Competition Rules

1. Financial Member. Assessment of images is open to financial members only.
2. Original Work Entries must be the original work of the club member and may be in the form of monochrome or colour prints or digital images. Copies of other people’s works will not be eligible
3. Digital manipulation Images that have been digitally altered are acceptable for the Club Competition but all the material used must be from photographs taken by the member.
4. Re-entry of images No image that has obtained an award in ordinary monthly competitions may be entered again in monthly competitions but may be entered in annual competitions. However, any image may be re-entered in accordance with suggestions of the judge or where in the opinion of the exhibitor such reprinting or remounting  and digital adjustment presents a much improved or different exhibit, provided that a period of six months shall have elapsed between the original showing and re-submission.
5. Ownership and use of Images The author will retain ownership of all images submitted to the club. Permission will be sought to use any images in advertising or interclub events.  Entry into the competition automatically grants the club permission to display low-resolution copies of the work in this website.
6. Maximum number
of entries
2 images per month whether it be a mixture of one digital and one print, or two digitals, or two prints.  YOU CAN HAVE A COMBINATION OF ONE SET AND ONE OPEN IMAGE OR TWO SET.  YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO HAVE TWO OPEN FROM JANUARY 2017.  ALSO IMAGES NEED TO BE NO OLDER THAN TWO YEARS OLD.


7. Entry via website If you intend to enter prints, you must register them via the web site in the same way as digital images are registered by midnight on the Sunday preceding the assessment evening.
8. Size May be of any size up to 507mm (20in) by 405mm (16in) including mount and mat. Prints need to be mounted at least sufficiently to self support being stood vertically.
9. Frame Prints may be framed but without glass
10. Mount Mount on backing board made of cardboard or 3mm foam core. The surrounding matt improves the presentation
11. Printing Prints may be trade or home printed
12. Labelling The back of the print must be clearly labelled with the member’s name, whether open or set subject and title if any


13. File type Images must be saved in jpeg format (.jpg)
Image size for digital entries

Landscape format
Images should be sized to a maximum dimension of 1620 horizontal pixels by 1080 vertical pixels.  Smaller pixel sizes will not be upsampled, but displayed as presented.  Jpeg files of this maximum size may be safely saved at maximum quality.

Portrait format
Images should be a maximum dimension of 1080 vertical pixels.


No entry by email

Entries must be uploaded via the web site by midnight on the Sunday preceding the assessment evening.
Failure to comply with the above may result in images not being accepted.
16, Entry via website Entries made via this web site are automatically formatted correctly, and the web site will take care of any downsizing necessary,  Images will not be upsized.


17. The images are assessed by the judge and awards are made as shown
Honours Progression from grade to grade is by the achievement of honours
Highly Commended  
Pass An image 'passed in' may be submitted for judging again
    Miscellaneous Rules
18. Upgrading of members Members will be automatically upgraded when they qualify for the next grade.
Grade B requires 5 honours at grade C
Grade A requires 8 honours at grade B, of which 2 must be for prints
Grade A Bronze requires a further 12 honours, of which at least 6 must be for prints
Grade A Silver requires a further 20 honours, of which at least 10 must be for prints)
Grade A Gold requires a further 30 honours, of which at least 15 must be for prints
19. Discretionary Grading New members must submit their work in C Grade. However, to enter a higher grade they can submit a portfolio of 12 images to the committee for consideration.  A person who rejoins the NSPS and whose membership has lapsed for over one year, will be considered to be a new member.
20. Final Authority In all matters, pertaining to the Club’s competitions, the Committee of  the North Shore Photographic Society will be the final authority