2022 Competition Themes:
Oct – Letters and/or Numbers
Nov – Open
Dec – Taken in Ohio
Jan – Taken in 2022
Feb – Open
Mar – Wabi Sabi: imperfect, impermanent, incomplete
Apr – Open
May – Salon: End of Year
Top 2022 point earners not eligible to enter Gray digital division:
- Upcoming Competitions
- Rules of Competitions
- Digital Competitions Resource Center
- Competition Results
April 17, 2023
7:00PM - 9:00PM
Competition Night - No Theme
Official Rules of Competition
ARTICLE IX OFFICIAL RULES OF COMPETITION
Following are the rules governing competitions for the Westbridge Camera Club (a) The competition year extends from September until May of the following year;
All divisions compete each month
To encourage more members to enter competitions, there are two digital competitions:
- Digital Scarlet Competition is open to all members.
- Digital Gray Competition will be only for members who in the previous year accumulated fewer total yearly points than the top 25% of the members who received points. (See Section 1.G for scoring rules.)
- The Digital Gray Competition is established to encourage newer members and less experienced members to enter the club competitions.
- Members who can enter the Digital Gray competition may also enter the Digital Scarlet competition unless excluded as detailed in section (2) above.
- Sometimes a competition subject is assigned; otherwise the competition is open (no limit on subject)
Section 1: Regular Competitions
(a) Members with current paid memberships may enter up to two photographs in each of the color prints, monochrome prints and digital images (Based on the rules above) divisions.
(b) The elements of the photograph/work must be the work of the member - any elements of composited images must be the work of the photographer. Printing and/or mounting may be done commercially. Prints may be any photographic medium. Prints (image area) may not be smaller than eight (8) inches wide by eight inches tall, and the final mounted entry including matting must not exceed thirty (30) inches in either height or width. Prints must be mounted on appropriate backing material. Prints may be matted, but not framed. Photographer’s name must not be on the front.
(c) Digital or print entries involving more than one image, such as a series, sequence or diptych, must be presented as one digital file or on one mount board. Size restrictions on files and mount board remain the same as for single images
(d) Digital image size and deadline for submission will be determined in advance by the Competition Committee. Failure to submit digital files in the appropriate format will require re-submission before the deadline. Digital image files must be named: image title - member name.
(e) One member may submit no more than two entries in any division during a single competition; (f) For the purposes of these bylaws, an entry will herein after be defined to include a print (either monochrome or color) and a digital image during a competition. An entry that has placed first through fifth in any division cannot ever be resubmitted in that or any other division. A member cannot submit the same image in two or more categories in the same competition. It is, however, eligible for submission to the Annual Salon, subject to Salon rules.
Honorable mention images may only be re-submitted in future years, not the current competition year. They may not be resubmitted again ever if they place fifth or higher in the annual salon;
(f) Competition points are not awarded for Salon competition
- First place 6 points,
- Second place 5 points, - Third place 4 points,
- Fourth place 3 points - Fifth place 2 points,
- Honorable Mention* 1 point
*10% of total entries receive Honorable Mention;
(a) The Annual Salon is held in May and all divisions are included. The total number of entries for each member is limited to the actual count of photographs which placed first through fifth during the club year in each division. Any photograph or digital image which received Honorable Mention in the same division during the year may also be submitted. Substituting a new photograph or digital image is not permitted. If a member has only one such eligible photograph or digital image in any single division he/she may enter a second photograph or digital image of his/her choice in that division. If a member has no eligible photographs or digital images, he/she may enter two photographs of his/her choice in that division whether it was submitted before or not;
(b) Awards are given for first through fifth places and three of the entries will receive Honorable Mention;
(c) Prints or digital images awarded in the Annual Salon shall be ineligible for any further Westbridge competition.
Digital Competitions Resource Center
Westbridge offers electronic submission of entries for our digital competitions. This page includes resources to help members participate in this program. See Competition Guidelines below for detailed steps to submit images.