The Societies' Monthly Image Competition is a 'must' for all our members. There are 29 categories that cover all aspects of photography and it is judged by some of the most esteemed Fellow, Master and Grand Master photographers in the UK and across the world. All entries which gain the coveted 'Gold' award are put forward to our annual judging and, if deemed to be the best, can gain their maker a prestigious 'Photographer of the Year' Award within its category at our annual Awards Presentation Evening .
Gold: Excellent use of imagination, skill and technique in most areas.
Awards will go forward to the annual judging and are deemed to be images of the
highest standard and will be published in Professional Imagemaker.
Highly Commended: Good saleable work exhibiting above average skill and technique in most areas. These images will be reviewed at the end of each year by a panel of judges and have the potential of being reclassified as Gold.
No Award: Images which are EITHER a) Good saleable work consistent with standard professional practice in most applicable elements or b) images needing improvement in skill and technique in most applicable elements.
Disqualified: These images have not adhered to the competition rules or category definitions.
To upload your competition entries, follow these simple instructions:
Firstly, once your image is ready to be uploaded to the competition. Take the image in to Photoshop and set the image size to 2,000 pixels on the longest side.
Then use the 'Save for Web & Devices'
Setting should be:
This will strip the exif data out of this image to avoid an error message.
Remember to name your image:
e.g. Colin_Jones_landscape_August _Wales_2019_00001.jpg
Click the link 'Upload file'
Select the Album (Category) you wish to enter.
Browse your computer for the image.
Leave ALL other fields empty.
Click upload file.
The image will then be approved by our staff; please bear in mind this may take up to 48 hours with longer delays over the weekends.
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