Competition/Subject Definitions

Castle Cameras Cup

For all competitions, the original image submitted must have been taken using the photographic process (either digitally or on film) and all elements must be the sole copyright of the photographer.

INTERNAL COMPETITIONS

 

PLEASE NOTE:

·     No image may be entered more than once in any form in the Castle Cameras Cup (all three rounds), Digital Drain Trophy and John Diffey Trophy.

 

Print

·     No print mounts may exceed 50cm x 40cm otherwise they will be excluded from judging.

·     Titles and photographer's name must be written on the back top left of prints otherwise they will be excluded from judging.

 

Castle Cameras Cup (Mounted)

Three rounds of print. In each round, two prints may be entered in the set subject section and one print in the open section (three prints in total). All entries to count.

 

N.R. Green Shield - Print of the Year (Mounted)

Two prints selected by yourself from the current year's competition entries may be entered. Winner decided on the night by the judge.

 

Ken Thomas Trophy

Awarded to the member who achieves the highest non winning score in the Castle Cameras Cup and who has not previously won this cup and has not won a League Trophy in the last 10 years.

 

Stella Casserley Cup (Mounted and/or Unmounted Prints)

All members form a ladies or a gents team. Each team submits thirty prints with each person entering having at least one print selected.

 

Projected Digital Image (PDI)

·     Maximum size 1400 pixels (width) x 1050 pixels (height). Images must be submitted in JPG format.

 

Digital Drain Trophy

Two digital images may be entered in each section (set subject and open) – four images in total. Winner being the person obtaining the highest total score.

 

John Diffey Trophy

Two set subjects and an open section. One digital image may be entered for each set subject as well as two images in the open section (four images in total). All entries to count with the winner being the person obtaining the highest total score over the four sections.

 

Durrette Cup - PDI of the Year

Two digital images from the current year's PDI competitions (excluding the PIDDI Cup) may be entered. Winner decided on the night by the judge.

 

PIDDI Cup (Development Group)

Three rounds held at the Development Group meetings. Three digital images may be entered in each round. All entries to count with the winner being the person obtaining the highest total score over the three rounds.

 

Clark Trophy (Development Group Image of the Year)

Three digital images from the current year's PIDDI Cup competitions (Development Group) may be entered.

 

General

Jack Adamson Trophy

Awarded on the first meeting of each calendar year for outstanding contribution to the club.

 

Brian Wadie Close Up and Macro Trophy

A personal choice by Brian Wadie of the Close Up/Macro print or PDI image that most pleases him during the current year.

 

Fun

Knock Out Competition

A fun competition involving all members. Members bring a maximum of four prints along on the night and all the members vote on the prints in pairs. The winning prints proceed through to the next round until there is a winner.

 

 


 

EXTERNAL COMPETITIONS

SAPA stands for the Stour and Avon Photographic Association and is an affiliation of camera clubs in the local area. SCPF stands for the Southern Counties Photographic Federation and is an affiliation of camera clubs in Hampshire, West Sussex, Wiltshire, Surrey and Dorset.

For SAPA and SCPF competitions, entries must not have been entered in previous SAPA or SCPF competitions.

 

SAPA League Battle

Twelve print and twelve PDIs are chosen by the club selection panel for entries in the SAPA League Battles (there is a maximum of two prints and two PDIs per photographer). Members are asked to bring entries in for selection in September for competing in the current years’ battle. There are two initial rounds in the SAPA League Battle, one at home and one away. The winning club in the print section and the winning club in the PDI section proceed through to the SAPA League Battle finals.

 

SAPA All vs All Print Competition

Six prints will be selected by the club selection panel from the current SAPA League Battle entries (see above). There is a maximum of one print per photographer. These will be used as the club entries in the SAPA All vs All Print competition where the club competes against all the other SAPA clubs. The winner will be the club with the highest total score.

 

SAPA All vs All Digital Competition

Eight projected digital images (PDIs) will be selected by the club selection panel from the images submitted for the PDI competitions. There is a maximum of two PDIs per photographer. These will be used as the club entries in the SAPA All vs All Digital competition where the club competes against all the other SAPA clubs. The winner will be the club with the highest total score.

 

SAPA Print and PDI of the Year

Two prints and two PDIs will be chosen by the club selection panel from the SAPA League Battle entries for participation in the SAPA Print and PDI of the year. There is a maximum of one print and one PDI per photographer.

 

SCPF Print League

Eight prints will be chosen by the club selection panel for entries in the SCPF Print League. There is a maximum of two prints per photographer. There are at least 6 clubs in each league and all the images get judged at each club. The position scores are added up for each club fixture (7 for a win, 6 for second etc) to give the league winner.

 

SCPF PDI League

Eight PDIs will be chosen by the club selection panel for entries in the SCPF PDI League. There is a maximum of two PDIs per photographer. There are at least 6 clubs in each league and all the images get judged at each club. The position scores are added up for each club fixture (7 for a win, 6 for second etc) to give the league winner.

 

 

 

 

COMPETITION DEFINITIONS FOR 2017/18

 

John Diffey

 

Sport:

Any sport that uses an area, arena or stadium and can also include the use of a ball or other equipment.

All in a Row:

An image that creates repetition of lines, shape or form of a number of subjects (row of bottles).

 

 

Castle Cameras

 

Street Scene:

Photograph of street scene that may include or not include people as the main subject

Patterns:

Shape of forms or objects that create a pattern. Can be symmetrical or ad hoc.

Landscape/Seascape:

Image of land or sea that gives a foreground, mid and background.

 

 

Digital Drain

 

A One Word Title beginning with the letter B:

Describing the subject you have taken e.g. boxing, bluebells, buzzard.