The annual Interclub Competition is a competition among individual photographers in the four Ottawa-area photo clubs, and the 2018 competition is approaching quickly so please note the following dates:
Web Site Opens for Submission: January 1, 2018
Submission Deadline: March 21, 2018
Judging Night (at the RA Centre): March 22, 2018
Presentation Date (at the RA Centre): April 3, 2018
The 2018 ON TOPIC is FLUIDITY – The quality or state of being fluid, the ability of a substance to flow.
There is also a GENERAL category.
All entries, regardless of format, must be received by midnight March 21st, 2018.
An image that has been entered and accepted by the judges in a previous Interclub Competition cannot be re-entered in another year (in any medium) unless it is drastically altered and becomes, in fact, a totally different photograph. Most alterations by cropping do not qualify.
Individual on topic images that do not apply to the definition of “FLUIDITY” will be disqualified. This will be left to the discretion of the judges. Disqualified images will not be reallocated to the General category. However, they may be entered in future Interclub competitions provided they comply with the Guidelines associated with those future competitions.
Each member can enter a maximum of three (3) images. At least one of these must be on the topic, “FLUIDITY”.
If you are submitting three entries one entry must be tagged as ‘optional’. This will be used to reduce the number of entries, if necessary. The maximum number of entries acceptable in competition from all source clubs has been tentatively set at 200 for this year. This limit is at the entire discretion of the Interclub Competition administrators.
To make a submission on the website you must first register at interclub.raphotoclub.ca.
Registration requires the person’s name, club affiliation, email address, and choice of password. Login ids and passwords from previous interclub competitions are valid.
Once you are registered you will go to the submissions upload page. Select your images for upload using the “Click to select files” tab. In the open dialogue showing your selected images, enter the Title, Category, Media, and choose which of your three images is optional. Then you should click on the right side arrow button to upload your images one at a time. You can if you wish re-enter the website using your login name and password and change any selection of images you have submitted up to the submission deadline time. By submitting images for the Competition you attest that:
You will retain copyright of your submissions at all times and will always be credited with your name alongside your pictures.
Each digital image file shall be submitted in the following format:
Each print entry shall be submitted in the following format:
The following must appear on the back of the print entry:
On topic images “FLUIDITY” shall be judged separately from “GENERAL” images. General images will be judged before on topic images.
Prints shall be judged separately from digital images. Both prints and digital images in each category will be judged as one group of images.
Judging will take place before the competition presentation night. Only the judges and officially designated volunteers will be permitted entry on the judging night. Officially designated volunteers are those people selected by their respective clubs to assist with the judging activities.
On presentation night, judges will be asked to make comments on as many images as time permits.
Scores will only be announced for images that have obtained 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and Best in Show.
First, second and third prizes will be awarded for each of the following four categories:
In addition, one entry will be selected as Best-in-Show.
The Best-in-Show image will be determined based on individual entry scores. The Best-in-Show image will constitute a separate category and the selected entry will not be considered for individual category honours. In the category from which the Best-in-Show image is selected, the second place image will become first, the third will become second and the highest scoring honourable mention will become third.