Competition Rules and Guidelines
The Mayslake Photography and Nature Study Club usually holds image competitions four times a year, once each quarter. The Club year runs from May thru April. Competitions are coordinated by the Competition Chairperson who can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The Club’s competitions have a two-fold purpose: to increase members’ knowledge of nature by observing and recording things they have found, and to increase members’ photographic skills. The ideal nature image shows a signiﬁcant aspect of natural history combined with good photography.
It is assumed that images or prints submitted for Competition can be selected for use in the CACCA Inter-Club and PSA Competitions unless the maker excludes them by notifying the Competition Chairperson, CACCA or PSA representatives.
See below for further specific information and guidelines.
“Competing with other photographers helps you gauge your skill progress and understand how you can improve your images, both artistically and technically. Because competition forces you to look at images more critically … to better see those issues that otherwise would seem relatively unimportant. Regular participation in competition trains your eye to see these small details and also contributes to your knowledge of how to correct them. Judge’s comments and group discussion during the critique of images can provide specific constructive criticism to help you not only identify areas for improvement but also understand what you can do take your photography to the next level.”Fred Dury Past President, MNSPC
Click on the above links to read detailed guidelines on competition categories, classes, image content, paperwork, judging, honors and qualifying for external competitions. The image identification card are to be filled out prior to competitions and handed to the competition chair to record scoring data and present any additional image information. Fill out the print labels and tape or glue to the top left on the back of submitted prints.
The above links provide you with some suggestions for preparing images for competition for prints and digital images. Instructions are provided for preparing digital files using both Photoshop and Lightroom.
Images that receive competition honors that the image maker would like displayed on the MNSPC Flickr site should be renamed and sent per the above instructions.
CACCA Judging Guidelines
For more information about CACCA Judging Guidelines visit the CACCA Website.