How to enter N4C Contests
Members of our club in good standing are eligible to compete in the monthly N4C Contests. These are held every month except June, July, August and December. There are six categories of digital contests: Pictorial, Nature, Altered Reality (formerly Creative), Travel, Journalism and Black & White. There are also numerous print contests, but our club will not participate in that at this time.
Notice: N4C has revised their sizing rules beginning with the September, 2017, contests. The new size requirements are 1920 pixels on the longest side and 500KB for the file size. The Creative contest has been changed to Altered Reality, with a new definition: The primary distinction for the Altered Reality category is that the maker intends (and the viewer easily recognizes) that the image is not a representation of reality. The Altered Reality image must have a photographic base of the maker’s own creation. Manipulation of the basic image or images can be done in camera and/or in computer. The makers of Altered Reality images should feel free to use a wide range of tools and resources, limited only by imagination.
Please submit your images, only one for each category per month in jpg format, 1920 pixels on the longest edge and no larger than 500KB.
If you need help in knowing how to resize images, here are some helpful pdf tutorials.
Send entries by the tenth of the month as attachments to an email addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org This is a different email than the one for WWPC’s salon entries.
Naming Image Files – following the naming convention is vital
Example: 01,WC028,DP,Beautiful Sunset.jpg
“01,” including the comma, is to be used on all entries. (It may be changed later and used to sequence the judging.)
“WC028” is the club code plus your clubs member number. “WC” is the club code for WWPC. The 028 in the example should be replaced with your WWPC member number.
- Following the club and member identification is the two-letter abbreviation for the contest category
- DP, = the Digital Pictorial contest category
- DN, = the Digital Nature contest category
- DT, = the Digital Travel contest category (Please note that the location – state or country – must be included in the title for the Travel Contests)
- DB, = the Digital Black & White contest category
- DA, = the Digital Altered Reality contest category
- DJ, = the Digital Journalism contest category
“Beautiful Sunset” = the entrant’s title for the image.
.jpg = the file extension indicating the format of the file (.jpg) and should not be added to the file name.
Commas are used to populate the electronic record keeping system for tracking and judging, so be sure you use these in your image name. Other than the title of the image, do not add spaces.
The limit in the number of images we can submit for our club is 8 per category and there is a possibility that not all submitted images will be included in what we send on to N4C for judging.
Please download the 2017-2018 N4C Contest Rules for WWPC Members. This contains important information about the categories, including descriptions and category guidelines, about how images are judged and what awards are made.