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WWPC Salon Rules

Updated for 2021.  Changes are colored pink.

Salons are open only to members of  WWPC who are current in their dues.  There are six competition salons during the year, held on every even-numbered month (February, April, June, August, October and December).  

Photographers who submit images to WWPC for competition or discussion authorize WWPC to display them on its website for purposes of promoting the club and the work of its members.

During the course of the year the WWPC will identify special assignments for salons. Assignments are given to encourage members to try new techniques.  An incentive for submitting images for assignments is the opportunity to enter more images for each salon.  Assignment images must be captured following the announcement of the assignment.

At the discretion of the N4C salon coordinator, images entered in WWPC salons may also be entered in the N4C Contests.

Competition Salons

  • Competition Salons will be held during the months of February, April, June, August, October and December.
  • Members may submit a maximum of two (2) digital images, either creative, nature or pictorial, plus two (2) additional assignment images plus two (2) prints.
  • Members entering the Competition Salons are encouraged to be present at the salon meetings so that they can get feedback from the judge.
  • 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.  The file name should be the same as the original submission with the addition of a hyphen and capital Z (-) 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.
  • Limits on the number of images allowed to be entered may be changed during the year, based upon time constraints.
  • Neither digital, nor prints shall contain a watermark identifying the maker.

Competition Image Classes and Categories:

Print Class

  • Categories: Color and Monochrome
  • Prints may be home or commercially processed (printed).
  • Picture size: Minimum of 8 × 10 inches, Maximum of 16 × 20 inches (including the mat).
  • Prints should be mounted on a rigid stiff board or foam board and matted. No frames of any kind are allowed.
  • All prints must have the same naming convention on the top left back, as shown below.
  • A digital version of the print must also be submitted three weeks prior to the salon date.
  • 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.
  • All prints scoring 8-10 points during the year must be brought to the December meeting so that they can be included in the year end judging.

Digital Class

  • ­­­­Categories:   Assignment, Creative, Nature or Pictorial
  • 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)
  • Images should be sized to be no longer than 1920 pixels along the longest side with a minimum or 1280 pixels.
  • ­sRGB color space is recommended.

Naming convention for all images:

  • Category: Creative, Nature, Pictorial, Color Print, or Mono Print, followed by a space, then a hyphen and then a space;
  • ­Title, which should use capitalization and spaces between words, followed by a space, then a hyphen and then a space;
  • ­­Photographer’s three-digit ID number.

It is very important that this protocol be followed.  Images may be rejected if not named correctly.


  • Assignment – Sunset – 432
  • Nature – Heron Waiting – 101
  • Pictorial – On the Red River – 456
  • Creative – Shooting – 532
  • Color Print – Cascade Park – 512
  • Mono Print – Devil’s Tower – 433

Submission Deadlines & Information

Competition digital images must be submitted three weeks prior to the meeting date.  Print competition images can be brought to the meeting but must be delivered 15 minutes prior to the beginning of the meeting (6:15 pm).  A digital version of the print must also be submitted three weeks prior to the meeting date by 5:00

Members should email digital images in the proper size and format to photos@wiphotoclub.com

Click here for the complete WWPC Salon Rules, which includes detailed category requirements.

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