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Parkwood Open Competition 2017 (Entries now closed)

The Parkwood Open Competition is on Monday 3rd April 2017 at Parkwood. It is similar in format, presentation and entry requirements as the Parkwood Cup. The main difference is that it is a single event, not over 3 rounds, and also, that entries must not have been used in a previous competition.

This is how it works:- It is a digitally presented competition, where an external judge (Mr Raymond Bridges. LRPS CPAGB ADPS BPE3* ) comments on, and scores each image (marks out of 20).

There is no set subject theme for this competition.

Members are asked to submit 2 entries, via email to Dave Belsham on:-


Unfortunately, Parkwood Centre AGM's mean that there are no club nights between now and the competition date,
so all entries will need to be via email.

The last date for entry is Monday 27th March 2017.

Please do not send the full sized images*, but resize them to a maximum width of 1400 px and a maximum height of 1050 px.

Note, for portrait images, the maximum height is still 1050 px, so unless you have cropped them, the width will be less (unless your image is exactly square, in which case, the width would also be 1050 px).

Follow this link for some pictorial examples of correct and incorrect image sizes.

Although we ask for 2 images, in case we need to reduce the total number of images which can be judged, you should indicate your preference order, so the image file names should be in the format:-

TITLE(n) by A N Other.jpg (where (n) is either 1 or 2

Example:- GOLDEN SUNSET(1) by John Smith.jpg
RIVER VIEW(2) by John Smith.jpg

i.e if we require to only allow 1 image per member, the number (2) would be dropped
It is important that you stick to the above file name format.

Please use UPPERCASE for the titles, your name with UPPERCASE first letters, the rest lowercase. Also make sure the 'by' is lowercase, with single spaces either side.

Please email Dave Belsham if you need any further advice.

One final important note. If you do not receive an acknowledgement email from Dave within 24 hours of your sending them, please contact Dave Belsham.

* Although you should submit resized images, please keep full sized versions if you want to print them, or if you are asked for full sized images for external print competitions

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