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Exhibition 2015 Detailed Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions for the WPS 2015 Print Exhibition

1 Classes Classes A to I are open to Winchester Photographic Society Members only.
Classes J, K, and L are open to everyone, members and non-members.
Cost of entry is £2.00 per image except for Class B which is £2.00 per set.
2 Number of entries

In the Members Only Classes, 22 images maximum.
No more than 4 images per Class except in Class B where only one set may be entered with each set counting as 3 images towards the total number of images.

In the Open Classes, no more that 4 images per Class.

3 Entries An images must not have been accepted in a previous Winchester Photographic Society exhibition.
4 Copyright Entrants must own the copyright of all elements of their images and may be asked to provide suitable evidence – failure to do so may result in disqualification.
5 Entry Limit No entry shall be eligible for more than one Class.
6 Monochrome Monochrome is defined as paper base plus one colour.
7 Class Rules
Class F Nature

Entries must conform to the FIAP definition given here (opens a PDF in a new window).

Class G Street Entries should be an image of life within a public space captured at a decisive or poignant moment.  
Class H Action  Entries should capture the feeling and notion of movement.
Class I Straight out of the Camera  Images may be taken in RAW or jpg formats.
  The use of sliders in RAW converters is permitted. No techniques that add, relocate ,replace or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. The use of digital filters inside or outside the camera (e.g. NIK filters) or image stitching are not permitted. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera such as dust spots and digital noise are permitted. All allowed adjustments must maintain the integrity of the original scene as seen by the photographer.
Class L Creative Images produced through the use of imaginative skill or originality of thought including the altering of reality. All the elements of the image must originate from a camera or scanner and be the copyright of the entrant.
8 Print Mounts Prints must be mounted on board measuring 40 cm x 50 cm, not exceeding 4mm in overall thickness and clearly marked on the back with the author’s name, the title and the Class.
Please note: The exhibition coordinator reserves the right to to reject any prints mounted in such a way that they may cause damage to another print. All prints that are accepted into the exhibition will be framed for hanging by the organisers.
The frames used are unglazed lightweight aluminium, made to take 40 cm x 50 cm mounts with a leeway of a few mm either way. The mounts are held in place with clips that will not damage the mountboard.
9 Judging All entries accepted for the exhibition will be shown to the judges who will jointly select the winners in each Class. Certificates of Merit may also be awarded at the discretion of the judges. The judges have the right to withhold any award in any Class. Their decision is final.
10 Results Entrants will be notified of their results by the 31st March and the winning entries in each Class will be posted on the Society’s website. Winning entries may also be published in the local press unless requested otherwise by the author to the Exhibition Coordinator.
11 Catalogues All entrants will receive a catalogue of the exhibition.
12 Entries Every care will be taken of the entries but no responsibility can be taken for damage or loss.
13 Conditions of Entry The submission of entries will be taken as acceptance of these Conditions of Entry.