Who to Contact

Chairman: Marilyn and Rick Cloran, Larry Dunn

Questions regarding the
NECCC Interclub Competition?

Marilyn and Rick (digital)
necccrep@greaterlynnphoto.org

Larry (prints)
printinterclubcomp@ greaterlynnphoto.org

 

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NECCC Interclub Competition

(projected image and prints)

As a member of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC), the Association participates in projected image competitions between other member organizations. The Association currently participates in competitions for Color Projected and Nature Projected images and for Black & White and Color prints. The Association competes in Class A, the highest level, in each of these categories. The “competition” consists of other clubs from within the New England area that are also members of NECCC. If you look in the club's trophy case you can see the storied history of GLPA's success in these competitions in the array of the NECCC medals that show how many times GLPA has finished first overall.

There are three competitions each season in each of the competition categories and classes. These are typically called: Fall, Winter and Spring. The actual month of the competition can vary in each area but they are typically Fall (Oct. or Nov.), Winter (Jan. or Feb.) and Spring (Mar. or Apr.). Each competition is judged by three judges scoring from 3 to 9. The awards given are First, Second, Third and Honorable Mention. Ties are not broken, but the next place down may be eliminated . For example if two images scored 27 and one 26, the two 27's would each tie for First place, there would be no Second Place and the 26 would receive Third Place. HM's are always given to round out the top 10% of images in each class of each competition irrespective or ties for the other positions.

There is also a season ending Image of the Year competition in each class for Both projected image categories and both print categories to pick the top image for the season from those that won a First, Second, or Third Place during the year. GLPA members have been recipients of the NECCC Medals that are given to the top image from the year end competition. The individual and club year end medals are presented at the NECCC Conference each July.

Each competition involves four images from four different makers. Only one image from a maker is allowed in any one competition category. This makes it critical that members who belong to more than just GLPA choose a club to compete from for the season and let the competition representative (Marilyn and Rick for projected images or Larry Dunn for prints) know whether they will be competing from GLPA or from a different club. We try to ask in advance of the first competition, but we always appreciate it when a member lets us know sooner than that.

An image entered in projected nature cannot be entered in either nature or pictorial again whether or not it wins. It could be entered as a print. Similarly, an image entered as a color print cannot be re-entered in color prints or converted to a Black and White and entered in that category , however, it could be entered in the pictorial or nature projected competition (depending on the subject). The Nature category of projected images follows the PSA rules for what qualifies as a "nature" image. Basically that means it may not contain evidence of the hand of man or be of a domesticated or cultivated subject. Images in the Nature category may not be manipulated beyond a few things allowed by PSA. See Rick or Marilyn if you have a question on this. Images for Pictorial projected or either Print category can be manipulated.

Co-chairs for the projected image competitions, Marilyn and Rick, collect images they feel will represent the Association well in each competition. The selections are generally made from images that have been submitted for the Association’s regular monthly competition. However, they occasionally will ask a member if they may use a specific image that they have seen or if the member can provide a selection of images from which one or more might be chosen. Any member not wishing their images to be selected from those submitted for monthly competition or who competes from a different club, should notify Marilyn and Rick of this as soon as possible. No changes are ever made to the images. If a change is desired, the maker is asked to make it. All copyright remains with the maker.

Larry Dunn is the Chairman for the interclub print competitions. Larry  collects prints that he feels will represent the Association well in each competition. The selections are generally made from prints that have been submitted for the Association’s regular monthly print competition. If you have any questions on whether a print has been held for possible use in an NECCC or other interclub competition, Larry will be logging all prints held into a book at the club. Larry may also occasionally ask a member if he may use a specific print that he has seen or if the member can provide a selection of prints from which one or more might be chosen. Any member not wishing their prints to be selected from those submitted for monthly competition or who competes from a different club, should notify Larry of this as soon as possible.

The results of the competitions are announced at the Association when they are received and are published in the following issue of the Filter. If you miss the announcement click here http://www.neccc.org/p/interclub-competition.html to see the results of the competitions on NECCC’s web site. Top scoring images may be eligible for entry into the respective NECCC Image of the Year competitions at the end of each season. Greater Lynn has had a number of members win NECCC medals in these competitions. The winners are shown at the annual NECCC Conference at UMass Amherst each July. The annual results are also published in the Filter, generally in the September - October issue.