Member's Exhibition: For Seniors by seniors, October 2018

About the exhibition

“For Seniors, By Seniors” is The Melbourne Camera Club’s contribution to Seniors Week. The Exhibition provides an opportunity for senior Club members to showcase their photography.  Club members over the age of 55, or any member who would really like to participate in this exhibition, are welcome. The aim is to show seniors in our community, or people reaching retirement, what a wonderful recreational activity photography can be, and that joining a camera club can be a great way to advance this activity.

Terms and Conditions, Important Dates


  • DELIVERY: Prints need to be at The Melbourne Camera Club, mounted and ready for hanging no later than Thursday 20th September, 2018
  • EXHIBITION OFFICIAL OPENING – Sunday 7th October at 1.00 pm.
  • EXHIBITION OPEN TO THE PUBLIC - From Sunday 7th to Sunday 14th October 2018. The exhibition will open each day from 11 am to 3 pm.
  • COLLECTION OF IMAGES – Photography in the exhibition can be collected from the Club at the close of the exhibition, 3 pm Sunday 14th October; otherwise from the Club on subsequent Thursday nights.


  • Submit completed and signed entry form with your prints to the Exhibition Coordinators Sue or Jim no later than Thursday 20th September 2018. Download here
  • Each work must be mounted and ready for installation.
  • Preferred size of each matted work is 400mm x 500, (or 20” x 16”).
  • Please clearly label all prints on the reverse with the following details:
      • Photographer’s Name
      • Work’s title and Number as per the Entry Form.
      • Your contact details (Email or Phone).
      • An arrow indicating the top, if orientation could be an issue.


  • The number of entries is limited to a maximum of 5 prints per member.
  • There is no entry fee. 
  • Entrants are invited to submit a low resolution JPEG (800 pixels on the long side) of their entry to be used for the promotion of the Exhibition on The Melbourne Camera Club Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages via email to
  • Filename format: <image title><underscore><photographer name><underscore><version number or id or 0>.jpg  e.g. Decisive Moment_Harry Cartier_IMG01000.jpg
  • The image will be included in the Exhibition catalogue if the print is included in the Exhibition.
  • Please also note that the Melbourne Camera Club may or may not use your image for promotion
  • All work submitted must be available for display across all dates of the exhibition.
  • Work submitted will not be for sale as there are no retail facilities available in the gallery.
  • Photographers with a series consisting of two or more images must provide instructions for the installation of their work.
  • We have an all care, no responsibility policy. With such a large number of works to install, although we take all care, we cannot take responsibility for damage made to work submitted to the exhibition.
  • All works must be ready for installation when dropped off.

Unframed images only. Matted prints, preferably with backing board.

The Melbourne Camera Club prefers to pin prints around the mat board. The pins are not inserted into the print or mat. This is our preferred method for hanging prints in the gallery.

  • Preferred and maximum size of each matted work is 400mm x 500mm (or 16” x 20”), including the mats (borders).


  • Prints must arrive at the Melbourne Camera Club on or before Thursday September 20th.  
  • If dropping off work prior, (other than at a Thursday night meeting) please make arrangements with the Exhibition Coordinators, Sue or Jim.
  • Works can be collected at the conclusion of the Exhibition; 3 pm Sunday 14th October. Otherwise they will be available on the following Thursday, October 18th at the evening meeting, or on any subsequent Thursday nights at the Club.


  • There will be a People’s Choice award for the most popular image in the “For Seniors, By Seniors” Photography Exhibition.
  • The award helps visitors to the Exhibition engage with the images on show, and take more time viewing and evaluating the works. 
  • The image with the most votes will be the winner of the People’s Choice award.  
  • Every person who visits the exhibition is entitled to one vote. Multiple votes per person will not be valid. Only valid votes will be counted. 
  • The People’s Choice winner will be announced at the Thursday night meeting immediately after the close of the Exhibition, i.e. 18th October, and will be advised on social media and in our magazine, Exposure.
  • All completed valid ballot forms will go into a draw for a prize for the lucky voter.


Exhibitors are asked to help man the Exhibition over the 8 days that it will be open. The hours from 11 am to 3 pm are less than the usual opening hours, and we are planning on offering visitors a coffee or tea. Please look out for the roster closer to the exhibition dates.


  • The Melbourne Camera Club Exhibition Coordinators reserves the right to make selections for the exhibition that may be determined by available space.
  • All entries will be displayed (subject to space) unless deemed offensive, too fragile, dangerous or not ready for installation.
  • If you are photographing children, please refer to protocols developed by the Australia Council ( before entering your work
  • Insurance is the sole responsibility of the entrant
  • All care will be taken, however The Melbourne Camera Club will not be responsible for any loss or damage caused to the work, howsoever caused.
  • Please direct any queries you may have to


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