Ray Larivière Print Salon
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are four print competitions competitions during the camera club season.
Entries are received at the first meeting in October, November,
February, and March.
All members must submit their digital images to the Competitions Director – Prints.
main function of the competition is to give the club members an
opportunity to have their images scored by advanced
Image competition scores will be used to determine the winner of the Ray Larivière Print Salon Certificate that is given to the member achieving the highest total points for their entries during the year.
Image competition scores will also be used to determine advancement from one division to the next.
- A member may submit a “total” of 4 prints in each of the four competitions.
A print may only be entered in one competition. The same image
can be entered in more than one competition on condition that a
separate print is made and provided for each competition.
Bronze Division members may hand in their October entries with the
November entries. This is the only time that this exception is made
since new members may be unfamiliar with the club competitions.
- The maker of the submission must be a member of good standing of the Welland Camera Club.
- There no categories.
- Prints can be entered with
a minimum size of 8 x 10 mounted, maximum size of 16 x 20 mounted.
Panoramic prints must be a minimum of 8 inches on the small side and
not exceed 320 square inches in size.
Print entries may be matted or mounted.
not matted should be mounted on standard mounting material, e.g. form
core, mat board, manilla card stock or sturdy cardboard. No masonite,
glass, stretcher or conventional frames are allowed.
Images mounted or matted exceeding these dimensions will be disqualified.
one entry card per print; indicating the print title, maker’s name, the
category and the division (Bronze, Silver, Gold, Diamond).
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the entries will be shown at the next club meeting after having been
judged. Titles and points awarded will be announced. In the case of an
award winning entry, the maker’s name will be announced and the maker
will receive a ribbon.
Prints will be returned to the member at the first meeting of the following month. This will give the Competitions Director – Prints time to record the points awarded to each image.
- The judge(s) can award a maximum of 30 points each for a entry.
15 to 17 points – DEFICIENT
18 to 23 points – AVERAGE
24 to 29 points – ABOVE AVERAGE
30 points – EXCEPTIONAL
- For a member to receive a ribbon, their image must receive the following points;
Bronze Division (Beginners) – 20 points or more
Silver Division (Intermediate) – 22 points or more
Gold Division (Advanced) – 24 points or more
Diamond Division (Expert) – 26 points or more
taken at a club workshop (or external workshop) where someone else has
created the setup, lighting, etc. may not be entered into club
competitions. Additionally, if an image is manipulated in the darkroom
or digitally by an individual other than the person making the
submission, that image may not be entered into club competitions.
images is a subjective process and not all entries receive recognition.
If the maker feels the judges erred in not giving a score sufficient to
qualify for recognition, the member may reenter the image in a
subsequent monthly competition.
- An entry
that has earned recognition (received a ribbon) in a monthly
competition may not be reentered in a subsequent monthly competition.
It can, however, be used in any other competition. (It is requested
that a “near duplicate” of a highly scored image not be entered again
in a monthly competition.)
- It is wise for
members to develop a system of record keeping to know what entries have
been entered into club competitions and how they scored.
|NOTE:||In our club competitions, a winning entry may NOT be reentered in
the same competition at a later date.|
In our competitions with other
clubs, an image may NOT be reentered.
|NOTE:||Up-to-date records will avoid an embarrassing situation.|
Rules For Moving Up To The Next Print Division
- From the Bronze Division to the Silver Division:
Bronze Division member may move up to the Silver Division upon
receiving four – twenty-two (22) point awards in the Print Competition
during any club year.
- From the Silver Division to the Gold Division:
Silver Division member may move up to the Gold Division upon five –
twenty-four (24) point awards in the Print Competition during any
- From the Gold Division to the Diamond Division:
Gold Division member may move up to the Diamond Division upon receiving
seven – twenty-six (26) point awards in the Print Competition
during any club year.
|NOTE:||Your combined awards from the Len Trumble Competition and the
Print Competition are NOT used to accumulate the required awards to
move up to the next division.|
|NOTE:||Upon qualifying to move to a higher division, a member may elect
to remain in their present division. However, upon again qualifying in
any subsequent year, they must move up to the next division.|
|NOTE:||If a member moves up to the next division and is not successful in
the higher division, they may elect to return to the previous division
at the completion of one year in the higher division. Beyond one year
in the higher division, a member cannot elect to return to a lower