[vpci] Re: BS contest category

Hahaha. I was gonna say something about that but I decided to wait until 
somebody else notices it. I'm glad you did. That's funny!
 
Tippi Van Doren




________________________________
From: Ben Sollock <rtmmti@xxxxxxxxx>
To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Tue, April 24, 2012 1:57:16 PM
Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category


Are we going to have a BS contest category?  Would suit me just fine.
 
Ben S

--- On Tue, 4/24/12, Mark Oberle <markoberle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:


>From: Mark Oberle <markoberle@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Date: Tuesday, April 24, 2012, 6:48 AM
>
>
>  
>Tippi
> 
>Don't be sad...just put those 'people/portrait' in the 'open' category.
> 
>You, Charles and Ben should put together a 'people/portrait' workshop...or 
>maybe 
>a series of workshops...you might generate a whole new interest in the club.
> 
>Mark 
>----- Original Message ----- 
>>From: Tippi Van Doren 
>>To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
>>Sent: Monday, April 23, 2012 11:58 PM
>>Subject: [vpci] Re: BS contest category
>>
>>
>>:-( I'm sad but I'm sure I'll get over it.
>> 
>>Tippi Van Doren
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
________________________________
 From: Fain Zimmerman <fain.zimmerman@xxxxxxxxx>
>>To: vpci@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>>Sent: Mon, April 23, 2012 5:13:16 PM
>>Subject: [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
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
________________________________
 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
>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>From:Charles Gossett 
>>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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