Our club holds its competitions on the third Wednesday of the month.
DEADLINE IS MIDNIGHT OF THE SATURDAY PRIOR TO COMPETITION NIGHT.
GBCC holds its competitions on the third Wednesday of the month from September to May, The final May competition is our end of year competition where members pick their best images to compete for the top competition awards,
Our competition deadline is midnight on Saturday prior to the competition. We ask our members to submit their images well before the deadline as no late entries will be accepted. That helps to fix any problems before the deadline. in case of any issues please email Mike firstname.lastname@example.org and Pat email@example.com
Digital Competition There are 5 categories:
Digital Open which includes 3 classes; Salon, AA and A. Our classes are based on photographers abilities. Members can submit 2 images per month.
Creative Artistry includes 2 classes; AA and A. Members can submit 2 images per month, Members are encouraged to be creative in this category. All parts of the image must be created by the maker.
Monochrome which allows only black and white includes 2 classes; AA and A. Members can submit 2 images per month, No color or tints are allowed.
Assigned competition has only 1 class. Can Submit 2 images.
The Assigned subject in September is always Nature but members are encouraged to enter Nature Images all year long.
Please note: Salon is for Digital Open only.
Comments from the judges are encouraged. Members are allowed to choose to have comments on 1 Digital Open image, 1 Mono image, 1 Creative Artistry. and 1 Assigned Subject image. When images are submitted on the website there is a space to choose which images comments are requested.
Digital Size for Submission
All images must be jpgs and scaled to a maximum of 1400 x 1050. Landscape images 1400 x 1050 and Vertical dimension images cannot be more than 1050, Square images should be 1050 x 1050. The total size of the image is no more than 999 kbs.
If you find it difficult to resize with your software please checkout the Members link page where there is free software called Faststone to download, This is a simple way to resize your images.
At the beginning of the season you will be assigned a class. Please keep track of your class; You will need to enter that class for every competition.
Submissions are done by uploading your images to this website; gbccphotography.com
On the Home page, go to Members Login. Follow the instructions to login by entering your Username and password. Both are case sensitive.
First login at members login. Usernames and passwords are required and are case sensitive. Once logged in, select New Competition Upload and fill the spaces. The fields that need to be filled out are:
Image file: Upload an image using the select image from your PC.
Image Title: Upload your image and give it a name. Title should be less than 40 spaces. No symbols are allowed in the title. Please keep the title short..
Competition Type: Choices are Digital Open, Mono, Creative Artistry, Assigned.
Class: You will be given a class at the beginning of the year. Please keep track of your class. If you enter the wrong class it will delay the competition. Classes are for Digital Open Salon (S) AA or A. / Mono and Creative are AA or A / Assigned subjects are all one class. This information is needed for the judging.
Sequence: Drop down for the sequence option. Click the sequence wanted. Choose That would be 1 or 2.
Please review when sending more than one image per category. Only 2 images are allowed for competition. Please see more information under Makeups.
Comments: Comments are optional. Please allow just one comment per category. Enter Y for yes or N for no. In case of time restraints we reserve the right to forgo some or all comments.
Select Enter submit at bottom of the page. You may come back here as often as needed to make changes until the deadline.
Makeups: Makeups are allowed beginning the second competition and give members a chance to catch up on any missed competition. The maximum makeup per year is 4 per category type except there are no makeups for Assigned Subjects. You can enter up to 2 makeup entries into any single competition category in a single night. This allows you to submit 2 makeups for Digital Open, Creative Artistry and Mono. Makeup images do not qualify for prizes. Months that makeups are allowed are from October until April.
Make sure you are logout before midnight.
Image Of the Year Competition
We have a final competition in May called Image Of The Year. This Is a competition to select Images submitted during the year for special awards. In order to compete,you must have entered at least 1/2 of the total competitions allowed during the season. This year we expect to have 7 Competitions. Therefore you will need to have entered at least 7 images to enter each End of Year category.. There is no End of Year Competition for Assigned Subjects.
Emails An email will be sent to every participant with their submissions by the day following the deadline. If you do not receive that email please contact Mike and Pat right away. Also, an email with your images and scores will be sent out after the competition is over.
Guests are always welcome to enjoy a first meeting and are encouraged to become a member by paying a slight fee of $25 for the year. That allows you to compete in the competitions and take part in the excellent programs. Meetings are on the first and third Wednesday of the month and are always on zoom. You will be sent the link the Monday before the program and the competitions.
Due to C19, we are not doing prints. Hope to return to print soon.
There are two categories for prints: color and black & white.
Prints are judged in two divisions (A & AA) based upon skill level.
A maker can enter 1 (one) print in color and 1 (one) in B&W. Prints are judged monthly.
These prints can be made digitally, developed in a darkroom or commercially printed.
See Format & Requirements for Print & Digital Competitions, below.
All prints must be a minimum size of 8″ x 10″ (or 80 square inches), to a maximum of
Prints must be mounted on any size or color mat board up to 16″ x 20″.
The print can be without a mat or borderless, but must have strong backing; up to 16×20
Monochrome* definition is as follows:
A photograph or picture developed or executed in black and white or in varying tones of only black and white.
Color or Mono prints submissions, do not require you to print a label.
Labels will be ready for you, the competition night at the club.
Prints are required to be uploaded as a digital version.
Same rules apply as digital to upload.
Submissions are done by uploading your images to this website:
First you must login at ‘Members Login’.
User name and password are required. They are case sensitive.
Once logged, select ‘New Competition UPLOAD’ and fill the spaces.
You may comeback here as often needed to make changes, until closing time.
For more details in how to submit, see the ‘Uploading Guidelines’.
Use the back arrow in your browser to return to ‘The members page’
Fields to be filled are:
—Image File This field will allow you to search in your own PC for a file to upload. No symbols allowed in the file name. No special renaming of the file required.
—Image Title: Enter the title and please do not use symbols, like *'”@_&^%~.
Keep it short.
—Competition Type: Select the type of your image.
—Your Class: Select ‘your class’ like A, AA or (S for Salon). This is needed for Judging on line.
—Sequence: Drop down the Sequence option, click the sequence wanted.
Review when sending more than one image per category.
Recall, only 2 images per competition type.
Makeups are extra. See makeup rules below.
—Comments: (Comments are optional )
Creative, assign or special competitions never have comments. See The comments policy below.
—Note(Not this season): Color Prints and Mono Prints needs the files to be submitted here.
Makeups submissions are the chance to catch up in your entries.
In the second competition night of the season, makeups are available.
The maximum makeups per year are 4 per competition type.
In other words you can have 4 for digital or 4 for color prints and so on.
You can enter up to 2 makeup entries into any single competition category in a single night.
This rule will allow you to submit 2 makeups for digital, CA, Mono or Color prints in any competition night after the first competition night.
So in April you are short 3 entries, lets say in digital, It is too late to catch up.
Only 2 will be allowed for you in that category that night.
No makeups in Nature or Assigned.
Comments are nice options in our club. Here is how it works:
All images submitted under DIGITAL and PRINTS, will have the option for members to request comments from the judges.
Creative Artistry, Nature and Assigned submissions, DO NOT get comments.
We ask not to abuse this option as it may call for too much time at the competition.
This will extend the competition time beyond our meting time.
Is there are too many request for comments or too many entries.
We reserve the option not to have comments at the competition in certain groups.
The option to ask for comments is in the website submission page along each submission.
Image Of the Year Competition
We have a final competition in May and is called Image Of The Year.
Is a competition to select Images submitted during the year with special award.
In order to compete, you must have had entered at least 1/2 of the total competitions allowed during the season.
For each category in your class, like Digital, Creative, Color Print or Mono Print, there is an IOTY competition.
Lets say that the season had 7 competitions. (Bad weather may reduce the number).
In order to participate, you should have entered at least 7 on each competition type.
In other words, if you only entered 6 images in digital, but you enter 7 images in color prints;
you do not qualify to participate in the digital competition. You can participate in color print competition.
Nature and Assigned requirements varies as it all depends in how many competitions we have for the season.
The entries will be selected and entered in the competition.
An email will be sent to every participant with their submissions, After the last regular competition for the year.
There are awards at every competition type and division. In our club we have 1st Prize, 2nd Prize and Honorable Mention.
The last competition will generate ‘Image of the Year 1st prize’ and ‘Image of the Year 2nd prize’
There is ‘Most Point Award’ in every competition type and division; The rule here is that you must participate with the maximum entries in each category type, in order to qualify for that competition.
Example: There were 7 competitions, you enter 14 in digital and 13 in color prints.
You qualify in digital, but not in color prints. The one with the most points, is the winner of