2015-2016 Competition Year
July, 2015 - Action
Motion being portrayed as the dominant theme, includes sports.
Oct, 2015 - Open
Theme is “Open” which means anything from Abstract to Vehicles plus a few more you could think of. Images must be in good taste! Color or B&W images both are allowed.
This Is Your Chance to Show Off 3 of your Best AV Fair images. Since they will be already printed, why not enter the prints?
Enter 3 you have NEVER entered before, digital or prints or a combination of both (for a total of 3 entries)
Jan, 2016 - Creative
Creative is defined as altered reality that is apparent to the viewer. This definition includes alterations utilizing: colored lights and gels, black light, Mylar, sandwiches, projected images, double exposures, zoomed images, lithograph, birefringence, and computer manipulation. The image should have strong composition, pleasing quality, and color, texture, pattern, and/or tone impact. The appropriateness of the technique selected and pictorial merit is considered in judging. Small amounts of manipulating images (changing opacity, using filters, adding text, fantasy or textured backgrounds, etc) is NOT considered Creative. The content is unrestricted. [Rev 01/2015]
March, 2016 - Step Into The Past
Historic sites, buildings, antiques and relics of the past. This can include images of people in period costume. [Rev 01/2015]
May, 2016 - Flowers
Single or multiple blossoms of one or more plants, including Desert Wildflowers [Rev 04/2016]
June, 2016 - End of Year Competition
This competition will not be judged, instead our membership will also vote on their favorites. It is not necessary to resubmit your qualifying digital entries but prints must be brought to the competition.
If you are not going to be able to make it please contact your competition chair to get your prints delivered to the competition.
Note: Reality based Classes of Nature, Travel, and Photojournalism
The Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism Classes are all termed ‘Reality-Based Divisions’ because images entered are required to represent what the photographer actually saw. In addition to the definitions applicable to each of these Divisions, the following special rules apply: Borders are allowed with any Reality-Based Division entry/image, but must not exceed 3 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.
No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural. Color images can be converted to grey-scale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are not allowed. [Rev 01/2015]
By virtue of submitting this entries with the Lancaster Photography Association (LPA), the member/entrant certifies that the work is his/her own and permits LPA to reproduce all or part of the entered images free of charge for publication and/or display in media related to the LPA, S4C and PSA Competitions the LPA Newsletter and LPA website. This will include for example: presentation in the end of year Competition should any of the images be selected for this Competition submission to the PSA Council Challenge should an image be selected for this purpose; and low resolution posting on an S4C website. The entrant further understands that LPA nor S4C assumes liability for any misuse of copyright. The entrant further represents that to the best of his/her understanding the entry complies with all LPA/S4C requirements for entry (Return to Entry to see summaries of these Requirements).
For S4C & PSA Interclub entries, the submitter is affirming that s/he has permission of the creator of each image used in the submission to use the creator's image and that the creator agrees with the above.