Dorking Camera Club est. 1955

‘Guidance, Education, Enjoyment’

COMPETITIONS FOR 2023/24

DCC 2023/24 COMPETITION PROGRAMME

PDI Specifications:  Save your finished image as sRGB profile and resize to width 1600px or height 1200px.  Include a 1px or 2px keyline using one of the colours in the image to compliment it, otherwise use white.  Tuition on adding a keyline can be found under RESOURCES on the website. Upload your image in PhotoEntry one at the time under the appropriate competition folder.

PRINT Specifications: Prints must be mounted to a maximum mount size of 50cmx40cm and must include a firm backing board. (Square mount s are also allowed) The image can be any size but we suggest no smaller than A4, or 30cmx30cm if square.    Tuition and guidance on self prin ting and moi ting or using 3rd party printers can be found under RESOURCES on the website.  Bring your prints to the hall on the evening of the competition by 7.45pm. A copy of each print MUST be saved as a PDI and uploaded to the specifications, as above, three days before the competition.  

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League Competitions:  These are the Moller PDI or the Tate Print competition, each with three rounds during the season. The subject is always OPEN.  The judge awards each entry points which are accumulated and displayed on the website.  

The winner of each Leage receives:

PDI Club Class:  The Meurisse Trophy

PDI Advanced Class:  The Moller Trophy

PRINT Club Class: The Margaret Dane Trophy

PRINT Advanced Class:  The Tate Trophy

A Judge’s Choice plaque is also awarded to a recipient at each round of the competitions.

A pin badge entitled ‘10/10’ is awarded to a member receiving a double TEN in one round.

Moller dates: Enter up to two images per round.

25th September 2023

20th November  2023

13th March  2024

Tate dates: Enter up to two prints per round.

9th October  2023

5th February  2024

8th April  2024

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OTHER COMPETITIONS:

30th OctoberNEW Inter Club Competition with Reigate PS. (friendly) PDI comp. Details to follow.

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6th NovemberSpecial Print Panel Competition judged by CLASS - Set subject - 'Patterns and Textures’.     Submit a panel of THREE individual prints (to Print specifications)  depicting the set-subject.  Orientation can be portrait or landscape.  Each image should compliment each other and strongly depict the subject matter.  Each image must have a label with Panel title, and depicting the order to be displayed, i;e  L, C or R,  and the orientation.  Some inspiration can be found here:

https://www.pinterest.co.uk/gfinkel/texture-pattern/

https://www.naturettl.com/10-tips-for-photographing-patterns-and-textures-in-nature/

https://photoeducation.weebly.com/texture-pattern-and-detail.html

Winner CLUB Class:  The Tanqueray Cup

Winner ADVANCED Class: The Butler Cup

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4th December:   Photo on a Phone Competition -   Fun competition where you get to have the final vote. Enter up to TWO images in PDI format.

Winner: The Solitaire Cup

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22nd JanuarySPECIAL PDI Competition judged by CLASS.  Set subject 'Portraits' (Human).  Enter up to TWO images in PDI format.   Traditionally human portraits would have a subject, setting, facing the photographer, where light and shadow would emphasise the subjects’ features.  However, preferences have changed over the years and a ‘portrait’ subject can be however you wish to interpret it yourself.  Visit the Taylor Wessing annual competition website to see how modern portraiture has evolved. https://www.nationalgalleries.org/exhibition/taylor-wessing-photographic-portrait-prize-2022

Winner CLUB Class:  The Chairmans Cup

Winner: Advanced Class: The Lomas Trophy

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26th February David Multon Trophy Print  Competition. Set Subject:  OPEN.  David was a lifelong member of the DCC and to  continue his memory and service to the club, his wife and family donated a silver salver for this annual competition where the set subject is rotated each year.  The rules are different to other competitions, as you are able to enter up to TWO images, across PDI and/or PRINT categories. The PDI must be to PDI format, but the PRINT entry can be at your discretion – size is not restricted.  This is judged as a classless competition, so every member is judged equally.

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25th March:  Match a PDI with Reigate Photographic Society,  in DORKING.

This ‘fun’ competition is a ‘friendly’ match between DCC and Reigate where a series of pre-selected images are matched as close as possible for a judge to decide the winning image – audience partition is essential.

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22nd AprilANNUAL PRINT Competition judged by CLASS. Colour and Mono combined.  

This is now judged by CLASS.  Enter up to TWO images either from previously used PRINT League entries, or include completely new work. Print format is required.

Winner receives:

CLUB Class:  The Derek Gardner Trophy 

ADVANCED Class: The Print Shield

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13th May: ANNUAL PDI  Competition judged by CLASS

This is now judged by CLASS.  Enter up to TWO images either from previously used PDI League entries, or include completely new work. PDI format is required.

Winner receives:

CLUB Class:           Sir George Pollock Trophy 

ADVANCED Class:  Lady Pollock Trophy

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Updated 29th December 2023