GENERAL GROUP Members
Nothing will change if you are in the General group you can carry on entering as you have always done, using PhotoEntry. All competitions and required Creative evenings are setup for September to December 2020 on PhotoEntry as shown below.
ADVANCED GROUP Members
It would appear that SCPF and other photographic groups are advising judges to look more widely at genres in photography because it is felt there is a preponderance of Nature and Wildlife images gaining awards at the possible disadvantage of other genres.
To cater for this likely change the committee have worked on the following setup which we shall adopt from our first Open competition to be held on September 23rd.
THESE CHANGES WILL MAKE NO DIFFERENCE TO JUDGING - JUDGES WILL NOT EVEN BE AWARE OF HOW WE ARE REVIEWING SCORES WITHIN GENRES AND THEY WILL SIMPLY BE ASKED TO CHOOSE A WINNER AND SCORE EACH IMAGE AS BEFORE.
Advanced Group Members will be asked to nominate a genre(category) that they wish to enter the particular image under.
The list of 8 genres(categories) as shown in the table below.
There is just one additional field to fill in (Entry Reference) when entering your image and it is shown below.
Please enter the Category Number from 1 to 8 and if it is a Mono image please enter a "M" after the number.
So if you are entering a Portrait of someone - that falls in Category 3. Therefore if it is a colour Portrait enter just 3 in the Entry Reference, if it is Mono please enter 3M.
WHY ARE WE DOING THIS?
As explained above Photographic Societies are trying to direct judges towards being more receptive to all genres of photography and whilst our judges will judge our competitions EXACTLY AS BEFORE, this system allows the Club to acknowledge photographers of all genres because all scores will be analysed by genre to enable trophies to be awarded across a wide range of photography at the end of the year (AGM).
A list of these awards and how they will be decided is shown below.
The new categories will mean that currently we do not have enough awards and will have to buy about 12 new trophies. I have researched what is available and have found some very respectable glass block trophies that can be engraved for approximately £15 each. Now there may be members who wish to sponsor one of these trophies for a particular award (the awards are shown below). If you feel that you would like to do that please let me know and I will keep in touch with you when we begin to make this purchase.
The committee have agreed that cups can be purchased with club funds for any trophies that are not sponsored.
The table below shows last year’s trophy list