[vpci] Re: BS contest category

Several people at different times have suggested other/additional
categories based on what they enjoy the most. However, adding more
categories entails also adding a lot more time to the judging & that is
mainly why we haven't done it.
Fain


On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 5:07 PM, Tippi Van Doren <flippytippi@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> It would be nice if we had a category for People/Portrait.
>
> *Tippi Van Doren*
>
>
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> *From:* Roger Zimmerman <rogerzimmerman1@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Mon, April 23, 2012 5:03:14 PM
>
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
> Hi All,
>
>
>
> I highlighted in red two statements that conflict each other.  Need to
> make revisions.
>
>
>
> Roger
>
>
>
> *From:* vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On
> Behalf Of *Tippi Van Doren
> *Sent:* Monday, April 23, 2012 4:31 PM
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
>
>
> *Hi Mike, *
>
>
>
> I am also somewhat new to the club and still learning the laws of the
> land. At the last meeting I brought a picture for "Landscape" and Dave told
> me, "Tippi, there is no landscape category". I was in such a hurry to get
> to the meeting that I just grabbed whatever photos I had already printed
> and quickly wrote my name , level & category on them without checking the
> website first. Just shows that I'm still learning too.
>
>
>
> Here's the information you want: (You can also find this information here
> http://www.victoriaphotographyclub.com/member-rank-status.asp )
>
>
>
> *Montly Competition Rules: (revised December, 2011)*
>
> Each month, except August and December, we have a member photo competition
> during our meetings. The competition will be in either print format or
> digital. See our meeting schedule.
>
> *I. T.V.P.C.I. DIGITAL IMAGE AND PRINT COMPETITION GUIDELINES*
>
> 1. Members in good standing may submit one Digital Image or Print in each
> category.
>
> 2. New members may compete in either beginner or advanced classification,
> based on their judgment of experience level. Once a person’s print or
> image is entered in competition that person shall remain at that level and
> progress from there.
>
> *II. PHOTOGRAPHER DIVISION*
>
> There are 5 division levels. All members will begin in the Level 1
> Division. Point accumulation for each level begins at zero and does not
> carry over from one level to the next.
>
> *Points required to advance:*
>
> Level 1 -  50 pts
>
> Level 2 -  50 pts
>
> Level 3 -  75 pts
>
> Level 4 - 100 pts
>
> Level 5 - 100 pts
>
>
>
> *III. PRINT COMPETITIONS*
>
> 1. Five (5) club print competitions will be held each year.
>
> 2. Prints which have earned points in previous club competitions are not
> eligible for entry in future club monthly competitions.
>
> 3. A print may be entered in Open, Nature, Creative, or Assignment
> regardless of the print media.
>
> 4. Print corrections and manipulations are allowed.
>
> 5. Prints must be entered before the start of the meeting.
>
> 6. All prints entered must be suitable for viewing by all age groups.
>
> 7. All work shall be submitted in the name of the photographer who did the
> work.
>
> 8. All prints submitted for club competition:
>
> a. must be un-framed
>
> b. may be any size up to 8” x 12” format.
>
> c. must be attached to an 11” x 14” matte and/or attached to a 11” x 14”
> stiff backing.
>
> d. must have the photographer’s name, the photographer’s division, and the
> photograph’s category labeled on the back of the entry.
>
>
>
> *IV. DIGITAL IMAGE COMPETITION*
>
> 1. Five (5) club Digital Image competitions will be held each year.
>
> 2. Digital images which have earned points in previous club competitions
> are not eligible for entry in future club monthly competitions.
>
> 3. Digital image corrections and manipulations are allowed.
>
> 4. All Digital images entered shall be suitable for viewing by all age
> groups.
>
> 5. All work shall be submitted in the name of the photographer who did the
> work.
>
> 6. All digital images submitted for club competition must follow these
> requirements:
>
> 7. File Size Requirements
>
> a. Pixel Dimensions: The value for the longest dimension will be no longer
> than 1024 pixels on the longest side x 768 pixels on the shortest side.
>
> b. Use the following standard File Naming Format: “Division”,
> ”Underscore”, “Category”, ”Underscore”, “First Name and Last Name” ,
> ”Underscore”, “other personal information (such as your image number) if
> desired” .jpg Omit the last underscore if no personal information is
> desired.
>
> c. The “Division” and “Category” abbreviations must be in UPPER CASE, and
> the member’s name and optional personal information must be in lower case.
>
>         *Example: L4_NA_CliffBarbour_4376.jpg*
>
> This is the only file naming formats that will be accepted.
>
> e. Category Abbreviations:
>
> NA – Nature
>
> OP – Open
>
> CR – Creative
>
> AS – Assignment
>
> f. Photographer Division Abbreviations
>
> Level 1 – L1
>
> Level 2 – L2
>
> Level 3 – L3
>
> Level 4 – L4
>
> Level 5 – L5
>
> g. Submitting Files
>
> 1. Deadline – images must be received by the Tuesday prior to competition.
>
> 2. Email files as an attachment to:
>
> *        photos@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx*
>
> 3. The subject line of the email should include the word: competition –
> followed by your name.
>
>         *Example: competition – Cliff Barbour*
>
> 4. NEED HELP? If you need help resizing your images, please indicate your
> wishes in the body of your email. Otherwise no other adjustments will be
> made.
>
> 5. A CD with files labeled as per Sections a-f may be mailed to Cliff
> Barbour, 207 Berwick, Victoria, TX 77904. CDs will be returned at the
> meeting in which the photos are entered.
>
> 6. Label CD with your “Name”, “Date of Competition”, and “Number of files
> on disk”
>
> 7. Files, (email or CD) received after the Tuesday prior to competition
> will be held over for the next digital competition.
>
>
>
> *V. CATEGORIES FOR PRINT AND DIGITAL COMPETITION:*
>
> 1. Nature (NA):
>
> a. Nature in all its forms, including the many facets of botany, geology,
> zoology, meteorology, and astronomy.
>
> b. Subjects may include all natural forms of life free and unrestrained in
> a natural or adopted habitat.
>
> c. Human elements are not allowed. Elements that depict cultivated plants,
> museum pieces, mounted specimens, domestic animals or pets, or similar
> subjects are not eligible for competition in the Nature Category.
>
> d. Images in which humans are present or images that show evidence that
> human activity has taken place are ineligible for Nature Category
> competition. Such images are said to show “the hand of man”.
>
> e. Landscapes, seascapes, and skies may be included in the Nature Category
> if they do not show “the hand of man.”
>
> f. Images that are not eligible for the Nature category may be exhibited
> in the Open Category.
>
> 2. Open (OP):
>
> a. The Open Category may include any subject matter EXCEPT subjects that
> are required to be shown in the Nature Category. Where images contain
> wildlife such as birds, animals, insects, etc. as elements of the over-all
> image, those elements must be less than approximately 1/3 of the frame in
> size to be included in the Open Category.
>
> b. Wild flowers may be entered in either Nature or Open categories. A
> wildflower is a flower that grows wild and uncultivated, meaning it is not
> intentionally seeded or planted.
>
> c. Cultivated flowers and plants must be entered in Open Category.
>
> d. Landscapes, seascapes, and skies may be included in the Open Category
>
> e. Digital Images or prints which are not acceptable in the Nature
> Category may be entered in the Open Category.
>
> 3. Creative (CR):
>
> a. The Creative Category includes images that have been obviously
> manipulated to present “altered or artistic reality” (i.e. obvious
> distortion of color or shape; use of electronic filters to significantly
> transform the original image for artistic effect).
>
> 4. Assignments (AS):
>
> a. Members are encouraged to submit digital images and prints taken
> specifically for the club assignment.
>
> b. The list of assignments will be included in the club annual calendar of
> events that will be distributed by the regular club meeting held in January.
>
> c. All Photographer Divisions will compete against one another in this
> category.
>
>
>
> *VI. JUDGING OF DIGITAL IMAGES AND PRINTS:*
>
> 1. Judges will be selected on the night of the competition from the
> membership.
>
> 2. Members may serve as judges for monthly competition after they have
> observed or competed in monthly competitions for a minimum of 3 months.
>
> 3. Every member will be given the opportunity to judge.
>
> 4. Six judges will be selected.
>
> 5. Each of the six judges will award one (1) to ten (10) point value for
> each slide or print entered.
>
> a. Perfect = 10
>
> b. Above average = 8
>
> c. Average = 6
>
> d. Below average = 4
>
> e. Poor = 2
>
> 6. A recorder and a scorekeeper will tally, record and announce the
> results to the membership.
>
> 7. Winning digital images or prints:
>
> a. The digital images or prints with the highest number of points in each
> category will be awarded first place and receive 3 points.
>
> b. The digital images or prints with the second highest number of points
> in each category will be awarded second place and receive 2 points.
>
> c. The digital images or prints with the third highest number of points in
> each category will be awarded third place and receive 1 point.
>
> d. The digital images or prints with the fourth highest number of points
> in each category will receive honorable mention. No points are awarded for
> honorable mention.
>
> 8. Point records:
>
> a. Point records shall be kept for three years.
>
> b. Points shall be posted on the Club’s web site.
>
> c. Members who rejoin after three years shall be considered as a new
> member.
>
> d. Original point sheets from club meetings shall be kept for one year.
> Any member with a discrepancy shall notify the Secretary immediately upon
> discovery.
>
>
>
> *VII. COMMITTEE GOVERNANCE*
>
> 1. The monthly competition shall consist of both print and digital formats.
>
> 2. The President shall appoint a chairperson for the next year by November
> meeting of the current year.
>
> 3. The chairperson shall serve one-year terms and may be re-appointed.
>
> 4. The chairperson shall appoint a committee to be responsible for
> annually reviewing, updating, and implementing the rules for this
> competition.
>
> 5. The chairperson shall appoint a judging coordinator to manage the
> judging of monthly contest.
>
> 6. Suggestions for changes to the rules for the Monthly Competition may be
> submitted by any current Club member to the Chair of the Competition
> Committee.
>
> 7. Changes to the Monthly Competition rules may be made by a majority vote
> of the Competition Committee and the approval of the Board of Directors.
>
>
>
> *Tippi Van Doren*
>
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> *From:* Mike Mistry <mikemmistry@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Mon, April 23, 2012 4:24:11 PM
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
> Hey there guys this is mike, sorry county make it to coleto this past
> Saturday but got tied up @ work. So I was a little confused with all these
> contests and entries for diff level competions and stuff, I had briefly
> chatted with Jim after the meeting and he had explained how since I am new
> to this I can start entering my photos for judging in level 1, so my
> question was when are the next entries due by and what all the categories
> are that I can particupate in. If one of you could explain me a little
> about how the competions work and stuff I would Def appreciate it. Thanks
> Mike
>
> On Apr 23, 2012 2:11 PM, "PStryk" <pstryk24@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> Yes, we added it back this year and changed the category name to Buildings
> and Structures. There were not many entries in "Architecture" in past years
> but there were a lot of photos entered last year that would have easily fit
> into "Buildings and Structures".
>
> -----Original Message-----
> *From:* vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:vpci-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]*On
> Behalf Of *Charles Gossett
> *Sent:* Monday, April 23, 2012 1:32 PM
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>
> One definition of Architecture is "The art and science of design and
> erecting buildings and other physical structures".
> So I assume a bridge would be considered Architecture.
> I guess now there won't be any question, making the catagory easier to
> understand.
> But this is new this year, isn't it?
>
>
>
> ------------------------------
>
> From: fain.zimmerman@xxxxxxxxx
> Date: Mon, 23 Apr 2012 13:19:29 -0500
> Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
> To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> I remember some discussion - I don't really remember why we kept it. Maybe
> by changing the definition we thought it'd get more entries?  I have seen
> other structures - like bridges - entered in architecture. There was an
> adobe structure that placed 2nd in Cuero.
>
> Fain
>
>
>
> On Mon, Apr 23, 2012 at 10:02 AM, Jim Payne <jim@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> If memory serves (which is questionable) there was some discussion RE:
> Architecture noting that that dealt with buildings etc.  Thing like bridges
> was not considered architecture.  This is what I remember of the discussion
> – maybe someone else might have a better recollection.
>
>
>
> jim
>
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> *From:* Charles Gossett <charlesgossett@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>
> *Sent:* Monday, April 23, 2012 9:36 AM
>
> *To:* vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
> *Subject:* [vpci] BS contest category
>
>
>
> I was reading the 2012 contest rules and noticed we have a (BS) category
> for "Buildings and Structures".
> Is this new this year? Also, is this any different from "Architecture"
> that we used to have and dropped because of no interest?
> I actually have an idea for a shot that I'm going take for this one. I
> just have to get a little kid to be my model first.
>
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