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ENTERING CICCA COMPETITIONS

Understanding CICCA and Entering Competitions

What is CICCA?
CICCA is the Central Illinois Camera Clubs Association, an umbrella organization that comprises 12 camera clubs located throughout central Illinois. Each club has representation through a member on the Board. The purpose of CICCA is to share knowledge among the clubs, and sponsor competition salons where member clubs (fall) and individuals (spring) can compete with their digital images and prints for ribbons, medallions, and bragging rights.

What are the Competition Salons?

  • FALL SALON
    The fall salon is for “member clubs” to compete against each other to see which club has the most distinguished photographers for a particular year.
    Members submit images and the CICCA rep selects which images to enter for the club competition. All images entered are not guaranteed to be shown, however, we try to ensure at least one image for every member is selected.
  • SPRING SALON
    This is your chance to compete against “individual members” of other clubs and see how your images stack up. All images each individual enters will be shown.
    Members who receive an “acceptance” or “honors” in the individual competition receives a ribbon, and “best of show” for each category receives a medallion coin.

What Kinds of Images can I Enter?

DIGITAL DIVISION

Categories:
Nature
– Nature photography embraces the entire physical and natural world and thus encompasses nature in all its forms.
Photo-Realistic
– The emphasis for this category is on aesthetics and creating a fine image with great impact while maintaining a natural quality.
Altered Reality
– The emphasis for this category is on creativity and creating a fine image without any restrictions on manipulating the original image or images.

Number of Digital Entries:
• No individual member, regardless of the number of clubs of which he or she is a member, may submit more than eight (8) total digital images.
• Each member club may submit a maximum of fifty (50) images combined between the three categories.

Digital Image Size:
• Digital images should be sized to 1400 x 1050 pixels.


PRINT DIVISION

Categories:
Monochrome Prints
– Small & Large. A monochrome print is one color or different shades of one color; a single-tone print; or black and white print.
Color Prints
– Small & Large. A color print is made either by a regular color photography process, including inkjet printing, or hand coloring or tinting.

Sizes:
Small prints
(all categories) may be any size up to 8×12 inches in either dimension, mounted on an 11×14 inch mount board.
Large prints
(all categories) may be any size larger than 8×12, but no larger than 16×20, mounted on 16×20 mount board.

Number of Entries:
• No individual member, regardless of the number of clubs of which he or she is a member may submit more than eight (8) prints to the CICCA Fall Salon
• Each member club may submit up to 50 prints in the monochrome category and 50 prints in the color category, any combination of small and large.


Frequently Asked Questions

Can I enter the Same Images I’ve entered before?
• Members cannot use the same basic image in multiple categories, such as entering a color version in the digital category, then a monochrome version in print.
• No entry previously “accepted” in any CICCA Fall Salon, may be entered in subsequent Fall Salons. It may be entered in a Spring Salon providing it has “not” been accepted in a previous Spring Salon.

How does the Judging work?
Each category is judged by three judges and each image is given a score. The “top third of the scored” images are classified as “accepted”. The “top third of the accepted” are “honors”. From the honors, the judges select the Best of Show

When do we View the Results and Winning Images?
After each salon, each club receives a disk of all the accepted, honors and medallion winners that will shown at one of our club meetings, followed by awards and recognitions. You can find out sooner by attending the all-day judging session.

 

TO ENTER

Go to CICCA website for entry forms to submit your entries.

Prints Due, in-person by Tuesday, Oct 23
Turn-in with completed forms to Tom Ruhland

Digital Images Due, Friday, Oct 26, by midnight
Complete forms on the CICCA website and email images and forms to Tom Ruhland (tomr@peoriacameraclub.com).

CICCA Website
http://ciccaclubs.com/

Questions?
Contact Tom Ruhland, Peoria Camera Club CICCA Representative

 

YOU ARE INVITED


CICCA Fall Salon Judging Event

The Champaign County Camera Club is pleased to invite the CICCA Clubs and their members to the 2018 Fall Club Salon to be held at the Urbana Free Library at 210 W. Green Street, Urbana  (just West of Lincoln Square Mall on the corner of Green Street and Race) on Saturday, November 10, 2018. Library doors (South side) open at 9AM.


Who are the CICCA MEMBER CLUBS?


Peoria Camera Club

Peoria, IL

Champaign Camera Club
Urbana, IL

Kodaroamers Camera Club
Bloomington, IL

Quad Cities Photography Club
Moline, IL

Springfield 35 Camera Club
Springfield, IL

Streator Pictorialists
Streator, IL

Decatur Camera Club
Decatur, IL

Galesburg Camera Club
Galesburg, IL

Photography Unlimited
Princeton, IL

Shutterbug Camera Club
Burlington, IA

Morris Photocolor Club
Morris, IL

2017 CICCA Fall Salon Entries Due 10/3 (Prints) and 10/8 (Digital) (Members only)

CICCA FALL SALON 2017

This is a Club Competition. We need your best images and prints. We can enter at total of 50 images in digital, 50 large prints and 50 small prints.

To meet to meet the entry deadline, we need to have all entries in by the following dates:

Prints: Tuesday, Oct 3. Arrange to deliver to Rich Seeman:
RLS1940@hotmail.com

Digital: Sunday, October 8, send  to Crystal Johnson: clj7181@gmail.com

Download Entry Form (Excel): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3
Download Entry Form (PDF): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3

Download Label Sheet (PDF):  cicca-print-label-pdf-format-2

All prints are being collected by Crystal Johnson.
You may compete in the Prints format and/or Digital Images format in the following categories:

DIGITAL IMAGES:

  1. Nature;
  2. Photo-Realistic;
  3. Altered Reality

No individual member, may submit more than eight (8) digital images.
The jpeg format must be used. The dimensions of the digital image should be 1400 x 1050 pixels. (Images should be no larger than 1400 pixels horizontally, and no larger than 1050 pixels vertically. One of these dimensions should be met, but neither exceeded.)

PRINTS:

A. Small Monochrome prints;
B. Large Monochrome prints;
C. Small Color Prints;
D. Large Color prints

No entry previously accepted in any CICCA Salon.

No person may submit the same basic image in more than one division or category

Monochrome Prints. A monochrome print is defined as a print in one color or different shades of one color; a single-tone print. This category includes black and white prints.

Color Prints. A color print is one made either by a regular color photography process, including printing on an ink-jet printer, or by hand coloring or tinting.
Small prints (all categories) may be any size up to but not larger than 8 x 12 inches in either dimension, and must be mounted on an 11 x 14 inch mount board.
Large prints (all categories) may be any size larger than 8 x 12 inches, but not larger than 16 x 20 inches, and must be mounted on 16 x 20 inch mount board.

No individual member may submit more than eight (8) prints.
The maker’s name may NOT appear on the front of the print or mount. Each print entered must be identified with an official CICCA print label attached to the back of the mounting board in the top right corner.

Descriptions of categories:
A. Nature: Nature photography embraces the entire physical and natural world and thus encompasses nature in all its forms. There should be no evidence of the influence of man in a nature photograph.  Photographs depicting cultivated plants, domestic animals, and mounted museum specimens are not eligible and should not be submitted as nature photographs. Exception: scientific banding visible on wild animals will not be considered a disqualification.  In addition, images of zoo and game park animals may be entered, as long as the “hand of man” is not visible in the image.
In the Nature category only global adjustments are allowed for digital images. Global adjustments are defined as modifications that affect the whole image. Permissible global adjustments include: levels, curves, brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpening and cropping. Selective adjustments are defined as adjustments that affect only portions of the whole image and are not permitted. In addition, blending of images from different scenes or blending of two versions of the same image is not permitted in the Nature category. Selective adjustments are allowed only for eliminating spots (due to dust on the sensor).  The Nature category is the only category in which borders may NOT be placed around an image.

B. Photo-Realistic:
The emphasis for this category is on aesthetics and creating a fine image with great impact while maintaining a natural quality.  The subject matter of this category is unrestricted.  Images submitted for this category can be from a single exposure or from multiple exposures blended together to create a seamless image.  Examples would be HDR, image stacking for depth of field, panoramas, etc.  Combining of two unrelated images would not be allowed (see category C).  There are no restrictions for image enhancement as long as the image maintains a natural looking appearance.  Borders and vignettes are allowed.

C. Altered Reality:
The emphasis for this category is on creativity and creating a fine image without any restrictions on manipulating the original image or images. Therefore, in addition to the image editing techniques permitted in the other categories, techniques to create painterly, surreal or other special effects are permitted. This category is not restricted to just highly manipulated images. Any creative image may be entered. In addition, multiple images may be used and blended into one image. The only requirement is that the source image or images must have been captured with a film or digital camera by the image maker. Finally, non-photographic elements may be added to images in this category as long as they were created by the image maker (such elements may include the placement of borders around the image).

 

Special Note:  B&W images may be entered in any of the above categories, provided that the B&W image meets all other requirements of the category.  Infrared images may be entered only in the Altered Reality category. Images with borders may be entered in any of the categories except Nature.

 

2016 CICCA Fall Salon Entries Due 9/24 (Members only)

CICCA FALL SALON 2016

This is a Club Competition. We need your best images and prints. We can enter at total of 50 images in digital, 50 large prints and 50 small prints.

To meet to meet the entry deadline, we need to have all entries by Saturday, September 24th.

Send all digital entries to Colleen and Scott Dunham at sdunham@icc.edu.

Download Entry Form (Excel): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3
Download Entry Form (PDF): cicca-salon-entry-forms-digital-3

Download Label Sheet (PDF):  cicca-print-label-pdf-format-2

All prints are being collected by Rich Seeman.
You may compete in the Prints format and/or Digital Images format in the following categories:

DIGITAL IMAGES:

  1. Nature;
  2. Photo-Realistic;
  3. Altered Reality

No individual member, may submit more than eight (8) digital images.
The jpeg format must be used. The dimensions of the digital image should be 1400 x 1050 pixels. (Images should be no larger than 1400 pixels horizontally, and no larger than 1050 pixels vertically. One of these dimensions should be met, but neither exceeded.)

PRINTS:

A. Small Monochrome prints;
B. Large Monochrome prints;
C. Small Color Prints;
D. Large Color prints

No entry previously accepted in any CICCA Salon.

No person may submit the same basic image in more than one division or category

Monochrome Prints. A monochrome print is defined as a print in one color or different shades of one color; a single-tone print. This category includes black and white prints.

Color Prints. A color print is one made either by a regular color photography process, including printing on an ink-jet printer, or by hand coloring or tinting.
Small prints (all categories) may be any size up to but not larger than 8 x 12 inches in either dimension, and must be mounted on an 11 x 14 inch mount board.
Large prints (all categories) may be any size larger than 8 x 12 inches, but not larger than 16 x 20 inches, and must be mounted on 16 x 20 inch mount board.

No individual member may submit more than eight (8) prints.
The maker’s name may NOT appear on the front of the print or mount. Each print entered must be identified with an official CICCA print label attached to the back of the mounting board in the top right corner.

Descriptions of categories:
A. Nature: Nature photography embraces the entire physical and natural world and thus encompasses nature in all its forms. There should be no evidence of the influence of man in a nature photograph.  Photographs depicting cultivated plants, domestic animals, and mounted museum specimens are not eligible and should not be submitted as nature photographs. Exception: scientific banding visible on wild animals will not be considered a disqualification.  In addition, images of zoo and game park animals may be entered, as long as the “hand of man” is not visible in the image.
In the Nature category only global adjustments are allowed for digital images. Global adjustments are defined as modifications that affect the whole image. Permissible global adjustments include: levels, curves, brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, sharpening and cropping. Selective adjustments are defined as adjustments that affect only portions of the whole image and are not permitted. In addition, blending of images from different scenes or blending of two versions of the same image is not permitted in the Nature category. Selective adjustments are allowed only for eliminating spots (due to dust on the sensor).  The Nature category is the only category in which borders may NOT be placed around an image.

B. Photo-Realistic:
The emphasis for this category is on aesthetics and creating a fine image with great impact while maintaining a natural quality.  The subject matter of this category is unrestricted.  Images submitted for this category can be from a single exposure or from multiple exposures blended together to create a seamless image.  Examples would be HDR, image stacking for depth of field, panoramas, etc.  Combining of two unrelated images would not be allowed (see category C).  There are no restrictions for image enhancement as long as the image maintains a natural looking appearance.  Borders and vignettes are allowed.

C. Altered Reality:
The emphasis for this category is on creativity and creating a fine image without any restrictions on manipulating the original image or images. Therefore, in addition to the image editing techniques permitted in the other categories, techniques to create painterly, surreal or other special effects are permitted. This category is not restricted to just highly manipulated images. Any creative image may be entered. In addition, multiple images may be used and blended into one image. The only requirement is that the source image or images must have been captured with a film or digital camera by the image maker. Finally, non-photographic elements may be added to images in this category as long as they were created by the image maker (such elements may include the placement of borders around the image).

 

Special Note:  B&W images may be entered in any of the above categories, provided that the B&W image meets all other requirements of the category.  Infrared images may be entered only in the Altered Reality category. Images with borders may be entered in any of the categories except Nature.