Competitions 2021/2022

Entering competitions during Covid 19

 

Whilst our meetings are on zoom, each member will be eligible to enter 2 DPI into Colour and 2 DPI into Mono

In order to enter a competition, you will be required to log into Photoentry where your submissions can be made.

If you have not been given an account please contact fpgcomps@outlook.com

Here is the link of the website to follow on how to use Photoentry

https://youtu.be/-n_VgTGYsng

Club Comp Scoring

 

If you enter any of the categories then you score 1 point in that category. You do not get 2 for entering 2 prints in one category.

Scoring in club competitions* is by members voting for their top 3 images by number which will be allocated by Comp Secretaries
(We do not know who did which print/image at the time of voting and we certainly don't vote for ourselves)

Votes are added up and the top 5 places in each category are worked out. There may be some joint placings due to equal scores.

Scores are allocated as follows  1st = 5 pts, 2nd = 4 pts, 3rd = 3 pts, 4th = 2pts, 5th = 1pt with points given for commended and highly commended

Final Checks - Image Quality and Rules 

Pre-Printing

  • Do my images reflect the Competition theme?

 

  • Are the images sharp?

 

  • Do the edges of my images cut off bits of people/objects? – not good

 

  • Are the horizontals and verticals correct?

 

  • Are there distracting elements in my images – especially light/white elements in the corners of the image? – not good

 

  • Do I need that much sky and/or foreground? Does it help or detract from the overall image?

 

  • Would a different crop produce a better/more pleasing image?

 

Post-Printing

 

  • Are my prints correctly mounted and labelled?

 

  • Are my DPIs correctly titled?

 

  • Will all my images be received before the competition deadline?

 

  • Have all my images been taken in the last 3 years?

 

  • Have any of my images previously been placed in a club competition (for League Competition only)?