Competition Rules for Entry

f4 Group Internal Competition Rules for Entry – Projected images

Each digital image should be submitted in the following format:
• Images must be submitted as JPEGs at maximum image quality (12 in Photoshop), and at a resolution no greater than 300 ppi.
• Images must be in the proper orientation for viewing when projected.
• The maximum size for landscape horizontal pictures is to be 1400 pixels wide.
• The maximum size for vertical portrait or square pictures is to be 1050 pixels high.
• These dimensions are the maximum allowed and will include borders if used.
• Each image will use the specified filename procedure, incorporating their personal competition number, eg 0151, 0251, 0351 where 01 is the image number, and 51 is the member’s number.
• This should be followed by the image title, with spaces denoted by the underscore character, for example 0151_autumn_trees_cragside
• All images used must be entirely the own work of the member.

f4 Group Internal Competition Rules for Entry – Prints

The print competitions will be open to prints to a maximum size of 50cm x 40cm including the mount. There is no minimum size. Sometimes the subject will be specified, others the subject may be “open”. Any label on the back should include your member competition number and the print title only. It is a condition of entry that all prints must be accompanied by a JPEG image file, at a resolution of 300 ppi.

“DROPBOX” – the Submission of Images into the Competitions

To enter your images into our club competitions relies on uploading them into a personal cloud storage service called ‘Dropbox’, which is a well-known application used for file sharing. On joining, members will be given every assistance to enter and make use of this facility.
The deadline for submitting entries is no later than midnight on the Sunday prior to the Thursday date of the competition. Your 3 image files should be uploaded within a folder, named after the title of the competition round. This is for 300ppi image files supporting print rounds, as well as those image files for projected image rounds. The link for opening a Dropbox account is on the Links page.