2018-2019 Competition Year
July 2018 - Open
The Open competition allows photographs of any subject matter to be entered. They can be manipulated in any way you choose.
October 2018 – Close-Up/Macro
Photographs of small subjects or close up views of sections of large subjects. Think of this Class as “close up” to the subject. A photo of a faraway galaxy appears closer using a telescope, but it’s not a close-up image. A close-up on a face is good, but maybe better is a close up of an eye. This class is expecting some level of magnification.
Jan 2019 - Action
Motion being portrayed as the dominant theme, includes sports.
Mar 2019 – Camera Phone
Photos taken with a phone camera. Any subject matter is acceptable. Images processed by “Apps” are allowed.
May 2019 - Open
We want to make a habit of having an Open Competition every May to allow members to submit their favorite images which may not have been included in any of the other competitions for that year.
Again, it allows photographs of any subject matter to be entered. They can be manipulated in any way you choose.
June 2019 - End of Year Competition
This competition will not be judged, instead our membership will vote on their favorites. It is not necessary to resubmit your qualifying digital entries but Accomplished 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.
Notes: Reality based Classes of Nature, Travel, and Photojournalism
SEE Alterations: As with all reality-based divisions, (Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism), techniques that add, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. The only allowable modifications are removal of dust, scratches or digital noise, restoration of the existing appearance of the original scene, sharpening that is not obvious, and complete conversion to grayscale monochrome. Other derivations, including infrared, are not eligible. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
SEE Note: “Restoration of the appearance of the original scene” may include techniques such as HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning provided they do not alter the contents of the original scene and the result looks natural.
SEE Border: Borders are optional, but must be 3 or 4 pixels in width and must be white or a shade of grey.
By virtue of submitting your 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.