1) Only work from paid up members shall be accepted.
2) All images shall be the member’s own work.
3) Each entry shall have a title (or be identified as ‘No Title 1,2……’), which shall be announced
during the judging. The text shall be clearly legible else it shall be announced “No Title”
4) Each entrant will normally be allowed two entries in each competition. The competition
Secretary may limit the number of entries from each individual based on the total number of entries.
5) The Competition secretary will send an invitation for entries to the competition to all members
detailing the type of competition and closing date for submissions
6) Competitors shall be divided into ability Groups (see chapter ‘Groups’). If the number of
competitors is considered too low the groups shall be amalgamated.
MEDIA SPECIFIC RULES
1) All prints shall be mounted on stiff card and clearly labelled with the title and photographers name.
The maximum size of mounted prints shall be 40 x 50 cm.
2) To ensure the start of judging by 8 PM, on competition evenings, labelled entries shall be
handed in by 7.45 PM. Late entries cannot be accepted.
3) The rear of image mounts must be free of any residual adhesive, un-dried ink or any abrasive
material that may damage other entries.
4) Labels or text should be positioned to indicate the correct print display orientation.
5) Prints may be commercially processed. Prints framed with glass or other hazardous material
shall not be accepted.
1) Images shall be in a JPEG format. Each image shall be named as Forename^Surname-Title+Priority
%Group.jpg. Where “Priority” and “Group” is either 1 or 2. Example; Larry^Loafer-Laying
About+1%2.jpg is the highest priority image for an entry in group 2. See also chapter “PRESENTATION
2) Entries shall be submitted to the Competition Secretary or a designated member of the
Committee by email.
SUBJECT SPECIFIC RULES
1) This section applies only to competitions that are explicitly natural history topics. It does not
apply to natural history contained within submissions to general competitions.
2) There shall be no manipulation of the image that causes misrepresentation of the subject or the
environment in which it is found.
1) Entries shall be marked out of 20 points. Judges may award more than one 20 in each Group.
The quarterly judge shall be asked to nominate the best image of the evening in each group.
2) For each of the four quarterly competitions, the highest individual mark is carried forward to
the annual total.
3) Each entry may be submitted into one quarterly only. Images used in a Quarterly may be used in other
competitions and vice versa. Any image may only be used a maximum of two times in competition with
the exception of the “Print of the Year” competition.
4) Where there is a tie, the place numbering shall continue consecutively.
5) Specific competition awards.
COMPETITION SHIELD (Group 1) HORSHAM PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY SHIELD (Group 2)
Awarded to the member with the highest marks in the Quarterly Print Competitions.
1) The images may be mounted individually, as a group on one mount, or printed as a composite
image on a single sheet. If mounted individually the competitor must number each print and
define the required arrangement as a sketch on the rear of the first image in the set.
2) The marking shall be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and three highly commended images.
3) Specific competition awards
THE MIKE VARLEY CUP(Group 1) TBD Trophy (Group 2)
Awarded for the first place single set or panel of four printed images.
THE MIKE VARLEY CUP (Shared between Group 1 and Group 2)
Awarded for the first place panel of four printed images
THE BAKER CUP (Shared between Group 1 and Group 2)
Awarded for the first place panel of three to five printed images.
SET SUBJECT COMPETITIONS
1) The subject is defined in the annual programme
2) The interpretation of the subject material is at the judge’s discretion
3) The marking shall be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and three highly commended images.
PRINT OF THE YEAR
1) Any image not entered into a previous “Print Of The Year” competitions is eligible.
2) The marking shall be 1st, 2nd, 3rd and three highly commended images
3) Specific competition awards
LINTOTT CUP (Shared between Group 1 and Group 2) (Group
Awarded for the first place in the Print Of The Year print competition.
1) Trophies which are awarded become the responsibility of members whilst in their possession.
The member shall repair, or replace any damaged, lost or stolen trophies.
2) Trophies shall be returned to the Committee by 30 November each year, or if and when a
3) The Committee shall review the quantity and relevance of the trophies awarded.
4) The Committee shall decide reassignment or disposal of redundant trophies.
1) To provide a balanced competitive environment there shall be two capability groups
Intermediate and Advanced.
2) New members may themselves suggest the group in which they wish to compete. However, the
actual decision rests with the committee so as to prevent inappropriate competition in the
3) The annual winner of the main competition, Group 2 shall automatically be promoted to Group
1. Further members may be promoted between categories by The Committee in order to
sustain a competitive environment.
4) Members may request migration between groups which may be granted by committee review.
This section is for guidance only
The digital projector used is an EPSON TW2000.
This projector has a native resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high. The image
management system used will accept most any sized image and automatically convert it to fit the
projector. This could be at the expense of image characteristics which may be of interest to the
competitor. It is advisable, but not necessary that the competitor size their own images accordingly.
The expected colour profile is “sRGB IE61966-2.1”. It is assumed that an image file that is not
tagged with a colour profile is to be treated as “sRGB IE61966-2.1”. It is good practice to ensure that
the images are presented in correct colour profile and tagged as such. Other profiles such as Adobe
RGB will probably be converted to “sRGB IE61966-2.1” using relative colorimetric rendering intent.
23 March 2011
Major layout and content changes. There are a number of trophies yet to be selected.
29 March 2011
Grammatical changes, removal of “image priority” from the digital file name syntax, clarification of
para 1 in Print Of The Year. There are a number of trophies yet to be selected.
01 April 2011
Chapter “Subject Specific Rules” added.
09 April 2011
In “Digital Media” make reference to “PRESENTATION ENVIRONMENT”
28 November 2016
Inclusion of rules governing print size and limit of 2 uses of any image.
Inclusion of Priority in digital image format.
Rationalization of trophies