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Watch out also for details of various Salon entries

Internal Club Competitions

No.

Hand-in date

Judging date

1

18/09/2017

16/10/2017

2

23/10/2017

13/11/2017

3

11/12/2017

15/01/2018

4

22/01/2018

12/02/2018

5

05/03/2018

02/04/2018

An.Ex.

26/03/2018

21/04/2018

External Competitions

Event

Hand-in date

Event date

SPF Digital Knockout

09/10/2017

12/11/2017

SPF Print Championship

08/01/2018

18/02/2018

SPF Portfolio

09/04/2018

May 2018

3-Way Digital at Linlithgow

05/02/2018

20/02/2018

Inter-Fife  at Glenrothes

19/02/2018

11/03/2018

4-Way at Edinburgh (New)

13/11/2017

04/12/2017

Monthly Competition Hand-ins

The Syllabus will confirm the hand-in dates for the competitions.  Anyone wishing to participate in these competitions has to hand in their photographs on the named night or earlier.  Entries made after the photographs have been taken to the judge will not count.  

A single image may be used a maximum of twice, over the three classes: colour print, mono print, and digital image - but not twice in the same competition.

External Competition Requirements

MUSSELBURGH

This event takes place annually, and the venue alternates between Kirkcaldy and Musselburgh.

10 prints + 10 digital images per club

Max 2 images per author per class.

INTER-FIFE

Annually, with the venue rotating between the 5 clubs involved:  KPS, St Andrews, Glenrothes, Dunfermline, Cupar.

colour print + mono print + digital image.

8 images per class. Max 2 per author per class

3-WAY

Between ourselves, Kinross CC and Linlithgow CC.

20 digital images per club.

SPF DIGITAL IMAGE

Held in the autumn. Often called the Digital Knockout comp.

Min club entry of 20, max of 40.

Max 2 /author /round (3 rounds).

SPF PRINT COMP.

Held in spring. Both Club and individual classes. Small charge for entries.

Colour print + mono print

Max 3 prints /author /section.

Overall max of 80 prints per club.

SPF PORTFOLIOS

Judged over the summer, the best images are put onto disc which is available to all clubs for viewing during the following year. Small charge for entries.

Prints + digital images.

Club entry: max 2 prints per author per class.

Plus individual entries.

Society Comps.

Monthly Competitions Eligibility

Each member is classed as a novice unless they have:

    ● won the novice section of that category in a previous year;

    ● won a major award in the relevant category in the club’s Annual       Exhibition;

    ● had acceptances in international exhibitions;

    ● been recognised as an Advanced worker by another Photographic       Society.

In addition, the Council has the power to invite deserving novice workers to move to the advance section, at their discretion.  Any new member to the club may, on joining the Society, present a portfolio of images to the Council for consideration as an advanced worker.

Print Competitions (Novice and Advanced)

There are five monthly print competitions, divided into two categories – monochrome prints, and colour prints.  Each of these categories is divided into novice and advanced.  For . . . . . . Click for more

Projected Digital Image Competitions (Novice and Advanced)

Projected images are digital files (usually jPEG or TIFF) that contain a photograph (ie an unprinted image).  The Society’s . . . . . . . . . . .  Click for more

Annual Exhibition (Rules and Categories)

The Annual Exhibition is both a showcase for member's work and a judged event.

Each member can enter . . . Click for more

Monochrome Definition (S.P.F.)

The official requirement for a monochrome entry to any club competition or SPF competition is as follows:  “A monochrome work fitting from a very dark grey (black) to the very clear grey . . .”    Click for more

Nature/Wildlife  Definitions (S.P.F.)

‘Nature’ is the broader and less restrictive definition.  Within it there’s a much stricter division called ‘Wildlife’. Any qualifying ‘Wildlife’ image can be entered in the ‘Nature’ section of a . . .  . . . Click for more