All pictures must have been taken after 25th April 2017, apart from the Best of Summer Competition which must be taken between 2nd May 2016 and 1st August 2017.
Pictures must be from an event published on the club web-site. Events must take place between 2nd May 2016 and 1st August 2017.
Pictures may have been taken at any time.
Six rounds spread over the year. Formerly the Glazer Trophy, renamed in memory of the late Richard Brown, founding member and long serving chairman of the club who passed away in 2015.
Digital or traditional film images acceptable.
Digital Images displayed on the Club Projector or Traditional Slides taken with a proper camera.
A picture of a person, animal portraits not accepted.
A picture straight out of the camera, no editing or enhancement.
Members may submit up to two images in each competition.
Images must be wholly the work of the member submitting them, printing or chemical processing excepted.
Submissions may only be submitted to one competition but, apart from the Assignment Competition, may be of any age. You may enter a Daguerreotype which you took 70 years ago, provided it has never been entered into a Laleham Camera Club competition before.
All submissions must have a title which must be entered on the title slip provided on the night and on the submitting member's voting slip. The entry number and title on the title slip must match the entry number and title on the submitting member's voting slip.
The entry number must be printed clearly on the back of the image before it is handed to the competition organizer.
Prints will be limited to 12" by 8" or smaller (or a similar area in the case of panoramics).
Members should also bring their images in digital form on a USB stick on the night of the competition. The organizer will copy these images onto the club laptop for later display on the club web-site. Digital files should be in ordinary JPG format, not TIFFs, BMPs, GIFs, PSDs or anything else.
In each competition members will vote for their top six images. Votes will translate to points as follows:-
Where two or more images score the same number of points, positions will be decided by the number of first place votes, or if necessary the number of second or third place votes etc.
Members will not be permitted to vote for their own images.
Members must vote for all six places even if they do not rate any of the images (unless there are so few images that they would have to vote for their own).
In the Assignment Competition & the Richard Brown Challenge Trophy cumulative points will be awarded based on positions in each round as follows:-
A member may score points for both their images.
Any objections to images on the basis that they are outside the theme or rules of the competition must be raised before voting commences. Objections will be decided by show of hands of the members, with casting vote to the Chairman. Once voting starts no further objections will be heard.