For our next club meeting on Thursday 2nd November we have our second Open competition of this season. the judge for the evening will be Nick Ackers. If you haven’t done so already please send me 2 digital images to firstname.lastname@example.org by close of business Tuesday evening. This will give me chance to prepare the competition in time for the Thursday evening. Details of the image preparation can be found on our web at the above link. Every effort will be made by the competition team to ensure that member’s images will be displayed as accurately as possible ensuring that the NPG projector has been calibrated and will display your images to the correct calibration. Experience has shown that on occasions the odd member has noticed variations with the displayed image against how they see them on their own monitors. If a difference occurs then it may be due to the calibration or brightness settings of the members monitor and not the NPG Projector. Because of the time involved in uploading and processing images for digital display competitions, any images received that do not comply with the following instructions will be immediately rejected. This is predefined within the software. If your image is rejected, we will make every effort to advise you of the reason(s) for the rejection subject to any time restraints. Digital images for internal competitions should be 1024 x 768 pixels @ 72dpi saved as a jpeg format with an SRGB profile for a landscape orientation. If the photograph is to be portrait them the height should not exceed 768 pixels and the width will adjust itself. The file should be saved with your photograph title. Each member can submit up to two images. There is also a detailed breakdown of how to prepare prints on our web site.
A standard mount size of 50cm x 40cm has been set by the East Anglian Federation and prints submitted to any inter-club competitions and exhibitions must adhere to this. At NPG we have also adopted this size ruling for our Annual Open Exhibition and all internal competitions. Remember that the actual print size can be anything that will fit within this mount, typically from A4 size upwards to A3+. Again for the competition you can enter up to 2 prints.
The results of the last competition are here . Don’t forget the competition is only part of the reason for showing your work. You get the opportunity to have it discussed by an independent judge in a friendly enviroment. On top of that as a club we get to see some excellent work which can then be used for external competitions.