Rules Creative Focus Competition 2019

Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club - Rules for Creative Focus Competition 2019.

Creative Focus Competition Rules

NAME
The name of the competition shall be the "Creative Focus".

OBJECTIVE
The aim of the competition shall be to encourage the development of creative photography.

ELIGIBILITY FOR ENTRY
The competition shall be open to all PSNZ members, and all photography enthusiasts New Zealand and Internationally.

ORGANISATION
The competition will be run on behalf of the Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club. A sub-committee of PFCC has been appointed.

CREATIVE COMPETITION
All techniques and subject matter are accepted.
Use camera movement can be used to achieve impressionistic images e.g.Vertical (panning the camera); Horizontal (panning the camera); Circular (rotating the camera); Zoomed (zooming the camera during the exposure); Random (moving the camera in an irregular way).
You can also experiment with textured overlays, composite images, Vaseline filters, digital filters eg. Photoshop or other editing programs, and abstract shapes.

The competition will consist of four subjects:

  1. Creative Focus - This is our open section. Any subject or technique is acceptable, as long as it looks creative.
  2. Going Green - The colour green is the obvious subject here, but there is also the ‘Clean Green’ theme. eg. Recycling, organics and sustainability. Use any creative techniques to get your ‘Green’ message across. Remember to keep it creative. Maybe abstract, a visual image that does not have an immediate association with the object world, and that has been created through the use of photographic equipment, processes or materials.
  3. Passion - Try to create an image which portrays a strong feeling or mood of passion. Passion: an intense desire or enthusiasm for something. Synonyms: enthusiasm, eagerness, love, zeal, spiritedness, fascination, obsession, fixation, addiction, preoccupation. Some ideas of what you could include – vivid colours, red lips, scarlet dresses or a single rose, wine glasses, couples , hearts etc. Interesting lighting may help to portray the mood in this subject.
  4. Human Impressionism - Impressionist photography encourages artists to break the rules. Blurred subjects, movement ,filters, use them all in this creative process. It’s a fun way to express yourself without having to worry about guidelines. The image must include a person or people or have recognisable human content. People out and about on beaches etc. make a good starting point, using camera panning techniques.

ENTRY FEES
The entry fee is $20.00 for the 1st subject and $15.00 for each additional subject. The Catalogue / Book is $45.00 NZ dollars. Australia add $20.00 postage. All others Countries add $40.

All participants will automatically be opted in for a book. You can manually opt out in the competition area. Otherwise you will billed the book fee when you finally submit your images.

ENTRIES
Entries are open on the website from June 8 2019. Entries must be received by the Coordinator by the closing date for the competition. The closing date is: July 7 2019. There will be a maximum of 4 entries per subject. The images shall have been exposed by the author. All entries are to be from individuals (2 people can't work on the same entry). Any manipulation of the images should be done by the author or at the specific direction of the author. Composite images must contain the original image of the author. Additional textures and digital techniques may be added to give the desired effect.
Judges will be looking for good camera technique & creative photographic skills. Images created solely by electronic means (e.g. Fractals, etc.) are not eligible for entry. There will be no extension of dates for entries.

SIZE OF IMAGES
Images must be:
saved as a JPEG – SRGB.
An image for judging must be a jpeg file with a maximum width of 1620 pixels, and a maximum height of 1080 pixels.
300 dpi.

FILE NAME
Image title / Authors Name / Letters if applicable (compulsory fields).
Make sure your uploaded file name contains ONLY alphanumeric characters (no %^@!& symbols etc.)
Images must have a title – any image named 'No Title' will not be accepted.

JUDGES
The judges for 2019 will be: Brian Eastwood, Jean Moulin and Kim Falconer.

IDENTIFICATION
The images will be uploaded to the Creative Focus Coordinator along with: the author's name, image title, Club affiliation (if appropriate) and contact details.
N.B. Check all details after confirmation on your PDF download as these are how your image will be labelled in the book if you are successful – If you need to make changes, please notify us ASAP.

JUDGING
The 3 judges will be sent a digital link from the website to judge the images in all sections. The images will be anonymous for judging purposes. Each judge will mark all images out of 5. The numbers will be collated to choose which images will be accepted, highly commended or honours. Those with the highest score will determine the first, second and third placings. In the event of a tie with any top images, they will need to be sent back for rejudging to finalise placings. The Judges decisions will be final.

The following overall prize will be awarded: Supreme Award
In addition each subject will be awarded the following: - 1st - Gold - 2nd - Silver - 3rd - Bronze - Honours - Highly commended - Acceptances
The three placing's of each subject will receive a trophy.
At the completion of the judging the image which has received the most points will be the Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club Creative Focus - Competition Supreme Award Winner.

RESULTS
By August 7, the Coordinator will notify individuals of their results. A list of all successful applicants and the top images will be displayed on the Creative Focus website after the prize giving on August 25. The Coordinator will prepare a slideshow of the images from each subject for showing on the website and at clubrooms of the Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club (Pukekohe Arts Centre) on August 25. All welcome.

REPRODUCTION
The Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club shall be entitled without payment of any fee to the entrants, to display any image entered in this competition: on the PFCC Creative Focus website; or any other website (e.g. Flickr, Facebook) for promotional purposes; or as part of a slideshow at National Convention.
Any images shown on a web site will be resized by the Webmaster to a maximum of 640 pixels on the horizontal side and 640 pixels on the vertical side to deter piracy of member's images.

PRIVACY /COPYRIGHT
All personal details we hold in our database are visible to you only in the website, and may be modified by you at will. Copyright to entries remains at all times with you (the entrant). We will not divulge any of your personal details to anyone without your permission. We will use your details ONLY for important communication with you regarding the Pukekohe Franklin Camera Club Creative Focus Competition.

FAILURE TO OBSERVE RULES
The Coordinator may at his/her discretion disqualify any image for failure to comply with these rules.

DISPUTES
Any dispute concerning the interpretation of these rules or the organization of the competition may be referred to the Creative Focus Sub Committee whose decision shall be final and binding.