The Pen and Camera Club of Methodism

Founded 1904



Exhibition Rules

                 1.  All Members and Associates are eligible to enter the Exhibition, regardless of whether or not they are
                
contributing to any circle..  

                 2.  It is an "Open" exhibition, which means that the subject matter of the pictures will be left to the discretion of
                
the  entrant.  

3.  No print or projected image (Slide or Digital) will be accepted that has been included in one of our previous Exhibitions.   Any image taken with a camera and recorded on film or by electronic means is eligible, provided the whole copyright is that of the author.   Once an image has been entered in an annual exhibition in modified form it is not eligible in future years in further modified form.

4.  Prints, which may be of any size, must have been made within the last two years (the negatives may be of any age) and should be mounted on a card mount of size 20" x 16" (510mm x 407mm).   Prints should have  the title and the member's name and address on the back of the mount.  This means that prints with “Old   Stickers” on the back are not eligible. The title may also be added on the front if desired. Any print that contains a colour, other than a shade of black/grey, should be entered in the colour print section, unless the colour is a continuous tone affecting the whole print (eg sepia).

5. Colour slides can be of any age but must be correctly spotted (top right hand corner, facing the projector lamp, when inserted into the gate).  Whether or not they are mounted between glass is left to the discretion of the entrant.   They must have the title and the member's name on the slide mount. Slides can be "as taken" or produced from a digital original.

6. Projected Digital Images. These should be in .jpg format with a pixcel size of 1024x768.If in landscape format then the vertical should be no larger than 768. The file size should be 400Kb or near.

7. MONOCHROME PRINTS
There are two categories in the Monochrome section:

1.  SET OF THREE RELATED PRINTS, the "set of three" must be clearly nominated as such by the entrant

2.  THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTS

An award will be made to the best set of three prints and the best individual monochrome print.  All prints submitted are eligible for the Individual award.

8. COLOUR PRINTS
There are two categories in the Colour section:

1.  SET OF THREE RELATED PRINTS, the "set of three" must be clearly nominated as such by the entrant.

2.  THREE INDIVIDUAL PRINTS

An award will be made to the best set of three prints and the best individual colour print.  All prints submitted are eligible for the Individual award.

The maximum entry will be SIX PRINTS;  the entrant choosing two categories from the four specified above.

The "Outdoors" Trophy.   All prints submitted to the exhibition are eligible for this award. 

Of the prints entered, both monochrome and colour, the judge will select the one that he/she considers best illustrates "The Outdoors". This print will be awarded the trophy. 

9. SLIDES

The maximum entry will be TWO SLIDES per member.   An award will be made to the BEST INDIVIDUAL SLIDE. Home or Trade processed slides are acceptable.   

10. PROJECTED DIGITAL IMAGES.  

The maximum entry will be TWO IMAGES per member.   An award will be made to the BEST INDIVIDUAL IMAGE.

11.. The judges will place the entries in 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and will award Highly Commended and Commended certificates at their discretion.   They will make written comments on the winning entries.

12. The judges will award the following trophies:

                Wesley Garratt Trophy           -               Best Set of 3 Monochrome Prints

                Featherstone Trophy              -               Best Individual Monochrome Print

                90th Anniversary Trophy        -               Best Entry of 3 Colour Prints

                J.H.Bissett Trophy                   -               Best Individual Colour Print

                W.A.Bramwell Trophy             -               Best Individual Digital Image

                A.Marshall Trophy                   -               Best Individual Colour Slide

                F.Davies Trophy                      -               Best Print (Colour or Mono.) Representing "The Outdoors"

PLEASE NOTE;  Whilst every care will be taken of entries members enter them at their own risk and no responsibility can be taken for damage or loss.

Please pack your entry carefully, paying particular attention to glass mounts and print corners.   If you are unable to attend the reunion please enclose return postage - preferably attached to a self-addressed label -and make sure that your packaging is re-usable, with a minimum of sticky tape.   If you are arranging for another member to collect your work then please give particulars when submitting your entry.