End Of Year Competition Rules

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.


The Competition Committee has determined that it is necessary to reduce the maximum number of prints from eight (8) to six (6) to ensure that all prints entered can be displayed in the End of Year Competition Exhibition.

The Special Subject Competition in 2016 is being sponsored by Michael's Camera, Video & Digital, you may enter one image in each print and PDI (new for 2016), and your image will be reprinted by Michael's and displayed in their Gallery in December 2016 and January 2017.

The definition for Nature has been amended to generally bring it into line with APS and International definitions. The main change is that captive wild animals may be included.


Listed below is some general information about the competition.


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


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: Tourism Victoria. New 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.

Novice New Member: As well as entering any of the above print competitions, new members (less than 12 months in the club) may enter 2 small prints (maximum size of mounted print 30.5cm x 20.3cm, 12"x 8"). To be eligible for this award, the new member must not have entered images in print competitions in either of A or B grades.

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 3 November 2016.


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: Tourism Victoria. New 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 3 November 2016. By using this upload facility, you acknowledge that you have read the rules of the competition and submit to those rules.

PDI Upload link


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 Tourism Victoria Data Sheet (see below); and
  • Upload large printable files to the Michaels Tourism Victoria Exhibition Files competition which has been set up to receive the files for Michaels to print. Note a normal size PDI 1920x1200 still needs to be entered in the 2016 End of Year Competition.


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.


View on web

2016 Additional Rules for Special Subject


2016 Entry Forms

Tourism Victoria Data Sheet

2016 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.

2015 End of Year Competition Sponsors

The following organisations generously donated prizes to the MCC's 2015 End of Year Competition.


Michaels Camera Video Digital Logo Bond Imaging Logo