the image competition

THE MONTHLY COMPETITION TO IMPROVE YOUR CRAFT

HOW IT

works

Our image competition is a powerful tool to use if you are looking to hone your craft and skills, and it’s a great learning curve to build on.

Image competitions will run monthly, beginning in September and you are invited to enter up to five images.  The cost to enter the competition is 

£5 for a single image entry

£10 for 3 images

£15 for 5 images

We have assembled a team of highly regarded industry experts to judge the competition and we look forward to introducing them over the coming months.

Good luck!  We can’t wait to see your images.

THE JUDGING PROCESS
The first thing a judge sees is impact.  Does the image create an emotional response?  Judge’s want to be moved by images and will look at the styling, composition, tone and balance of an image, before they dig deeper and look further into the details of an image.  Here they look to see how the image was executed, how it was lit and how it was post produced.  All the technical and essential skills that make a powerful photograph.

ALL THE ELEMENTS OF A PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE THAT OF THE AUTHOR.  FROM STYLING THROUGH TO POST PRODUCTION.

RULES AND INSTRUCTIONS

The competition is open to non-member and members. You can enter up to five images. Each image needs to be a jpeg, 1800 pixels on the longest edge and exported at maximum quality.  

£5 for a single image entry  |  £10 for 3 images  |  £15 for 5 images  

Please label your files as such;  FirstName_Surname_Month_Genre.jpg.  

Images are scored between 1 – 5.    

5 – Gold  |  4 – Silver  |  3 – Bronze  |  2 – Merit  |  1 – Not Awarded 

 It is incredibly hard to receive awards.  If your work is awarded 2, which is a merit, be incredibly proud of yourself.

 JUDGES AWARD 

 The Judges award is the overall winner for that month and will automatically be entered into the annual competition.

 The Judges decision is final.

COMPETITION RULES 

1.  COPYRIGHT – ALL IMAGES ENTERED MUST BE CREATED AND POST-PRODUCED BY THE AUTHOR OF THE IMAGE

2.  ALL ELEMENTS OF A COMPOSITE IMAGE MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN AND POST-PRODUCED BY THE AUTHOR

3.  WEDDING DOCUMENTARY AND WEDDING PORTRAITS ALL MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN ON THE ACTUAL DAY OF THE WEDDING

4.  BY ENTERING THE COMPETITION YOU AGREE THAT WINNING IMAGES WILL BE DISPLAYED ON THE RISE WEBSITE AND SOCIAL MEDIA

5.  NO WATERMARKS OR TEXT MUST BE ON THE IMAGE

6.  FIVE IMAGES PER MONTH CAN BE ENTERED, BUT ONCE ENTERED THEY CAN NOT BE RESUBMITTED INTO ANOTHER MONTH.

7.  IMAGES MUST HAVE BEEN TAKEN WITHIN THE LAST 2 YEARS.

8.  ONLY THE JUDGES AWARDS FROM EACH MONTH’S COMPETITION WILL BE ENTERED INTO THE ANNUAL AWARDS.

9.  DO NOT ENTER IMAGES THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED ON WORKSHOPS OR UNDER SUPERVISION FROM AN INSTRUCTOR.

10. BY SUBMITTING AN IMAGE YOU HAVE AGREED TO THE COMPETITION RULES.

11. THE MONTHLY COMPETITION IS OPEN TO MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS

 

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