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Ards Camera Club Info ...

Website: www.ardscameraclub.co.uk

Facebook: www.facebook.com/cameraclubards

Email:
ardscamerclub@yahoo.co.uk

Programme 2017 - 2018 - (Fri Evenings) Click here

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Monthly Club Competitions

For Subjects / Themes
2017 - 2018 see NIPA section below - 'Inter-Club Competitions'

Monthly
Competition Rules - click here (pdf file) (Amended Aug 2017 - Change to PDI size. Maximum of 3 prints per section)
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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


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.
            See note 1 below.

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

1. NIPA has now adopted the PAGB standard for all PDIs. From this year (2017), PDIs up to 1600px wide and 1200px high will be accepted for all NIPA Competitions. Please note that any PDI of smaller dimensions will be displayed with a dark grey border on the NIPA projector.
For the club projector you may wish to resize PDIs to 1024px x 768px.



Annual Exhibition 2017

Closing Date for entries: Friday 21 April 2017

Exhibition - Rules - 'pdf' file

Entry form - Prints - 'pdf' file - (2017)
Entry form - Prints - 'Word' .doc - (2017)

Entry form - PDIs - 'pdf' file - (2017)
Entry form - PDIs - 'Word' .doc - (2017)


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.


See note 1 & 2 below.


1. NIPA has now adopted the PAGB standard for all PDIs. From this year (2017), PDIs up to 1600px wide and 1200px high will be accepted for all NIPA Competitions. Please note that any PDI of smaller dimensions will be displayed with a dark grey border on the NIPA projector.
For the club projector you may wish to resize PDIs to 1024px x 768px.

Projected Digital Images (PDI) - Resizing Tutorial - click here (pdf file)

2. 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 this seasons new PDI sizes, and how to resize any image to fit a particular projector size.




Latest hand in dates at the club for other NIPA Competitions
 2017 - 2018

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


Entry Forms and Rules can be found on the NIPA website


> NIPA Roy Finlay Memorial Natural History Competition
    Latest hand in date at club: Friday 3rd November 2017


> NIPA Novice Competition

    Latest hand in date at club: Friday 2nd March 2018

> NIPA Audio-Visual Festival


> NIPA Annual Print Exhibition and

> NIPA 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



NIPA on
Facebook

 

Subjects / Themes for NIPA Inter-Club Competitions 2017 - 2018


Round 1  'Open'

Round 2  'Open'

Round 3  'Infrastructure'


'NIPA Definition (Round 3)' -The structures, systems, and facilities serving the economy of a country, city, town, or area, including the services and facilities necessary for its economy to function.

Examples:

• Airports
• Bridges
• Canals
• Coastal Management
• Dams
• Electricity
• Energy
• Hospitals
• Lighthouses

• Pipelines
• Ports
• Mass Transit
• Schools
• Railways
• Roads
• Telecommunication
• Tunnels
• Utilities


Round 4  'Open'

Round 5  'Food Photography'

'NIPA Definition (Round 5)' - A still life photography genre used to create attractive still life photographs of food and drink.


Size of Entry:

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

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.
            See note 1 below.

1. NIPA has now adopted the PAGB standard for all PDIs. From this year (2017), PDIs up to 1600px wide and 1200px high will be accepted for all NIPA Competitions. Please note that any PDI of smaller dimensions will be displayed with a dark grey border on the NIPA projector.

N.B.  Tutorials on resizing images for PDIs are available in the club section above

 

Wex - sponsor for NIPA competition rounds, one to five for 2017 / 2018



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