Salon competitions are open only to members of the WWPC camera club who are current in their dues. Members may submit a maximum of two (2) digital images and one (1) print for judging in any salon (open and special assignment topic salons). Members can email their images in the proper size and format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unless otherwise modified, the WWPC will follow the Twin Cities Area Council of Camera Clubs (TCACCC) Annual Interclub Photo Competition categories, definitions and rules in effect for the current year. Images must be the work of the entrant using film or digital camera, or any other electronic device (scanner, etc.). Manipulations of the original image, by computer or other means, must be the creation only of the entrant. All other processing, printing, matting, or mounting may be commercially done, unless prohibited in a category.
The same or similar image or print may be resubmitted once during the salon year in the same category, and should be identified by an asterisk (*) at the end of the title. Each submission will count towards the number of submissions allowed per salon. The score for any re-submission will become the final score for that image. Any image that received an award (ribbon, place, or honorable mention) in any end of the year competitions will not be eligible for submission in any subsequent year (it is “retired”). Images that have not previously received an award in WWPC’s annual salon competition may be re-entered in subsequent competitions.
Image Classes and Categories:
A. Print Class
Categories: Color and Monochrome
Prints may be home or commercially processed (printed).
Picture size: Minimum of 8×10 (panoramics), Maximum of 16×20 (not including the mat).
Prints should be mounted on a rigid still board or foam board and matted. No frames of any kind are allowed.
All prints must have the same information on the top left back as shown under Digital below. Category (color or monochrome), title of entry, entry date, member ID #.
Toned or hand-tinted/colored prints may be entered in the Monochrome class if they have a maximum of one (1) color in addition to the dominant hue; images with more than 2 colors must be entered in Color.
B. Digital Class
Images may be acquired on traditional film and scanned to a digital file, or acquired with a digital camera.
Images must be submitted in JPEG file format (.jpg)
Image size cannot exceed 1280 pixels along the longest dimension.
SRGB color space is recommended because that is how it will be displayed.
Naming convention for digital images will be as follows:
1. Category: Realistic, Nature, Creative, Travel, or Humanity), followed by an underscore;
2. Title, which can include spaces, followed by an underscore;
3. Month and year (written out in full) followed by an underscore;
4. Photographer’s three (3) digit ID number followed by .jpg.
5. If the image is part of the special assignment salon topic, the word Assignment should precede underlying category.
It is very important that this protocol is followed. Images may be rejected if not named correctly.
Nature_Heron Waiting_January 2010_123.jpg
Travel_Balanced Rock #1_June 2010_456.jpg
Assignment_Creative_Shooting Star_July 2010_456.jpg
Click here for the complete WWPC Competition Rules.