Winchester Photographic Society’s 85th Annual Print Exhibition 2018

Terms and Conditions for the WPS 2018 Print Exhibition

1   Entrants   Entrants must be fully paid up members of Winchester Photographic Society  
2   Cost of Entry   Cost of entry is £2.00 per image except for Class B which is £2.00 per set.  
3   Number of entries   30 images maximum. No more than 4 images per Class except in Class B where only one set may be entered with each set counting as 1 image towards the total number of images.  
4   Images   An image must not have been accepted in a previous Winchester Photographic Society exhibition.  
5   Copyright   Entrants must own the copyright of all elements of their images and may be asked to provide suitable evidence – failure to do so may result in disqualification.  
6   Entry   No entry shall be eligible for more than one Class.  
7   Monochrome   Monochrome is defined as paper base plus one colour.  
8   Class Rules      
    Class D Taken in Hampshire   Entries must be taken indoors or outdoors in Hampshire, but not in a studio or in your home.  
    Class F Nature   Entries must conform to the FIAP definition given here. Definitions of Nature and Wildlife on the FIAP website  
    Class G Street   Entries should be an image of life within a public space captured at a decisive or poignant moment.  
    Class H Action   Entries should capture the feeling and notion of movement.  

Class I  Straight out of the Camera

  • Images may be taken in RAW or jpg formats.
  • The use of sliders in RAW converters is permitted.
  • No techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove pictorial element except by cropping are permitted.
  • The use of digital filters inside or outside the camera (e.g. NIK filters) or image stitching are not permitted.
  • Techniques that remove elements added by the camera such as dust spots and digital noise are permitted.
  • All allowed adjustments must retain the integrity of the original scene as seen by the photographer.
    Class K Creative  
  • Images produced through the use of imaginative skill or originality of thought including the altering of reality.
  • All the elements of the image must originate from a camera or scanner and be the copyright of the entrant.
 9   Print Mounts  
  • Prints must be mounted on board measuring 40 cm x 50 cm, not exceeding 4mm in overall thickness and clearly marked on the back with the author’s name, the title and the Class.
  • If you wish to sell any prints that are chosen for the exhibition please add the letter “S” after the title on the back of each print.
  • Please note: The Exhibition Coordinator reserves the right to reject any prints mounted in such a way that they may cause damage to another print.
  • All prints that are accepted into the exhibition will be framed for hanging by the organisers.
  • The frames used are unglazed lightweight aluminium, made to take 40 cm x 50 cm mounts with a leeway of a few mm either way.
  • The mounts are held in place with clips that will not damage the mountboard.
10   Judging  
  • All entries accepted for the exhibition will be shown to the judges who will jointly select the winners in each Class.
  • Certificates of Merit may also be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
  • The judges have the right to withhold any award in any Class. Their decision is final.
11   Results   
  • Entrants will be notified of their results by the 3rd April and the winning entries in each Class will be posted on the Society’s website.
  • Winning entries may also be published in the local press unless requested otherwise by the author to the Exhibition Coordinator.
12   Catalogues   All entrants will receive a catalogue of the exhibition.  
13   Care of entries   Every care will be taken of the entries but no responsibility can be taken for damage or loss.  
14   Acceptance   The submission of entries will be taken as acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.  



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