Bi-Monthly Competitions

Please Note:  Our Rating and grading methods for the 2019-2020 season have changed from that of previous years. Refer Item 10 below.

  1. Only members who have paid their subscriptions are eligible to enter  Club competitions.
  2. The total number of entries per member is TWO per bi-monthly competition. The number of entries (digital or print) may be apportioned between the two competition categories in any proportion.
    e.g. 2 images in set subject, 2 images in open category, or 1 image in each.
  3. All entries should be titled correctly but not marked with the member’s name.
  4. Refer to How To Submit Your Competition Entry here for more information in regards to image file naming, sizing/dimensions & email details. This can also be found on your CCC USB stick.
  5. All entries must be the work of the competitor but may be professionally processed.
  6. All entries must not be more than two years old.
  7. Prints must be rigid and mounted with a mat surround. The maximum size of the mat must not exceed  510 x 410mm(20×16″). The smallest size of the print is 180xx125mm(7 x 5″). The back must be of a suitable material such as cardboard or foam board. Wooden backs are not allowed.
  8. Digital entries must not exceed 1620 x 1080 pixels.
  9. An image can be entered once only to the bi-monthly club competitions, however it can be re-entered to an end of year competition.
  10. Points scoring are as follows: 
    1. Grading: A, B & C
    2. Members will start off in their grades, as achieved at the end of July 2019.
    3. Images to be awarded points out of 20 by the judge in their particular grades. Extra points will be added for having an image awarded “best of the competition”.
    4. 17 points and above will be classed as an honours, and will be awarded a certificate.
    5. Members in C  grade have to get at least 2 x C grade honours to be moved up to B at the beginning of the next club year (August).
    6. Members in B grade have to get 4 x B grade honours to be moved up to A grade at the beginning of the next club year (August).
    7. Members in A grade can stay in this grade. After receiving a certain amount of A grade Honours will be awarded the following status
      5 =  Bronze
      10 = Silver
      15 = Gold
      20 = Platinum
      There will be no time limit to achieve this.
    8. New members transferring from other clubs with grading systems that have been judged by PSNZ Judges. We will honour their status and they can start in that particular grade
    9. All other new members  start in C grade.
    10. New members who are not a member of any club in NZ can submit a portfolio of 10  images to be assessed by the committee to ascertain their grade.

Annual Competitions

  1. Print of the Year – The entry must have been submitted in a Cambridge Camera Club competition during the previous twelve months. It is acceptable to make minor adjustments to take on board the original judge’s comments.
  2. JW WELCH Trophy – The subject for this trophy is Floral and may have been photographed at any time but cannot be submitted if entered in previous JW Welch competitions. 
  3. Nature Trophy – Entries to comply with PSNZ Nature category criteria
  4. Creative Trophy
  5. Photographer of the year – This Trophy will be presented to the photographer with the most points at the end of the year.
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