Canterbury Photographic Society


Competition Rules

Annual Competition Rules


Competition Rules for Annual Digital Images  2019/2020

and Annual Print 2019/2020



Each member may enter a maximum total of four images, with no more than one in each of the categories.

The Categories are: Pictorial (Open), Landscape/Seascape, Record, Creative, Portrait (Human), Animal Portrait, and Nature/Wildlife sections.


Images previously used in League Competitions may be used again in this competition.


Images for the Pictorial Section can be of any subject (Open).


Record Section images should show detail of item to enable it to be reproduced.


Entries into the Creative Section must originate from a photographed image. All elemants must be from original works by the photographer.


There are two Portrait Sections: Human portraits and Animal portraits.


Nature/Wildlife are combined in one category. As per club guidelines; "Nature includes images taken with the subjects in controlled conditions, such as zoos, game farms, botanical gardens, aquariums and any enclosure where the subjects are totally dependent on man for food.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement."





Projected Digital images (PDI):

Images will be required to be provided to the digital image secretary on the date shown in the programme and no later. Images may be black and white/monochrome or coloured. Images must be presented in jpg format of maximum quality, with a maximum size of 1600 x 1200 pixels and e-mailed to the Digital Images Secretary or recorded on a compact disc marked with the name of the entrant. Labels should not be attached to CDs because they may damage equipment. Portrait mode images should be reduced to suit the height of 1200 pixels and placed in the centre of the 1600 x 1200 image file for projection.


To be accepted, each image must have its filename in the following form.

The title in upper case letters, one space, by, one space, name of photographer.


For example:    ON THE BEACH - Joe Green.jpg

Or                     IN THE SEA - Jill Brown.jpg


Images should be e-mailed to Philip Wells at or the CD handed in on the due date. Your entry must indicate which image is to be included in which section. This can be in an attached word document, in the text area of the e-mail, or on note paper with the CD.




Printed Images:


Images for the Print Competition  must be handed to the Print Secretary Sandy Littlejohn on the due date, accompanied by an Entry Form.


Should the number of entries received be greater than that deemed to be manageable in one evening, then one of the four images will be excluded. You are to indicate when submitting your entry which one of the four images should be excluded.