Photogenesis Competitions

Clarifying Photogenesis Competitions:

1. PRINT COMPETITIONS

1A. SMALL COLOR Prints:

Small prints are any print that fits on an 11” X 14” matt board. There are 3 Small Color Print Competitions each year. There are two separate divisions of competition …”Class A” and “Class B.” You may enter up to 4 images as regular entries. All 4 entries will be scored and honors given as determined at each competition. All 4 entries will be entered into the database, but only the 3 highest scores will be counted for standings. This is to encourage members to submit as their 4th entry an image they would like to try out to see how it does in competition or to receive comments on.

You may enter up to 4 make-up entries on a separate entry form. These entries will also be scored and awarded honors as determined during the competition. We do not discriminate between regular and make-up entries for honors. A full compliment of image entries for the year is 9 entries whose scores are counted towards the standings. At the end of the year, if you have entered 9 or less images, all of their scores will be counted when calculating the standings. If during the year you have entered more than 9 images, only the 9 highest scores will be counted when calculating the final standings.

1B. SMALL BLACK & WHITE (MONOCHROME) Prints:

Small prints are any print that fits on an 11” X 14” matt board. There are 3 Small B & W Print Competitions each year. There is one “Open” division of competition for large prints. You may enter up to 3 images as regular entries. All 3 entries will be scored and honors given as determined at each competition. All 3 entries will be entered into the database, but only the 2 highest scores will be counted for standings. This is to encourage members to submit as their 3rd entry an image they would like to try out to see how it does in competition or to receive comments on.

You may enter up to 3 make-up entries on a separate entry form. These entries will also be scored and awarded honors as determined during the competition. We do not discriminate between regular and make-up entries for honors. A full complement of image entries for the year is 6 entries whose scores are counted towards the standings. At the end of the year, if you have entered 6 or less images, all of their scores will be counted when calculating the standings. If during the year you have entered more than 6 images, only the 6 highest scores will be counted when calculating the final standings.

1C. LARGE Prints (Color and Mono):

Large prints are any print that fits on a 16” X 20” matt board. There are 3 Large Color Print Competitions each year. There is one “Open” division of competition for large prints. You may enter up to 3 large prints as regular entries. All 3 entries will be scored and honors given as determined at each competition. All 3 entries will be entered into the database, but only the 2 highest scores will be counted for standings. This is to encourage members to submit as their 3rd entry an image they would like to try out to see how it does in competition or to receive comments on. You may enter up to 3 make-up entries on a separate entry form. These entries will also be scored and awarded honors as determined during the competition. We do not discriminate between regular and make-up entries for honors.

A full compliment of large print entries for the year is 6 entries whose scores are counted towards the standings. At the end of the year, if you have entered 6 or less large prints, all of their scores will be counted when calculating the standings. If during the year you have entered more than 6 large prints, only the 6 highest scores will be counted when calculating the final standings.

2. DIGITAL PROJECTED IMAGE COMPETITIONS

2A.(DPI):

DPI are images which will be projected onto a screen for judging. There are 4 DPI Competitions held each year. There are two separate divisions of competition …”Class A” and “Class B.” You may enter up to 4 images per contest. All 4 entries will be scored and honors given as determined at each competition. All 4 entries will be entered into the database, but only the 3 highest scores will be counted for standings. This is to encourage members to submit as their 4th entry an image they would like to try out to see how it does in competition or to receive comments on.

You may enter up to 4 make-up entries. These entries will also be scored and awarded honors as determined during the competition. We do not discriminate between regular and make-up entries for honors. A full complement of DPI image entries for the year is 12 entries whose scores are counted towards the standings. At the end of the year, if you have entered 12 or less images, all of their scores will be counted when calculating the standings. If during the year you have entered more than 12 images, only the 12 highest scores will be counted when calculating the final standings.

Summary of Competitions (Print Competitions are held on the same nights while the DPI Competitions are held on different nights)

Competition Type      Class Number of Competitions Per Year Entries Per Competition # of Images for Full Complement
Small Color Print 11” X 14”    A & B           3              4        9
Small B & W Print 11” X 14”       C           3              3        6
Large Color or B&W Print          16” X 20”       C           3              3        6
DPI                     1024 X 768 Pixels     A & B           4              4       12

Class A = Photogenesis I

Class B = Photogenesis II

Class C = Combined/Open Class Photogenesis I & II