Club Competitions

Competitions

   Please select the category you would like to enter. You can enter both open and / or set subject for the month as well as print and / or digital. 

   If you have any questions about the form, please contact webmaster@howickcameraclub.org.nz.

 

 Special Competions

Entries close: First meeting in May

Subject: a landscape or seascape monochrome print, not necessarily based on a black & white negative.

Either one or two prints may be entered Prints entered in this competition must not be more than two years old. Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Prints must not have been used in any other competition. Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.

Entries close: First meeting in May

Subject: a landscape or seascape digital projected image.

Either one or two digital projected images may be entered. Entries in this competition must not be more than two years old. Projected images entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Images must not have been used in any other competition.. Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules. The images must have been taken in New Zealand.

Entries close: First meeting in May

Subject: the portrait of a person and may include the body above the waist.

The committee decides each year on the type of work to be submitted - i.e. projected images [odd numbered years], or monochrome or colour print [even numbered years]. Either one or two of these may be entered. The competition is non-graded Entries must not be more than two years old. Print or projected images presentation must conform to the general competition rules. Images entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.

Entries close: First meeting in July

Submission: print images only

All six images will be judged as a set (and should follow a theme of some sort, i.e. a colour, subject matter or tell a story etc.) Prints can be mono or colour Prints must not have been used in any other competition. Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules. Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Prints entered in this competition must not be more than 2 years old.

Entries close: First meeting in July

Submission: AV/digital slideshow that must not run longer than 7 minutes

Up to two digital slideshows may be entered. Sound can be used in any form (entrant must be aware of the risks of using unauthorised copyrighted material.) Images used in the slideshow may have been use d in previous competitions and therefore the restrictions of rule 6 do not apply. Images may be digitally altered but must have been taken by the entrant. (Refer to Competition Rules Clause 3.) Digital slideshows must be in a format to be played on a normal laptop (ProShow file, exe file or PowerPoint file) Digital slideshows must be supplied on a CD in correct format. Images used in this competition must not be more than 2 years old. Slideshow presentations must conform to general competition rules.

Entries close: First meeting in September

Subject: New Zealand natural history on a colour print.

One, two or three prints may be entered. The Trophy shall be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points total based on the awards given to each print entered by a competitor. Prints are awarded Acceptance (2 points) or Honours (4 points). A Champion print is chosen which gets 1 extra point. Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Prints must not have been used in any other competition and must not be more than 2 years old. Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.

Entries close: First meeting in September

Subject is New Zealand natural history entered as a colour projected image.

One, two or three images may be entered. The Cup shall be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points total based on the awards given to each print entered by a competitor. Images are awarded Acceptance (2 points) or Honours (4 points). A Champion image is chosen which gets 1 extra point. Projected images entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Images must not have been used in any other competition. Projected images entered in this competition must not be more than 2 years old. Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.

Entries close: First meeting in November

The competition is of four prints, colour or monochrome, comprising one each of:

andscape / Seascape: The land [or sea] must form the main subject matter. People or buildings [or other objects] may be included but must take on an inferior point of interest.

Human Interest / Genre / Portrait: Must be the photograph of a person. The photograph may be a formal portrait or an image of a person at work or play. The person must form the main centre of interest.

Contre-Jour: This is a photograph taken with the main light source to the front of the camera. The subject is typically defined by rim lighting. The side facing the camera must show some detail and not be a full silhouette

Pattern and/or Texture: The subject matter is to consist of strong regular shapes arranged into a pattern or clearly defined textures. The shapes should have a degree of abstraction but may be of recognisable objects.

The photographs will be judged individually. Points will be awarded as set out in Rule 14 and totalled. The competition is non-graded and the images must have been taken in New Zealand. Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Prints must not have been used in any other competition. Prints entered in this competition must not be more than 2 years old. Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.

Entries close: First meeting in November

The competition is for four projected images (digital), comprising one each of:

Landscape / Seascape: The land [or sea] must form the main subject matter. People or buildings [or other objects] may be included but must take on an inferior point of interest.

Human Interest / Genre / Portrait: Must be the photograph of a person. The photograph may be a formal portrait or an image of a person at work or play. The person must form the main centre of interest.

Contre-Jour: This is a photograph taken with the main light source to the front of the camera. The subject is typically defined by rim lighting. The side facing the camera must show some detail and not be a full silhouette.

Pattern and/or Texture: The subject matter is to consist of strong regular shapes arranged into a pattern or clearly defined textures. The shapes should have a degree of abstraction but may be of recognisable objects.

The photographs will be judged individually. Points will be awarded as set out in Rule 14 and totalled. The competition is non-graded. The images must have been taken in New Zealand Projected images entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition. Images must not have been used in any other competition. Images entered in this competition must not be more than 2 years old. Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.

Entries close: Mid November

Champion Projected Image of the year

You may enter up to 4 projected images into the champion section which must have been selected from those entered for the monthly competitions during the year.

Entries close: Mid November

Champion Print of the year

You may enter up to 4 prints into the champion section which must have been selected from those entered for the monthly competitions during the year.

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