Competition Rules

Competition Rules For Season 2023- 2024


• All images must have been taken by the club member entering them.

• All images must have been originally captured within 5 years of a
competition date.

• Each image may be submitted only once to the regular monthly
competitions. However, images may be resubmitted to the end of season
Image Of The Year competition or for use in battles against other clubs.

• Any format of camera/phone may be used, the key criteria is that the
resultant electronic image must be converted to JPEG/JPG format for DPI
competition entry.

• No raw files may be submitted for competition.

• A maximum of 4 images may be entered into a monthly competition.

• No competitor name or copyright marking must be displayed on the face
of a submitted image.

• Club competitions are either Open (meaning any image, meeting the
other rules, can be entered.) or themed (where a specific area of life or
photographic interpretation is required).

• All competitions are notified in advance through the club’s Event
Calendar (see website) and reminders are given verbally or emails sent
to members.

Critiques Only

Members who want critiques only may submit up to 4 images. The presiding
competition judge will be advised to critique accordingly, giving encouragement
only with no score.

Images must meet the DPI sizing and naming conventions detailed below to
ensure they are compatible with the club’s software. Committee help is available
to do this.

Submission deadlines will be notified in advance.


• All competitions will be judged by a visiting guest judge (or a club officer
who is then excluded from entering that particular competition).

• The presiding judge is permitted to decide if a particular image falls
within the ambit/spirit of a themed competition. (This will not apply in
season 2023 – 2024 as all 6 competitions are Open)

• The judge will be requested to score images that are entered into the
league at the end of each competition.

• Points won in each competition will be aggregated throughout the club’s
season with a number of annual prizes awarded.

• Where a judge awards several top scores, that judge will be asked to
identify the evening’s overall winner. No additional points will be
awarded to that image.

The Current Competitions and Prizes

• DPI Photographer Of The Year – the club member who scores most
points totalled across the 6 DPI competitions.

• The George Sedgeley Memorial Image Of The Year Trophy – the
member who has the best image judged in that competition.

• Best Novice Trophy – committee decision based on progression and
contribution to the club. Open to all members joining Digibox in the
current and two previous seasons (i.e. last three club seasons).

Digital Projected Images – sizing and entry requirements

All images for the League and Critique only must be:-

1. Resized to 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels
2. Titled and Named – eg. FANTASTIC by Justin Thyme. The title in
capitals please and one space between each word.

Email the 4 images to:- digiboxcameraclub@hotmail .com
Submission dates can vary, but members will be notified in advance.

Club Rules updated August 2023.

Changes to Club Rules

Any changes to club rules will be proposed at the club's AGM, discussed and agreed/rejected by club members at that meeting. Changes will take place the following season.

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