Competition Guidelines


Photo Fredericton Competitions are held usually monthly.


The competitions are a friendly way to show your photographs in a mildly competitive manor. Two of our competitions are in conjunction with CAPA competitions. The winners of our in house competitions will be forwarded to compete with other clubs across Canada within CAPA. The themes are to get you thinking creatively and we encourage our photographer to try and get out and shoot something on theme that is recent rather than  pulling from older archives. Though this is not strictly enforced as we know time and schedule do not always allow one to get out and shoot when the time is available.


Our judging is done in house allowing everyone who wishes to take part in the judging of the club members images. The focus it to encourage members to look constructively and not emotionally at the images being shown. Also to engage the club in positive critique and discussion about photography.


If one wishes to share their recent images but this is allowed and the non judged images will be shown at the end of the competition. Images are brought on the competition night on a jump drive. A max of two images are allowed distributed between the two options: judged or non judged.


It is preferred  images be at least 1024 on the longest side and please name the files FirstName.LastName01.jpg.


Things to look for

Technical elements:
Exposure
Focus
Depth of field
Lighting
Colour
Composition:
Leading lines
Contrast
Subject placement
Rhythm repetition
Presentation
Visual Impact:
Creativity
Style



Subject matter:


Does it meet the theme?
Does it tell a story?
Scoring guidelines

4 – Extremely poor with very serious faults

5 – Fair - possibly with major faults

6 – Average - No significant flaws but does not stir emotions or tell a story

7 – Good solid image - good choice in subject, lighting, dramatic competition, depth of field emotional impact, tells a story

8 – Excellent image - above average in technical qualities and impact

9 – Exceptionally good - very high technical qualities and high impact

10 – Demonstrates the 'wow' factor - outstanding impact and technical aspects