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Ards Camera Club Info ...

Website: www.ardscameraclub.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cameraclubards

Email:
secretaryardscameraclub@gmail.com


Programme: 2020 - 2021 - (Fri Evenings) Click here

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Monthly Club Competitions

For Genres / Themes see NIPA section below - 'Genres / Themes for NIPA Inter-Club Competitions'


Monthly
Competition Rules - click here (pdf file) (Amended Sep 2019)


Monthly Competition Entry Form
- click here (pdf file)

Size of Entry:


Prints:  For all 5 rounds, prints may be any size on a maximum mount size of 40cm x 30cm

Important note regarding prints for 2020 - 21 season due to COVID 19

For the ‘print’ competitions (Mono and Colour) a digital image will be submitted instead. Any digital images judged as prints that are awarded a ‘Star’, entrants will be requested to have the images printed and mounted for the Interclub Top Print Competition at year end i.e. May 2021.

These proposals are designed to reduce the need for print handling / conveyance in the current climate, and, at the same time retain the integrity of the competition process until a return to normal business.

PDIs:
 Must be in jpeg format and sRGB colour space.
            Sized to a maximum of 1600 pixels wide and a maximum of 1200 pixels high.

N.B
.  Tutorials on resizing images for PDIs are available below


Annual Exhibition 2019

Closing Date for entries: Friday 12 April 2019

Exhibition - Rules - 'pdf' file - (amended Apr 2019)

Entry form - Prints - 'pdf' file - (2019)
Entry form - Prints - 'Word' .doc - (2019)

Entry form - PDIs - 'pdf' file - (2019)
Entry form - PDIs - 'Word' .doc - (2019)


Triptych / Three Related Images Competition

Rules -
click here (pdf file) (Amended Mar 2012)



Tutorials


Resizing images for Projected Digital Image Competitions (PDI)
Two tutorials are available below, one as a pdf document the other as a video.


Projected Digital Images (PDI) - Resizing Tutorial - click here (pdf file)
The PDI tutorial on the link above is for the previous NIPA standard of 1400px wide x 1050px high. When using this tutorial please replace 1400px with 1600px and 1050px with 1200px.


PDI Image Resizing Guide in Adobe Photoshop
- YouTube video
A brief description of the PDI sizes, and how to resize any image to fit a particular projector size. Note: Please refer to the 1600 x 1200px size only.




Latest hand in dates at the club for other NIPA Competitions
 2020 - 2021


(New dates will be added when available)
(These dates are to enable entries to be taken to the respective NIPA council meeting)

Note: All entries will be PDIs this season 2020 - 21. See COVID 19 note above.


Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the NIPA website


> NIPA Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition
  

> NIPA Novice Competition

   
> NIPA Audio-Visual Festival

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NIPA Annual Print Exhibition and Projected Digital Image (PDI) Exhibition



The above dates may be subject to change.



Constitution/Rules and Child Protection Policy

Ards Camera Club Constitution/Rules -
click here
(pdf file)

Child Protection Policy -
click here
(pdf file)
(Ards Camera Club has adopted the NIPA Child Protection Policy)




NIPA (Northern Ireland Photographic Association) Info ... 


NIPA Website:
www.niphoto.co.uk

Email: nipa.secretary@gmail.com

Programme: 2020 - 2021 Click here



Genres / Themes for NIPA Inter-Club Competitions

Note: Rounds 1, 3 and 5 subjects are 'Open'

2020 / 21
Round 2 (genre): Abstract Photography
Round 4 (theme): Emotion

2021 / 22
Round 2 (genre): Street Photography
Round 4 (theme): Human Impact on the Environment

2022 / 23
Round 2 (genre): Night Photography
Round 4 (theme): Industry

2023 / 24
Round 2 (genre): Still Life Photography
Round 4 (theme): Entertainment / Arts

The following themes were also considered by Council to be strong and may be used in subsequent years: water / seasons / food / reflections.



Size of Entry:


Prints:  For all 5 rounds, prints may be any size on a maximum mount size of 40cm x 30cm

Important note regarding prints for 2020 - 21 season due to COVID 19

For the ‘print’ competitions (Mono and Colour) a digital image will be submitted instead. Any digital images judged as prints that are awarded a ‘Star’, entrants will be requested to have the images printed and mounted for the Interclub Top Print Competition at year end i.e. May 2021.

These proposals are designed to reduce the need for print handling / conveyance in the current climate, and, at the same time retain the integrity of the competition process until a return to normal business.

PDIs:  Must be in jpeg format and sRGB colour space.
            Sized to a maximum of 1600 pixels wide and a maximum of 1200 pixels high
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N.B.  Tutorials on resizing images for PDIs are available in the club section above



PAGB (Photographic Alliance of Great Britain) Info ... 


PAGB website: www.thepagb.org.uk

 


PAGB Newsletters

The PAGB produces an e-mail newsletter, e-news. Anyone can subscribe to the newsletter circulation list.

Click here for your free subscription also Current and Back Issues of e-news.



PAGB Awards for Photographic Merit


The Awards for Photographic Merit (APM) are open to all members of Clubs affiliated to the PAGB through their Federations (i.e. Ards CC) and are at three levels:

• Credit (CPAGB) – Blue badge and certificate
  Standard: Good Club Photography

• Distinction (DPAGB) – Red badge and certificate
  Standard: Open Exhibition Photography

• Master (MPAGB) – Yellow badge and certificate
  Standard: Highest Standard of UK Amateur Photography

The awards are held for life without any annual fee and holders are entitled to use the designated letters after their name.

Media:

Prints or PDIs
- Applications in still images may be with prints or projected images, but not a mixture.
For full details and information leaflets click here

Audio-Visual - Application is by digital projection with sound.
For full details and information leaflet click here


Awards for Photographic Merit - further info

 



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