Print Division Competition Rules

General

No entry that receives Photographic Points, may be submitted more than once, unless the composition has been substantially changed, nor may the work or a near duplicate be submitted in more than one of the Projection or Print competitions. Enhanced photographs can be entered into all competitions. These images must come from a photograph or montage of photographs taken by the entrant on film or electronically recorded. Any enhancement other than overall color and contrast control must be made by the photographer. The original image must be created in a camera.

Tacoma Photographic Society Bylaws; Article 12, Section 6, Subsection (a)

Judging

Prints entered into Division Competition will be judged by a panel of 4 judges. 3 of the four judge’s scores will be used to assign a score to the image. Please review the Society’s Bylaws for further details on Judges Scoring and how they apply to your photographic points and awards

Popular Vote

Prints entered into both Division and Assigned Topic Competitions will be voted on by all in attendance to determine the best images by Popular Vote. Images will be awarded First, Second, and Third Place according to the tally. Ties will not be broken.

Number of Entries

Members may enter two prints into each competition (Division or Assigned Topic).

You may select one print in the Division Competition for comments and critique during the second half of the meeting, after all of the prints have been judged.

Print Size and Mounting

Prints must be securely mounted to a rigid backer board. Foam core, mat board, or similar mounting material is acceptable.

Prints (single image surface) may range from 8 x 10 inches up to, but not exceeding, 16 x 20 inches. Prints mounted on backing greater than 16 x 20 inches will be subject to disqualification.

Framed Pictures; Canvas Wrapped Pictures; Acrylic or Metal Printed Pictures will not be accepted!

Identification of Prints

Please label the BACK of each print, in the upper right-hand corner with the following information:

  • Your name and address (as submitted on your online entry)
  • The print title (as submitted on your online entry)
  • An Arrow indicating which side is the TOP of the print

Method of Entry

Each Monthly Print Competition is open to entry for a two week period prior to the date of the competition. The last day for entries is 2 days prior to the competition. Entries received after the close will be accepted at the sole discretion of the Print Division Secretary.

Please check the Society’s Calendar for the exact dates of meetings and competitions. Detailed entry forms and instructions will be found in the event post.

Event Calendar Link

Click here to open the Society’s Calendar, showing only competitions open for entry.