Seddon Shield Conditions of Entry to Photo Competitions

 

Competition Entry Form &  Instructions Have Been Emailed Separately

Eligibility :

Entrants: Competitions are open to all members of camera clubs or societies in the Nelson, Marlborough, Motueka, Golden Bay, Buller and West Coast areas.

Images: Images previously accepted in these competitions may not be re-entered.

 

Disqualification:

The host club has the right to disqualify any image that does not comply with the rules here stated.

 

Duplication :

Images entered in the individual competitions (Novice/Open/Landscape/Natural History) and the Geoffrey C. Wood Competition may be used by the club in the Matthewson Trophy, but images entered in the individual competitions cannot be duplicated in the Geoffrey C. Wood Competition.

 

Processing:

Entries may be trade processed but must have been exposed by the entrant.

 

Presentation:

Prints

Prints may be of any size provided that the mount is not smaller than 250mm x 180mm (9” x 7”) or not larger than 510mm x 410mm (20” x 16”) or any shape which does not exceed these dimensions.

 

Labelling: Only the Category, Title, and the 4 last digits of your phone number shall be written on the back (top centre) of the print e.g. “Open - Morning Sunrise - 3579 ”.

 

Digital images of the prints must be sent with the emailed entry form as JPEG files only and saved in the sRGB colour space. Images are to be sized to a maximum of 1620 pixels wide and 1080 pixels high.-See Full Instructions Which Are Emailed Separately.

 

Prints should be packaged in re-usable packaging and sent to:

Mike Speak

S.S Entry

15 Glenaven Drive

Motueka 7120

 

If you are not attending the meeting, prints will be returned via a member of your club who is attending, or may be returned by post or courier, if the return postage or courier ticket is included with your print entries.

 

Digital Images :

PLEASE SEE SPECIFIC INSTRUCTIONS, emailed to club members by each club's secretaries 

Competition entries  shall be submitted on EMAILED entry form only

 

Please ensure that all fields are completed for each competition entered.

Do not forget to send digital images of prints using the entry form. An email will be sent confirming entries have been received.

 

Entry Fees

There is a $10.00 fee for entry in the individual competitions Open/Landscape/Natural History and Novice.

A separate $10.00 entry fee now applies to the Geoffrey C. Wood Trophy.

There is no entry fee for club entries in the Matthewson Trophy

Entry fees by Direct Credit are preferred and may be paid to the following ASB account:

 

Account name: Motueka Camera Club

 

Account no: 03-1354-0275364-00

 

Please include your name in the particulars and LAST 4 DIGITS OF YOUR PHONE NUMBER as the reference.

 

Trophies

Winners of trophies are entitled to hold the trophy for the ensuing year, returning it at their own cost to the next host club on request.

 

Interclub Competition ~Matthewson Trophy :

 

An entry in this competition shall be made by a club or society only in the Nelson, Marlborough, Motueka, Golden Bay, Buller and West Coast areas, and shall consist of six digital projected images.

 

Not more than two images in each entry may be made by any one member of that club or society.

 

The sets should be judged as individual exhibition works, with the club entry gaining the highest aggregate the winner.

 

It is not meant to be a club set where a common theme or balance of work is required. There is no entry fee for club entries in the Matthewson Trophy.

The category is open.

 

Individual Member Competitions :

 

Novice Open Competition ~

Entry in this competition shall be made by an individual identified as a Novice only. The entrant must never have previously entered a Seddon Shield competition.

 

The entrant must not have previously had images accepted in any major photographic competitions (including regional and national salons).

 

The entrant must not hold any photographic honours or distinctions.

 

The entrant must have been a member of their club for less than two years.

 

An entry may be any combination of prints and/or digital projected images to make a combined total of six images or less.

 

Photos entered in the Novice Competition cannot be entered in the Geoffrey C. Wood Trophy. The subject is Open

 

Open/Landscape/Natural History Competitions :

Entry in these competitions shall be made by individual members.

 

Individuals entering the Novice competition may not also enter these competitions.

 

An entry may be any combination of prints and/or digital projected images to make a combined total of six images or less.

 

Examples of an entry may include 6 prints Open or 6 digital projected images Open; 2 prints Open, plus 2 digital projected images Open, plus 2 Natural History.

 

The Natural History competition is for New Zealand natural history only. Scientific names must be included in the title. Examples of New Zealand Natural History include:

 

Animal life: Native animals, birds, insects, animal tracks, nests, marine life etc; but NOT domestic or mounted specimens.

 

Plant life: Flowers (not formal arrangements), trees, ferns, fungi etc.

 

Photomicrography: In connection with biological and geographical subjects.

 

General scenery with a specific aspect, geology, clouds, meteorological interest etc.

 

Naturalised subjects: e.g. deer, black swan, monarch butterfly, and wild briar (NOT cultivated roses)

 

Images entered in the Open/Landscape/Natural History cannot also be entered in the Geoffrey C. Wood competition

 

Geoffrey C. Wood Trophy :

Entry in this competition shall be made by individual members and may include those entering the Novice competition.

 

For 2019, an entry shall consist of 6 Digital projected images.

The portfolio will consist of six prints in even numbered years, and six digital projected images in odd numbered years.

 

An entry should demonstrate competence and diversity of skill and expertise. Examples of diversity include:

Abstract, Creative Landscape, Macro, Monochrome, Natural History, Night Photography, Photojournalism, Portraiture, Sports, Still Life

 

Images entered in the Geoffrey C. Wood cannot also be entered in the Open/Landscape/Natural History and Novice Open competitions.

 

PLEASE NOTE – A separate $10.00 entry fee now applies to the Geoffrey C Wood competition this is in addition to the entry fee paid for the Novice or Open / Landscape / Natural History competitions.

 

Seddon Shield Awards :

Matthewson Trophy ~ Awarded to the club placed first in the Interclub competition.

Seddon Shield Area Photographic Competition Novice Award ~ Awarded to the overall Champion image in the Novice Open Competition.

Seddon Shield Photographic Clubs Open Champion Trophy ~ Awarded to the overall Champion Open print/digital projected image.

Ellis Dudgeon Memorial Landscape Award ~ Awarded to the overall Champion Landscape print/digital projected image.

Webber Memorial Natural History Award~ Awarded to the overall Champion Natural History print/digital projected image.

Geoffrey C. Wood Trophy :~ Awarded to the winning portfolio.

Honours, Merits, Acceptances~ Awarded at the judges’ discretion. All images awarded Acceptances and/or Awards will be given certificates.

The judge’s decisions are final, and no correspondence will be entered into.

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