Monthly Competition Sections
• Projected Digital Images (PDI)
• Colour Prints
• Mono Prints
• Creative Prints (3 times per year)
Digitally manipulated images are allowed in all competitions.
However, pay particular attention to our “Nature” category - see definition below
We have 3 Creative Print judging per year. Entries are due in as follows:
Up to 2 Entries per judging
Your entries must be entered into club by 8 February, 10 May and 9 August
Judging takes place 8 March, 14 June and 13 September
Either Colour or Mono are accepted
A and B grade entries
Monthly Competition Entries
All Sections are graded as follows:
Prints - A and B grade
PDI - A, AB and B grade
You can enter up to 2 entries, comprising :-
1 Set and 1 Open subject or
2 Open subject
You can enter up to 2 entries, comprising :-
1 Set and 1 Open subject or
2 Open subject
PDI (Projected Digital Images):
You can enter up to 4 entries, comprising :-
2 Set and 2 Open subject or
1 Set and 3 Open subject or
4 Open subject
PDI Entries: Must be
1920 px (max. Horizontal) and 1200 px (max. Vertical) pixels - note that these are maximum sizes only e.g. you may size a Panorama 1920px x 800px
full WUXGA Jpeg (*.jpg)
minimum compression, maximum file size
Q12 standard, sRGB tagged
Image files must be named as described in the Member's Handbook. e.g. BOATwoDucks666.
’B’ is your grade
’O’ is Open subject
’A’ is your first entry
’twoducks’ is your Entry Title
’666’ is your Club Number
Entries to be submitted on a key-tagged USB or via online submission
Printing: May be home or commercially printed. All work prior to printing must have been completed by the image author. Prints must not be altered by any 3rd party printer.
Size: Requirements to be accepted into competition
Min. size, 8” x 10”; Max. including mount 16” x 20”.
Panoramic prints - min. 10” longest side.
Entry Records Sticker:
Place sticker on the print (not on the mat board)
Place sticker to the top of print so it’s obvious which way you intend to view the print
Sticker must state Set Subject or Open, Grade, Title, Category and Member Number (no name, number only)
If outside printer adds your name on back of print, please cover it up (maybe with a label?)
Title must not change if re-entered.
Entry Records Stickers – Prints
TITLE enter Grade B or A, O for Open or S for Set, followed by Title and Member number code.
GRADE - Indicate Grade and Section.
DATE is Judging date.
AWARD is completed after judging.
Additional Title and Date are for re-submission, per By-Laws section 4.
Images gaining a Merit or Honour are not eligible for entry into further monthly competitions in any section. Images gaining two Acceptances in a calendar year are not eligible for further entry in that same year in any Section, but may be re- entered in a different Section in the subsequent calendar year.
Re-entered images may have minor Compositional and Technical alterations allowing for change of Section. Must have same Title as the original, suffixed with (REV) for revised Image.
End of Year Competitions
PDI, Mono Prints, Colour Prints, Altered Reality/Creative Prints
End-of-year entries should be labelled with their original filename/title, as submitted in monthly competition.
End-of-Year Nature entries original file name prefixed by PCCNat e.g. PCCNatBODSadPelican666
End-of-Year Outings entries prefix is PCCOut
Peninsula Camera Club
March Odd One Out
April Where Did The Other Sock Go
July Odd Numbers
September Iconic Australia
Set Subject Guidelines
Nature – Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality.
See guideline under Competitions at pccincqld.org, including
the 8 page APS interpretation of the definition.
People – A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portraits.
Odd One Out – An image where there is one thing that is different from the rest
Where Does The Other Sock Go? – The other sock has disappeared from the washing. Where has it gone? What is it up to? Now is your chance to use your imagination and catch that sock doing what an escapee sock would be doing. Imagination and creativity is what is needed here to come up with an image that tells a story and produces a humorous response from the viewer. Bring that sock to life. No computer manipulated altered reality permitted. Do it in camera! Use your imagination!
Symmetry – Balance that is achieved by arranging elements on either side of the centre of a composition in an equally weighted manner. Symmetrical balance can be thought of as 50/50 balance or like a mirror image.
Scapes – Landscapes - An image featuring the natural scenery of the terrain. A tree or trees, people or buildings may be included but should not dominate the picture. Seascape - An image in which the sea or waves predominate. Coastal features or the shore line may be included but should not dominate the picture. Urban Landscape - An image depicting the residential area of a town or city or the people who live there. If the latter are featured, evidence of the urban location must be included. Cityscape - An image showing an area of high density buildings, or an aspect of life associated with such an area.
Odd Numbers – Odd numbers of the same or similar thing. Can be three birds or five birds or nine birds or any subject you like. Be creative, artistic expression, high key, low key, still life etc
Creative – Creative or experimental photographs display a novel effect because of an unusual combination of objects and /or unusual viewpoint. Photographs in which the images have been modified during or after exposure by using an experimental technique are also eligible in Creative/Experimental sections. The photograph must always have a basic photographic image. Digital manipulation processes may be employed provided the original photograph was exposed by the entrant.
Iconic Australia – featuring widely recognised and well-established Australian imagery.
Speed - is the rate of movement against time and may be high or low, therefore speed does not necessarily mean fast. Give a visual impression of travelling at speed.
2018-Tewantin Shield PDI
Looking Down, excluding aerial and drone.
Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves. Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible. Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. Images used in Nature Photography competitions may be divided in two classes: Nature and Wildlife. Images entered in Nature sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above can have landscapes, geologic formations, weather phenomena, and extant organisms as the primary subject matter. This includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.
Images entered in Wildlife sections meeting the Nature Photography Definition above are further defined as one or more extant zoological or botanical organisms free and unrestrained in a natural or adopted habitat. Landscapes, geologic formations, photographs of zoo or game farm animals, or of any extant zoological or botanical species taken under controlled conditions are not eligible in Wildlife sections. Wildlife is not limited to animals, birds and insects. Marine subjects and botanical subjects (including fungi and algae) taken in the wild are suitable wildlife subjects, as are carcasses of extant species. Wildlife images may be entered in Nature sections of Exhibitions.
Creative ... PCC Definition
Creative may be defined as the creative use of any technique to alter the recorded image in a way that simulates or produces an artistic representation. Any image in which the photographic truth has been altered fits into this section. It can be as simple as applying a creative filter during image processing.
Altered Reality digital photographic artwork ideally involves the use of successful multiple component inserts or techniques, producing a final image that invokes emotions of the surreal or absurd, but still may appear realistic. A photograph which displays a novel effect because of an unusual combination of Objects, manipulations and/or viewpoint. They are images which have been modified during or after exposure. The image must have a photographic base with the original work being exposed by the image owner, and all subsequent operations prior to printing must be totally the work of the image owner in all respects. Purely computer-generated Images (CGI) are not allowed in any Section.
Photo Travel Definition
(PSA): Subject matter must include Photo Travel
A Photo Travel image must express the feeling of a time and place and portray a land, its distinctive features or culture in its natural state. There are no geographical limitations. Close up pictures of people or objects must include distinguishable environment. Techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable. Images may be acquired on traditional film and scanned to a digital file or acquired with a digital camera.
Photo Travel Definition (APS)
A photograph that captures the feeling of a time and place, and portrays a land, a people or a culture in its natural state. Photo Travel has no geographical limitations. Ultra close-ups which lose their identity, studio type model pictures or obviously manipulated work do not qualify as Photo Travel and should not be submitted. Photo Travel is not limited to other lands or countries and may include pictures of domestic origin.
FIAP – A black and white work fitting from the very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey (white) is a monochrome work with the various shades of grey. A black and white work toned entirely in a single colour will remain a monochrome work able to stand in the black and white category; such a work can be reproduced in black and white in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage. On the other hand a black and white work modified by a partial toning or by the addition of one colour becomes a colour work (polychrome) to stand in the colour category; such a work requires colour reproduction in the catalogue of a salon under FIAP Patronage.
PSA – A monochrome image is defined as having varying shades of no more than one color (various shades of that color from very light to very dark) but it may be any single color. Multi-toned images (various shades of two or more colors) and greyscale images with an added accent color are not acceptable in Monochrome Class sections and must be entered in Color Class sections.
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