Members enter competitions under Group “A” or Group “B”.


Group B members who have not entered any other designated competition may enter the Dicks Trophy. However, if there are no Group B members who qualify then at the committee’s discretion the trophy could be opened up to all in 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, starting with A Group then B Group, followed by 3rd choice A Group, then B Group to ensure that there are no more that approximately 80 entries, the final number being the decision of the 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.


Competitions will normally be judged by a neutral judge who will award ONE First, ONE Second, ONE Third, TWO Highly Commended and as many Commended as he/she feels suitable in each section.


As per the projection competitions, if there are too many images to judge, the 4th and if necessary 3rd image preferences will be removed from the competition.


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 Competition Secretary and/or Committee reserve the right to reject entries which they consider do not comply with these Rules.


Scoring is as follows:
First place SIX points
Second place FOUR points
Third place THREE points
Highly Commended TWO point
Commended ONE point

Prints and projection images re-use:
Commended and non-scoring images are eligible for re-entry into future competitions, but there must be a gap of at least one round between those entries. 1st 2nd & 3rd Places are not eligible for future club competitions. The same image cannot be used for club print and projection, colour & mono competitions.


Participation points will be awarded to each member who enters competitions, excluding Trophy competitions. One point will be awarded per person for one or more Mono entries and one point per person will be awarded for one or more Colour entries. No person will be awarded more than two participation points per competition.


The President’s Shield for Colour Projections.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions.
A maximum of two colour projections may be entered for each competition.


A plaque for Monochrome Projections.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions.
A maximum of two monochrome projections may be entered for each competition.


The Bill Perkins Cup for Monochrome Prints.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions.
A maximum of two monochrome prints may be entered for each competition.


The Chairmans Shield for Colour Prints.
The winner will have the highest cumulative total over the season’s competitions.
A maximum of two colour prints may be entered for each competition.

The following Trophies are separate from the point scoring Competitions:


The Charles Marshman Memorial Trophy

For a set of three prints of an Architectural subject. One overall winner from A or B group
Either monochrome or colour prints. Entries will be judged as a set of three and may be entered only once in this competition. Maximum 2 sets.


The Ron Cockerton Memorial Rose Bowl

For a set of five projections depicting a Landscape, Seascape, Skyscape or Cityscape. One overall winner from A or B group. Judged as a set of four plus a fifth image of all four together in a postcard style, may be entered only once in this competition. Maximum 2 sets.


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 Nigel Trapnell Trophy

For Wild Flora & Fauna of the world. To be competed for annually, will be awarded from entries to the second projections competition judged this year on 29 November 2018. Projections – One overall winner from A or B group.


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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