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Rules

General Rules

(1) Members must date all entries with the club year in which it is 1st entered e.g. 2018/19.
(2) All work thus dated may be used freely for all competitions in that year only and must not be shown in subsequent years. Work does not need to be newly produced. Old work is acceptable provided that it has not been entered into competitions in previous years.
(3) All prints to be mounted minimum size 10" x 8" (25cm x 20cm) maximum of 20" x 16" (50cm x 40cm). The only exception is the Myall Natural History Trophy where the print maximum size is A4 and the maximum mount size is 12" x16" (30cm x 40cm).
(4) All print entries must be clearly marked with the club label, entrant’s name, title, relevant year and the category to which they are submitted. (Pre-formatted labels can be downloaded and printed from the website).
(5) Once a piece of work has been submitted, it must retain its title for any competition during the year and should only be used in one quarterly plus the Annual and/or Myall competition.
(6) Any work submitted during the year can be called upon for entry to inter-club competitions. Digital images submitted will be stored on the club laptop.
(7) No print used in a previous quarterly can be entered again as a digital image or vice-versa.
(8) Digital images to be sized up to 1024 pixels wide and 768 pixels high, resolution 72 dpi and SRGB colour space. Then saved as JPEG.
(9) The file name should be numbered consecutively in a 2 digit format - 01, 02 etc, followed by the underscore character, followed by the image title. For example; 01_Brilliant Sunset.jpeg 02_Beautiful Orchid.jpeg
(10) When entering Quarterly competitions your ‘THEMED’ entry must be named and sequenced as the first image, the file number prefix ALWAYS being ‘01_’
(11) When entering digital images in the ‘OPEN’ section of any Quarterly competition entries must be named and sequenced as the second / third images, their file number prefix ALWAYS being ‘02_’ and ‘03_’
(12) If providing them on either a pen drive or a CD please put them all into an individual folder bearing the author's name.
(13) Digital entries to be handed or emailed to the clubs competition secretary, along with any print entry titles AT LEAST two weeks before the competition date, as should all print titles.

Quarterly Competition Rules.

These competitions will be judged on a points basis with the author’s name read out after marking. Each submission will be marked out of a maximum of 10. The total amount of marks over the year will determine the winner of each section (‘THEMED’ & ‘OPEN’) who will both receive a trophy and certificates will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places.

• ‘OPEN’ Section
o Two entries per quarter.
o Entries can be either Prints, Digitals or a Combination of each.
o Unless specified in the programme entries can be of any subject and/or genre.
o Unless specified in the programme prints / digital images can be either colour or monochrome (an image in Black & White or in varying tones of one colour)
o One quarterly each year will be limited to monochrome entries in order to provide the competitions secretary with sufficient images to support our inter-club battles and the like where on occasion entries are restricted to monochrome only. PLEASE check the programme each year to ensure that you are aware of which quarterly print competition is monochrome only.
o Monochrome entries must comply fully with the definition of "Monochrome" as defined by PAGB.

• ‘THEMED’ Section
o One entry per quarter
o Entries must all interpret the "Theme" for the quarter, as defined in the programme and announced at the AGM each year.

o From 2018/19 onwards the themes for the following year will be picked from members suggestions collected at the AGM and announced shortly afterwards. This means that members will have almost a full year to think about and plan their entries in the future.

Themed Competition – Winners Shield (Donated to the club in 2018 by Paul Colella & Kevin Osborne)
To be awarded to the member who gets the highest overall aggregate score in the ‘THEMED’ section of the Quarterlies (to be held in their keeping for one year).

Open Competition – Winners Shield (Donated to the club in 2018 by Michael Ottaway & Trevor Fiddy)
To be awarded to the member who gets the highest overall aggregate score in the ‘OPEN’ section of the Quarterlies (to be held in their keeping for one year).

John & Mary Bellenie Trophy (Donated in 2009 by Mary Bellenie)
To be awarded to the clubs ‘Photographer of the Year’, that being the member who gets the highest overall aggregate score in both sections of the Quarterlies (‘THEMED’ & ‘OPEN’ section scores combined) (to be held in their keeping for one year).

Zelley Shield (Donated in 1987 by Zelley's Jewellers, North Walsham)
To be awarded to the winner of the Annual Colour Prints Competition. (to be held in their keeping for one year). Members can enter 1 print only.

The DPI Cup
To be awarded to the winner of the Annual Digital Image Competition. (to be held in their keeping for one year). Members can enter 1 image only.

Jolyn Trophy (Donated 1995 by John & Olive Nottingham. Ex Ilford B&W staff photographer).
To be awarded to the winner of the Annual Monochrome Print Competition. (to be held in their keeping for one year). Members can enter 1 print only. Entries must comply fully with the definition of "Monochrome" as defined by PAGB (see the website for full details).

Myall Trophy (Donated in 1994 by Dennis Myall)
This is an annual competition for the submission of nature / natural history prints for which the best image is selected by an independent judge and the winner awarded the above trophy to keep for one year. This will be marked 1st, 2nd and 3rd plus commendations. A Maximum of three prints are allowed per entrant.
Prints must be A4 or smaller. Note; Images larger than A4 will be disqualified!
Mounts must be 12" x16" (30cm x 40cm) or smaller. Note; Entries in larger mounts will be disqualified!
Entries must depict Natural History of the British Isles only that is flora and fauna in its natural environment. Entries must comply fully with the definition of "Nature/Natural History" as defined by PAGB. To view their full definition please refer to the website.

The Hardy Cup (Donated in 2014 by Jim Hardy)
Awarded to the author of the winning print voted for by the public attending the Annual Exhibition of Members Work. (The ‘Peoples Choice’).