The annual Interclub Competition is a competition among individual photographers in the four Ottawa-area photo clubs. The 2020 competition dates are as follows:
Web Site Opens for Submission: Jan 1, 2020
Submission Deadline: Mid – Mar (TBA), 2020
Presentation Date : April 7, 2020
Presentation is held in Clark Hall, at the RA Centre (2451 Riverside Dr.) from 19:30 – 21:30hrs (doors open at 18:30hrs). There is no cost to attend. The presentation is open to everyone, regardless if you submitted an image(s) or not.
There are two categories:
1) on topic
The 2020 ON TOPIC subject is Dusk to Dawn – defined as the period of time immediately after sunset to immediately before sunrise. No actual sunsets or sunrises. So, the blue hour is within the competition parameters; the golden hour is not.
The GENERAL category is an open category.
Each member can enter a maximum of three (3) images. These images can be either in digital and/or print format. (See below for further details on each format.) At least one of these images must be under the on topic category, “Dusk to Dawn”. Note that all three images can be submitted under the on topic category, if the member wishes to do so.
All entries, regardless of format, must be received by midnight TBA, 2020.
There is no cost to submit an image.
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.
There is no timeframe in which the images must be captured. Archived images are accepted. However, 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 “Dusk to Dawn” 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.
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 “Dusk to Dawn” shall be judged separately from “GENERAL” images. General images will be judged before on topic images.
Prints shall be judged separately from digital 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.
On presentation night, judges will be asked to make comments on as many images as time permits.
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 honors. 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 honorable mention will become third.