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Participating in Peoria Camera Club Photo Competitions

Peoria Camera Club offers members opportunities to participate in photo competitions to help you improve as a photographer, and develop a critcal eye when composing and editing your photos.

With 12 different categories of photo competitions, all with different rules, regulations, and submission requirements, entering club competitions can be daunting. On September 4th, the first meeting of the new club year, PCC members Ray Keithley and Rich Seeman will present a program on participating in club competitions. Ray and Rich have participated in competitions for many years and are both seasoned judges. Together they will help you navigate the rules and offer suggestions so you can confidently participate and properly submit your images in club competitions.

The following topics will be covered:
▪ Benefits (to you and the club) of participating in competitions
▪ The 12 different categories and the rules for each
▪ Club competition levels, their purpose and benefit to you
▪ Finding competition information on the club website
▪ Resizing and renaming digital images for competitions
▪ The judging process
▪ Interpreting judges’ comments
▪ How to succeed in competitions

In the past year, rules have changed, competitions have been added and image handlers have changed. Come to this meeting and learn about how these changes affect you and how to improve your chances of earning acceptances and winning in Club competitions.

First United Methodist Church, 7-9pm

(Photo credit: Cradled in Moms Arms, Gail Chastain)

Nature 3 and Open 3 Results

Best of Show, Second and Third place images and are the first three photos in each category. The rest are accepted images. Congratulations to the winners! You can see all competitions here

Open 3

Nature 3

Results for Nature 1 Competition

Congratulations to Jean Johnson, Tom Ruhland and Carl Close for the winning images. (First three across in gallery below)

 

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.

 

Results up for Open 1 Competition

Finally!  You can see the results from the Open 1 and Nature 1 competitions so far on the Club Competitions Page

Congratulations to those that placed

1st: Buckinham Fountain by Crystal Johnson

2nd: Chain Barrel by Carl Close

3rd: Watching by Tom Ruhland

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.