Competition Rules 2024/25

For the 2024/25 season we will be running competitions as one group for the whole club i.e. there will be no Group A or Group B.


Entries must be the competitor’s own work but may be commercially printed.


Members are allowed to enter TWO Mono and TWO Colour images into each point scoring Competition. All images to be marked 1st to 4th choice as entries will be limited to 80 on the night. If over-subscribed the 4th choice will be excluded, followed by 3rd choice etc to ensure that there are no more that approximately 80 entries, the final number being the decision of the relevant Competition Secretary.

We shall be using the WCPF competition rules for guidance on the use of image creation and processing tools (sometimes labelled as “AI”) – for a link to a copy of that guidance click here.


Digital Projections submitted should be:
8bit JPEG file format, max file size 2Mb (This is 2048KB or 2,097,152 Bytes), in RGB Mode, sRGB Colour Space, .
Maximum size of image 1600 x 1200 pixels in landscape. Maximum height of portrait image to be 1200 pixels.


All images entered will have author’s consent to be used in external competitions the following year if required unless opted out.
All images MUST be titled:
Title_Membership No._Group_Mono/Colour_Preference (1, 2, 3 or 4). Example – Milky Way over Avebury_123_B_Colour_1
Save in a zip folder with the competition Number.
The image should conform to the named subject.
Names or initials should not be visible.
Submit to Projections Secretary by email at: projsec@trowbridgecc.co.uk
External competition entries may require TIFF format & size as specified.


Prints submitted should be:
Mounted on board 500 x 400 mm (smaller sizes will not be accepted), and clearly titled on the back using a self-adhesive label, marked with preference (1, 2, 3 or 4). Max 2 prints in each category (mono/colour). For a tutorial on how to cut mounts click here.

Image title label should be attached to top right hand corner on the rear of the mount.
The image should conform to the named subject.
Names or initials should not be visible. No markings allowed except the member’s number and print title and preference.
Here is a link to a couple of templates you can use to print blank labels in the right format: Templates for Labels
Commercial prints of author’s own work are allowed for all competitions.

Entries for competitions MUST be made available to the relevant Competition Secretary, or other named member, by the closing dates given for the competition. Responsibility for this rests with the entrant. The relevant Competition Secretary and/or Committee reserve the right to reject entries which they consider do not comply with these rules.


New competition scoring for 2024/25.

Each entry will receive a score from the judge, ranging from 1 to 15. All images entered by each member will be scored, but only the highest colour score and highest mono score will be registered in the league tables for the year.

Some competitions have trophies associated with them. For these competitions the judge will choose what they consider to be the best image, whether colour or mono.

After each competition, the scores will be posted on the club website in the league tables along with all images scoring 13 and above.


Prints and projection images re-use.
Images which receive scores of 15, 14 or 13 points in club competitions cannot be re-entered for future club competitions, however they may be used in other external competitions, or inter-club competitions.

Images scoring less than 13 points are eligible for re-entry into future club competitions, but there must be a gap of at least one competition between those entries.


The President’s Shield for Colour Projections.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions for colour DPI images.

Plaque for Monochrome Projections.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions for mono DPI images.

The Chairmans Shield for Colour Prints.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions for colour prints.

The Bill Perkins Cup for Monochrome Prints.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions for mono prints.

The following Trophies are separate from the point scoring Competitions:


The Charles Marshman Memorial Trophy

The best image from the Architecture competition (colour or mono), chosen by the judge.

The Ron Cockerton Memorial Rose Bowl

The best Landscape, Seascape, Skyscape or Cityscape image from the relevant competition category (colour or mono), chosen by the judge.


The Nigel Trapnell Trophy

The best image from the Flora & Fauna competition (colour or mono), chosen by the judge.

The Dicks Trophy

For En-Prints in 6”x4” or 7”x5” format only. Entry to this Competition is open to “B” group members who have not entered any other designated competition.
Each member may enter up to two En-Prints marked on the back with the title and member’s Club number; no names or initials must be visible. No En-Print may be entered more than once in the competition and the photographs must have been taken in the preceding year. The popular vote of members present will decide the Winner of the Trophy.


The Alan Escott Cup
Awarded to non-committee members who are deemed to have been most helpful to the club in the past year. Not awarded to same person in successive years and not necessarily awarded every year.

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