The Competition Rules
Here are the competition rules for the 2023-2024 season – please read them carefully as there have been changes since previous seasons. (V4.1 02Sep22)
About Print Competitions
Mounting your prints can be daunting, here is some help and guidance to get you started (you will need to be logged into the Members Area to read) If you are unsure about labelling your prints help is at hand here . Here are the labels for our print leagues (use either the Word or PDF version):
Here are the labels for the Clive Harrison Trophy (use either the Word or the PDF version):
Guidance from the SCPF about entering images into competitions
Here is a short paper on how SCPF judges will mark your images. There are lots of photography workshops available to club members.
Images from workshops can be entered into competitions but please do have a look at these guidelines that have been given to our SCPF judges.
The judges of the SCPF have held ‘Judging Question Time’ seminars when club representatives from across the whole federation have asked specific questions and raised member’s concerns. These Q&A seminars provide useful feedback to our judges and just as important help club members in general to understand the background as to how their images will be “judged”.
Enter your images here via the Uploader
Here are the instructions for using the Uploader (V1.0). Please do read them if you are having difficulties with the Uploader.
Please note that the “permissions” options on the “load your image menu” in the Uploader no longer apply and will be ignored – all images submitted for competition may be used externally on the website or social media. This a change from previous seasons .
Also remember: There are three options once in the Uploader: Leagues , Other competitions and Exhibition. For the Theme competitions, you will need to select “Other competitions”
If you continue to have difficulties with the Uploader please contact our Internal Competition Secretary via email here.
In the meantime If you are unsure how to size your images help is at hand here.
Digital Images submitted for all our competitions must comply with the following specification.
Maximum width: 1600 pixels Maximum height: 1200 pixels
File type: JPG with file extension *****.jpg
Image bit depth: 8 bit
Colour space: sRGB
All images must have an Embedded Colour Profile, commonly sRGB IEC61966-2.1