End Of Year Competition Overview

The highlight of MCC's competition year is the End of Year Competition, where members can showcase their best Prints, PDIs, and Audio-Visuals in various themed sections. Prizes and trophies are awarded for the best work in every section and there are extra prizes for the most successful monthly competition workers.

This page is an overview of the End of Year Competition rules only. Please ensure you read the rules properly by following these links:

End of Year rules

Additional Rules for Michaels Special Set-subject of Yarra River Activities

ENTRIES FOR THE 2017 END OF YEAR COMPETITION CLOSE ON THURSDAY 2 NOVEMBER 2017 AT 9.30PM.

For the standard themes of Open, Photojournalism, People, Creative, Nature and Landscape, members may enter up to 6 prints and 8 PDI's.

The Special Subject Competition in 2017 of Yarra River Activities is being sponsored by Michael's Camera, Video & Digital, you may enter one image in each print and PDI, and your image will be reprinted by Michael's and displayed in their Gallery from 16 December 2017 to 14 January 2018.

Listed below is some general information about the competition.

SECTIONS

There will be sections for Prints, PDI’s and Audio Visuals.

Prints

There are a number of options within the print competition:

Themes of: Open, Photojournalism, People (including portrait and figure study), Creative, Landscape and Nature. Members may enter up to six (6) prints with no more 4 entries in any one theme.

Print Special Subject: Yarra River Activities. Additional rules apply, one print entry only.

Print Photo Essay: a print photo essay consists of a minimum of 3 related images mounted on a single mount board (maximum size 40cm x 50 cm). Members may enter one (1) photo essay.

 

Entries for the print competition must be delivered to End of Year Competition organisers or a member of the Competition Committee at the clubrooms, with signed entry forms on or by 9.30pm 2 November 2017.

PDI

Themes of: Open, Photojournalism, People (including portrait and figure study), Creative, Landscape and Nature. Members may enter up to 8 images with no more 4 entries in any one theme.

PDI Special Subject: Yarra River Activities. Additional rules apply, one PDI entry only.

The same formats as used for the monthly competitions apply:  maximum 1920 x 1200 pixels in a file of 2Mb or smaller; be in the sRGB colour space and be of the JPEG file format.

Entries must be submitted by internet upload by 9.30pm 2 November 2017. By using this upload facility, you acknowledge that you have read the rules of the competition and submit to those rules.

PDI Upload link

SPECIAL SUBJECT - YARRA RIVER ACTIVITIES

As noted in the Print and PDI sections above, members may enter one entry in each of the Print and PDI formats. If you enter this section for Print and or PDI, you must:

  • Complete a Yarra River Activities Data Form (see below);
  • Upload large printable files to the Michaels Yarra River Activities Exhibition Files competition which has been set up to receive the files for Michaels to print.
  • Deliver your print by 2 November 2017, and or
  • Upload your normal size PDI 1920x1200 to the 2017 End of Year Competition.

PLEASE SEE THE ADDITIONAL  RULES FOR THIS SPECIAL SET SUBJECT

AUDIO VISUAL

An AV is defined for this competition as a photo essay of linked sequential still images which maybe animated by techniques including but not limited to transitions, panning, zooming and others; and an AV may include synchronised audio to the images, comprising any or all of - music, narration, poetry and sound effects. AV’s can run for a maximum of 12 minutes. AV’s that have a run time of exactly 3 minutes and 21 seconds also qualify to be considered for the 321 award. Members may enter up to 2 AV’s.

FORMAL COMPETITION RULES

View on web

2017 End of Year Competition Special Subject Additional Rules

DOWNLOADS

2017 Entry Forms

Yarra River Activities Data Form

2017 Audio Visual Detailed Rules and Fiche

 

 

 

Competition Committee

If you need any assistance in interpreting the rules, please speak with a member of the Competition Committee - Jim Weatherill, John Spring, Marg Huxtable, Charles Kosina, Ian Bock, Gary Richardson or Frances Egan.

2016 End of Year Competition Sponsors

The following organisations generously donated prizes to the MCC's 2016 End of Year Competition.

 

Michaels Camera Video Digital Logo Bond Imaging Logo