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The Societies' Monthly Image Competition Rules


Rules of the Monthly Image Competition
  1. Entrant must have captured and created the original exposure.
  2. All digital manipulation must have been performed by the entrant.
  3. Any images that violate copyright, trademark or any other applicable law will be disqualified.
  4. The entrant’s name, or any other distinguishing marks, must not appear on the face of the image.
  5. Only one image per category per month is to be entered.
  6. No entry will be eligible that has been made under the supervision of an instructor or as a class assignment.
  7. No image that receives a Gold award or a Merit in the 20x16"annual competition may be entered more than once under any condition.
  8. No exact same image may be entered into more than one category.
  9. Any images uploaded which are not correctly named will be automatically disqualified.
  10. Any entry which has been reproduced from an existing photograph, portrait, graphic or any other artwork produced by another person is a violation of the competition rules and will be disqualified.
  11. Entrants agree that any photograph entered may be used by The Societies and or Professional Imagemaker in any of the publications, printed materials, or electronic media. Also the image may be used for promotional use by The Societies, unless otherwise agreed.
  12. Images entered into Wedding Avant Garde and Wedding Traditional must have been taken on the day the register was signed and must be commissioned work only.
  13. Prizes will not be awarded if the winner does not attend the annual awards presentation or provides an acceptable reason for absence.
  14. By uploading and entering in to the Societies' Monthly Competition, You agree to have read and fully understood the Rules of the Competition and Category Definitions.
  15. Only open to current Societies' Members
  16. We reserve the right to: change or modify the rules without notice.


To upload your competition entries, follow these simple instructions:

  1. To prepare your images for upload please open with an appropriate program.
  2. Make sure your image is 2000 pixels on the longest side and there are no names or distinguishing marks on the entry. No bigger than 2000 pixels on the longest side
  3. Select ‘Save As’ from the menu and ensure that the following information is entered as the file name: Your Name (followed by the Category (ie landscape), followed by the month (ie February) followed by your country of origin (England, USA etc) and year For example John_Jones_landscape_February_UK_14.jpg
  4. Click the following link The Societies Monthly Image Competition
  5. Go to login - Forgotten the login instructions? - no problem visit the Forum
    http://bppa.ws/forum/index.php/topic,21861.0.html
  6. You will now be able to upload your images.
  7. Go to 'Upload File'
  8. Click on Album and choose the category
  9. Browse for the image that you would like to enter and double click.
  10. Click the Submit button at the foot of the page to upload the image.
  11. To submit more images (to other categories) go to 'Upload File'
Important Points To Remember

FAILURE TO TITLE YOUR IMAGE AS ABOVE WILL RESULT IN YOUR IMAGES BEING DELETED
ALSO UPLOAD ONLY ONE PRINT PER CATEGORY
MAX FILE SIZE 2MBs


Print Comp guideReasons why you may not be able to log on or upload
Cache full on your PC
Your ISP Proxy Server
Broadband connection speed may have dropped
Cookies should be enabled
Security setting set to high
Firewall settings to high
Too many programmes open at the same time on your PC
Our server may be busy with other members uploading
Plus about another 1,000,000 other possible reasons
You could try login on from a different computer
Please note in the image title the following information must be entered Name Category ie Landscape,Country
Remember to log out before leaving the site.

Preparing your images for upload:

All files should be in Jpeg format
Files shall be maximum 2000 pixels on the longest side (landscape or portrait format) at 200dpi

If you have any technical questions please drop me an email.

Possible reasons why files will not upload No category chosen
File too big (keep below 2mb)

Categories:
Advertising and Commercial | Architectural | Baby | Boudoir and Beauty | Children | Digital Art | Documentary | Events | Fashion | Landscapes | Macro and Close-up | Maternity | Media | Monochrome | Nature | Open Avant Garde | Pet Portrait | Pictorial and Fine Art | Portrait Avant Garde | Portrait Environmental | Portrait Studio | Sport | Travel | Wedding Avant Garde | Wedding Photojournalistic | Wedding Traditional | Wildlife | 4-in-1 (Wedding)

Click here for the Category Definitions

Link to upload page: The Societies' Monthly Image Competition
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