S4C Report - September 2013

Well, S4C is getting ready to start back up with their first competition opening Sept 14 and closing Oct 5 with the judging being held on Oct 12th remotely. LPA did real good last year and I’d like to see us start the 2013-2014 year with a lot of fresh, new images to be considered for Interclub competitions. For S4C Interclub and to participate as an Individual, you MUST have a UEN to enter. If you do not have one, please go to the S4C website and request yours today (just takes about 5 min)!. If everyone who entered in the fair would send me 2 or 3 images, I would have a nice pool of images to last a few months to choose from. When sending an image, please send me your UEN. If you have any questions about S4C or wish to send me images, please email me at bonniejmatthews@hotmail.com.

2013 Competition Definition Changes

Some of the definitions used for competitions have changed or been clarified. S4C essentially follows definitions used by the Photographic Society of America (PSA) for its exhibitions, and updates its definitions as PSA's definitions are modified. S4C, however, restricts or clarifies these definitions where necessary to avoid confusion.. Entrants to S4C competitions are advised to read the definitions and other entry requirements carefully to ensure that entered images are in conformance and are not DQ’d (disqualified).

The main changes to the definitions for 2014 are:

The main changes to the definitions for 2013 were:

Changes to Competitions for 2013-2014

The S4C Board has approved the following changes to competitions for the 2013-2014 competition year:

Meetings: There will just be two ‘physical’ meetings at California Baptist University in November and April. The remaining competitions (October, December, January, February, and March) will all be digital and will be judged remotely.. The Delegates and Board meetings will be in November and April.

  1. Prints: Due to lack of participation, all Print Division sections have been discontinued.
  2. A new section - Pictorial Studio - has been added to the Pictorial Division. Images eligible for this section may not be entered into Pictorial Individual Color.
  3. Definitions: There are some changes to the competition definitions this year to bring S4C into conformance with PSA’s revised definitions and to clarify some of the definitions.

...Clarification regarding new Section

In an earlier email regarding the introduction of the new Pictorial Section into the range of S4C's competition offerings, I stated that  "    ...images eligible for entry into Pictorial Studio may not be entered into any other Pictorial section."

This is not quite the case. Such images may still be entered into Interclub and – suitably altered so as to become eligible - into Creative.

Of course, monochrome images (as we define monochrome) are not eligible for entry into Pictorial Studio since that section consists only of color images. However, monochrome images otherwise eligible for the Studio section may still be entered into Pictorial Monochrome.

Tentative Saturday Meeting Schedule (2013-2014)

Judging     Entry Opens/Closes

Oct 12         Sept 14 / Oct 5    Remote

Nov 9        Oct 12 / Nov 2     Judging, Delegates Mtg, Board Mtg

Dec 14    Nov 16 / Dec 7    Remote

Jan 11    Dec 14 / Jan 4    Remote

Feb 8        Jan 11 / Feb 1    Remote

Mar 8        Feb 8 / Mar 1        Remote

Apr 12        Mar 15 / Apr 5    Judging, Delegates Mtg, Board Mtg

Jun 7        Banquet Almansor Court

July        Judging 49th International Exhibition Photography

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