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Next Print Competition

Theme: "Abstract"

October 18, 2018

Theme: "Abstract"

May 17, 2018

Febuary 22 , 2018

Theme: "Blue Hour"


Competition Guidelines


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Competition Details

Location:  Check our Meetings page for location

Entry Time: 6:30 p.m.

Competition Begins: Promptly at 7:00 p.m.

Judge:  Will be announced at time of competition

Questions?  Click here to send an email

Entry Instructions

Bring your prints, properly matted (see Competition Rules below) to

the designated meeting location 6:30 p.m. on the date of the

meeting. Create a suitable title for each print. We will have

labels available or you may fill out your labels in advance. The label

form can be downloaded here. The guidelines for labeling photos are

given below. Be sure to follow the Competition Rules on entering.

Place your prints in the category that best fits the description given.

Competition Rules

1. Fee per entry: EDCC members, $3.00 per entry; Non-EDCC

members, $6.00 per entry.

2. No limit to the number of photographs entered.

3. Photographs must be exposed by entrant within the last 24

4. Minimum size of photograph, 8”x10”; maximum size, 20” x 22”
except Alternative. No size limit in Alternative division.

5. Prints must be matted, in all white mats, maximum overall size
22 x 24”. No flush mounting. No frames, glass, or plastic covers.

6. Entries must be labeled to include entrant’s name, division,
category, and title. Label to be applied to back, upper right corner of
the mat. Labels are sent with the newsletter, are available from the
website or at the competition.

7. Photographs submitted in previous EDCC competitions are
not eligible. This includes photos entered into the Club's
Monthly Challenges.

8. Photos printed on exotic paper (metallic paper, parchment,
canvas, rice paper...) must be entered in the Alternative division
and still must be matted as detailed above.

Division Guidelines

Color: Any photo containing more than one color and that adhere to
the Post Processing Guidelines below. See Category list below.

Monochrome: Any photo with one color plus black and that adhere
to the Post Processing Guidelines below. See Category list below.

Theme: Each print competition will have a special theme division.
The theme will be announced in advance of the competition. Any
photo that fits the theme should be in this category. Photos in
this division are not limited by the Post Processing Guidelines below.

Alternative: Any photo that doesn't fit into the above divisions
should be placed into this division. See Category list below.

Post-Processing Guidelines

Color and Monochrome Divisions

Nature and Landscapes: Photographs of outdoor scenery. Landscapes,
seascapes, parks, farms...

People - Portraits or candid. People are the primary subject of the photograph...

Details and Macro - Close ups of any subject: Insects , flowers, jewelry, the
human eye...

Man-Made - transportation, architecture, cityscapes, machines, autos...

Animals - Portrait or candid. Animals are the primary subject of the photograph.

Events - Parades, gatherings, weddings, funerals, festivals, etc...

Sports - Photographs of people participating in a sport. Photographs should be
spontaneous. (not posed or staged)...

Open - Any photo that doesn't fit into one of the above categories.

Photos may be processed in the digital or traditional darkroom
using basic photographic techniques such as dodging, burning,
masking, spotting, toning, or sharpening. Adjustments may be
made for exposure, contrast, color, or saturation. Light healing
or cloning may be used to remove small distractions. Graduated
filters are acceptable. Heavily manipulated and/or composite
images (HDR, focus stacked, stitched panoramas...) should be
entered under the Alternative or Theme divisions.

Catagories for Color, Monochrome and Alternative Divisions









Color, Monochrome and Alternative
are broken down into the




Nature and Landscapes


Man Made




Details and Macro



Best of Show Color, Best of
Show Black & White and
Best of Show Alterative each receive
a $20 prize.

The “Theme” Winner receives a
$25 prize



Print Competition Guidelines


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