You can download the latest competition rules from the Download Competition Rules page
Only bona fide members of Oldham Photographic Society may enter.
All competitions are entered through our competition entry portal. The competition secretary will set you up on the portal and you will have your own username and password. Log in, find the current competition and follow the instructions on screen. The competition will be opened by the competition secretary and will be closed before the competition is judged. Entries cannot be uploaded once the competition is closed.
Projected digital images (PDI) must fit within a rectangular measurement of 1600 pixels wide by 1200 pixels high. Not all images will be exactly that shape (aspect ratio). For example, square images will measure 1200×1200 pixels. Panoramics will be 1600 px wide but much less than 1200 px high. Portait shaped images will be 1200 px high but much less than 1600 px wide.
See the menu item: Preparing images for projected image competitions for full instructions.
In the same way as PDI. We use the uploaded images for admin purposes and sometimes to project on the night alongside the prints. You must bring your print on the night of the competition and it must correspond to the image that you uploaded.
A print may be any size or shape to fit on a 50cmx40cm standard size mount board.
This is to determine how it is projected on the night. In a Quarterly competition, for example, each image is judged separately and is randomised with the rest of the entries. In a panel competitions, appraisals and challenge aftermaths etc., several images will be shown in sequence in a single entry.
In the same way as a competition. The number of images in an appraisal or challenge may be different to a competition, as the entries are not judged.
The best entries from the competitions may be used on the website and in interclub battles or external L&CPU/PAGB competitions, so long as you have marked them for publishing. If you mark your images not to be published from the competitions, we will not use them without explicit permission.
There is a special place on the portal where you can upload images that you would like to have considered for use by the club in external competitions. It is called “General competition bank”. You can enter up to 100 images…but please keep it up to date!
The competition secretary(ies) will choose the entry. They will choose what they believe will be the strongest entry.
Setting up the competition takes time and if you bring entries on the night it takes up valuable time and we may not be ready to start by 7:30 pm. This would be very discourteous to the judge.
The portal is set to reject images that do not comply with the rules. This may be because the file format is not JPEG, the image is too big (10MB) or the embedded Colour Profile is not sRGB IEC61966-2.1. You will need to correct the problem and upload again.
Most viewing devices cannot show all the colours that we can see. The way we use to reduce the number of colours and still have a quality image is by converting to different ‘colour profiles’. The attached ‘profiles’ tell the viewing device how to convert the numbers in the file to the correct colours. When the wrong profile is used the colours will be displayed incorrectly. We use sRGB IEC61966-2.1 to display/view all our images in competition.