projecting images.

Colors look the best when the digital images submitted use sRGB color space. If your photo editor gives you this option (as does Photoshop), please select this color space for your digital submissions. If your photo editor does not have that option, then you will have to submit your images in the default color space of your editor.

The Image Uploading Instructions and Upload Tutorial (this is a large document and may take a few minutes to download) can be downloaded in PDF format.

Digital Entry Deadline:  5pm on the Saturday before a competition (see the calendar).

Digital Categories

The Club Calendar shows the categories for each competition. The Digital categories include the following:

Examples for each competition category: Color, Monochrome, Photo-Journalism, Creative, Nature, Travel 

Digital Competition Levels

We have two competition levels in Color/Pictorial, Photo-Journalism, Creative, Nature, and Travel:  Advanced (A) and Basic (B).  All new members will start in level B.    

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