Society Competitions

Competitions

   Please select the category you would like to enter. You can enter both open and / or set subject for the month as well as print and / or digital. 

   If you have any questions about the form, please contact webmaster@howickphotographicsociety.org.nz.

 

Digital Competitions

Print Competitions

Special Competitions

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Special Competitions

Entries close: First meeting in May.

The subject: Is a landscape or seascape monochrome print

  • Either one or two prints may be entered.
  • Prints entered in this competition must not be more than two years old.
  • Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
  • Prints must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
  • Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
  • The competition is non graded.

Entries close: First meeting in May

Subject: Is a landscape or seascape digital projected image.

  • This competition is for A Grade photographers only.
  • Either one or two digital projected images may be entered.
  • Entries in this competition must not be more than two years old.
  • Projected images entered in this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
  • Images must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
  • Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
  • The images must have been taken in New Zealand.

Entries close: First meeting in May

Subject: Is a landscape or seascape digital projected image.

  • This competition is for B and C Grade photographers.
  • Either one or two digital projected images may be entered.
  • Entries in this competition must not be more than two years old.
  • Projected images entered in this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
  • Images must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
  • Image presentation must confirm to the general competition rules.
  • The images must have been taken in New Zealand.

The MASLEN trophy is an annual competition for portrait prints only.

Entries close: First club meeting in May

Subject: The portrait of "one person". This portrait can include the body from the waist up but not below the waist.

  • Either one or two entries can be entered.
  • The images can be in monochrome or colour.
  • The competitions are non-graded.
  • Entries must be not more than two years old.
  • Images must not have been used in any previous HPS club competition.
  • Images entered cannot be entered into any club "special competitions" again.
  • The images can be used at some future date in the clubs monthly competitions.
  • Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
  • The JOHN CLARE trophy is an annual completion for portrait projected images only.

    Entries close: First club meeting in May

    Subject: Is a portrait of "one person". This portrait can include the body from the waist up but not below the waist.

    • Either one or two entries can be entered.
    • The images can be in monochrome or colour.
    • Entries must be not more than two years old.
    • The competitions are non-graded. Entries must be not more than two years old.
    • Images must not have been used in any previous HPS club competition.
    • Images entered cannot be entered into any club "special competitions" again.
    • The images can be used at some future date in the club's monthly competitions.
    • The longest edge must not exceed 1620 pixels for a Landscape format and Portrait/Square format must not exceed 1080 pixels
    • File size must be less than 2MB.
    • Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
    • Entries close: First meeting in July

      Submission: Is for print images only

      • All six images will be judged as a set (and should follow a theme of some sort, i.e. a colour, subject matter or tell a story etc.)
      • Prints can be mono or colour.
      • Prints must not have been used in any other competition.
      • Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
      • Prints entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
      • Prints entered in this competition may be more than 2 years old.
      • The size of the prints should not exceed 5 X 7 inches (approximately 13X 18 centimetres)
      • The mount should not be larger than 20 X 16 inches (approximately 51 X 41 centimetres).
      • Entries close: First meeting in July

        Submission: Digital Audio programmes must not run longer than 5 minutes

        • Up to two programmes may be entered.
        • Sound can be used in any form (entrant is responsible for copyright).
        • Images used in the digital audio shows may have been used in previous competitions and therefore the restrictions of rule 6 do not apply.
        • Images may be later used in another competition subject to the rules of that competition.
        • Images can be digitally altered but must have been taken by the entrant.
        • Digital audio shows should preferably in mp4 format but must be able to be played Windows based computer.
        • Images used in this competition may be more than 2 years old. There is no time limit on when the images were in this competition.
        • Presentations must conform to general competition rules.
        • Entries close: First meeting in September

          Subject: Is New Zealand natural history as a colour print.

          • One, two or three prints may be entered.
          • The Trophy shall be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points total based on the awards given to each print entered by a competitor.
          • Prints are awarded Acceptance (2 points) or Honours (4 points). A Champion print is chosen which gets 1 extra point.
          • Prints entered in this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
          • Prints can be used in a future monthly competition.
          • Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
          • Entries close: First meeting in September

            Subject: Is New Zealand natural history entered as a colour digital image.

            • One, two or three images may be entered.
            • The Cup shall be awarded to the competitor with the highest aggregate points total based on the awards given to each print entered by a competitor.
            • Images are awarded Acceptance (2 points) or Honours (4 points). A Champion image is chosen which gets 1 extra point.
            • Digital images entered into this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
            • Images must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
            • Images presentation must conform to the general competition rules.


            • DEFINITION OF NATURAL HISTORY
              Natural History images should:
              • Provide worthwhile scientific information about the subject.
              • Be given a formal title describing what the image contains using, if possible, correct scientific names.
              • Not be manipulated to alter the appearance of the subject.
              • Corrections for density and contrast are permissible during processing.
              • Lighting may be arranged to provide the best possible result.
              • The subject should be in a natural environment.
              • For guidance please refer to current PSNZ rules covering both natural history and nature photography.
              • Images will be judged primarily on the scientific value over the pictorial value.
              • Entries close: First meeting in November


                The competition is of four prints, colour or monochrome, comprising one each of:


                Landscape / Seascape: The land [or sea] must form the main subject matter. People or buildings [or other objects] may be included but must take on an inferior point of interest.

                Human Interest / Genre / Portrait: Must be the photograph of a person. The photograph may be a formal portrait or an image of a person at work or play. The person must form the main centre of interest.

                Contre-Jour: This is a photograph taken with the main light source to the front of the camera. The subject is typically defined by rim lighting. The side facing the camera must show some detail and not be a full silhouette

                Pattern and/or Texture: The subject matter is to consist of strong regular shapes arranged into a pattern or clearly defined textures. The shapes should have a degree of abstraction but may be of recognisable objects.

                • The photographs will be judged as a set.
                • The competition is non-graded.
                • The images must have been taken in New Zealand.
                • Prints entered in this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
                • Prints must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
                • Print presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
                • Entries close: First meeting in November


                  The competition is for four digital images, comprising one each of:


                  Landscape / Seascape: The land [or sea] must form the main subject matter. People or buildings [or other objects] may be included but must take on an inferior point of interest.

                  Human Interest / Genre / Portrait: Must be the photograph of a person. The photograph may be a formal portrait or an image of a person at work or play. The person must form the main centre of interest.

                  Contre-Jour: This is a photograph taken with the main light source to the front of the camera. The subject is typically defined by rim lighting. The side facing the camera must show some detail and not be a full silhouette

                  Pattern and/or Texture: The subject matter is to consist of strong regular shapes arranged into a pattern or clearly defined textures. The shapes should have a degree of abstraction but may be of recognisable objects.

                  • The images will be judged as a set.
                  • The competition is non-graded.
                  • The images must have been taken in New Zealand.
                  • Digital images entered in this competition cannot be entered again in any future special (non-monthly) competition.
                  • Images must not have been used in any other HPS competition.
                  • Image presentation must conform to the general competition rules.
                  • Entries close: Mid November

                    Champion Projected Image of the year

                    You may enter up to 4 projected images into the champion section which must have been selected from those entered for the monthly competitions during the year.

                    Entries close: Mid November

                    Champion Print of the year

                    You may enter up to 4 prints into the champion section which must have been selected from those entered for the monthly competitions during the year.

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