Rules of Competition

Print Entry Form

Print Standings

Template for Print Labels

Chairman: Larry Dunn, MNEC

Assistants:
Peter Miller, MNEC
Kathaleen Carroll-Coelho
Kathy Murphy
Dana Patch, MNEC (webpage)
Bob Pelland


Questions about competition?
printcomp
@greaterlynnphoto.org

For the 2022-2023 season, we will continue with six monthly print competitions: October, November, January, February, March and April. Please note this change: Prints will be collected two weeks prior to the judging.

Due Dates: all prints must be submitted between 6:15 and 7:15pm at the club ON MONDAY TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO COMPETITION NIGHT, normally the last Monday of the month. See below for exact dates.

The Print Entry Form must be completed and submitted online by 6:00pm the same night prints are due.

Prints and Entry Forms Due Competition Nights
10/03/202210/17/2022
10/31/202211/14/2022
12/12/202201/16/2023
01/30/202302/13/2023
02/27/202303/13/2023
03/27/202304/10/2023
Annual05/08/2023

 

Judges
OctoberSteven Sulewiski
NovemberDon Toothaker, MA
JanuaryTBA
FebruaryMarshall Goff-MA Newton Camera Club
MarchJorgen Lorbert, MNEC - MA Boston Camera Club
AprilTBA
AnnualTBA

 

Judge's Guidelines

Themes

October - Patterns
November - Silhouette(s)
January - Stairs
February - Curves
March - Motion
April
- Portraiture


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COVID PROTOCOLS

For the upcoming 2022-2023 season, masks and hand sanitizers will be available at the club. We will continue to use the ceiling UVC lights for disinfecting after each use of the club as well as having the air purifying system on 24/7.

 

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON LICENSED IMAGES: We appreciate that many members are actively promoting their work and often seek alternative avenues including the sale or licensing of their work to commercial sources. All members must understand that the sale or licensing of their work to a stock agency or other commercial enterprise places restrictions on the use and display of that image. Greater Lynn Photographic Association does not wish to unknowingly display a licensed or otherwise restricted image on its web site or in any other manner that may violate the terms of the member's licensing or sale agreement with a third party. We therefore require that members refrain from entering any image that is licensed or otherwise restricted in any competitions. In the event that a member is successful in marketing an image that is already on the GLPA web site, we ask that you immediately notify the web team at webmaster@greaterlynnphoto.org and alert us to that fact so that the image can be taken down promptly.

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2022-2023 Print Competition

Year 2022 Competition


(the printed image was photographed with its matting to present here)

 Photograph of the Year
Jumping Cranes
Frank Forward
   
Class C
Print of the Year
Heron in the Rain
Dave Young
Masters Class
Print of the Year
Jumping Cranes
Frank Forward
  

Greater Lynn holds monthly print competitions. Rules of Competition and deadlines for submission are all listed to the left. Feel free to ask questions of the Print Chairman at the email address provided.

Competing is an excellent way to improve your photographic skills. Listening to the judge’s comments on your prints and the prints of the other competitors gives you a better insight into your photography.

You will be given a supply of pre-printed labels for you to note your name, class, title and category of your print which should be placed on the back upper left corner of the print. Labels will be available at the club on the first September meeting and throughout the year. They can be found in an envelope on the print closet wall. You will need 24 per maker – (take 3 sheets each total of 30 to have a few extra. You can also pick them up in print group night. You may also print your own from the template in the left side column. Please have the labels on your prints prior to bringing them in for submission.

Be sure to take advantage of our print group which this year will be held on Tuesday, usually the Tuesday before the entry forms are due to allow attendees to make changes in prints they bring in for discussion should they want to enter them in the next month's competition. There is a wealth of information available to those who attend these very informative meetings. Do bring some of your prints for discussion.

At the first Print Group night, Print Chairman Larry Dunn, MNEC, will shows ways to reuse mattes to help keep the cost of participating in the print competitions down.

Please Note: Please print out the Competition Rules and read through them for a complete explanation.

Please remember this stipulation for competing. To help maintain the cumulative scoring for the year and to provide a way to report the scores on the club's website, you must use the Club's website to enter the print competition. We will only be asking for your name, title and category. We are not asking for a digital image of your print. By using an online entry form – much like that used for the digital competition – we can collect the data about each month's competition. All online entry form information MUST BE COMPLETED BY 6:00PM TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO PRINT COMPETITION DATE AND SUBMITTED THE SAME NIGHT PRINTS ARE DUE. Click here to get to the Entry Form.

All prints must be submitted between 6:15 and 7:15pm at the club TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE COMPETITION, normally the last Monday of the month. Late prints will not be accepted. Prints will now be judged prior to the competition. Please see left side column for exact dates prints and online entry forms are due. Make sure the labels have been completed and are on the back of your prints prior to submission.

All Prints for the 2022 – 2023 season will once again need to be mounted or matted but no frames allowed.  Do not bring in flat straight from printer prints - you must mount or matte them.

Competing:

For the 2022-23 club year, there will be 2 print classes- Class C and Masters.  Due to a drop off in club members entering the print competitions, Classes A & B have been combined to form Class C. We will continue to assess this format at the end of each year and make any necessary changes to keep the competition meaningful and successful for ALL participants. The Entry Form has been changed accordingly.

For the 2022-2023 season, we will resume six monthly print competitions normally held on the second Monday of the month - October, November, January, February, March and April. Categories for the monthly competitions are Color, Black & White, and Theme.  The Color and Black & White categories will be judged per class. Theme is judged as a combined class. (Scores will count toward the competitor’s accumulated total in his or her class.) A maximum of three prints may be entered each month for the B&W and Color Categories.  For the Theme Category, a maker may submit a fourth print for the Theme Category (Scores will count toward the competitor’s accumulated total in his or her class.). If a fourth print is submitted, only the top three scores will count towards the Class standings and Annual Awards. Which categories you choose to enter is up to you.

Due to a lack of participation the Portraiture Category will only be used as a Theme Category once each year.

Judging: Prints will be delivered to the judge so they can review, judge and score the prints prior to the actual print competition night. Print Drop off is the generally Monday two weeks prior to the Print Competition. This will allow for time to deliver the prints to the Judges. No late drop off prints will be accepted. It is always acceptable to drop prints off earlier than the drop off date, just let the Print Chairman know you will be dropping of prints early.

There will be a Daniel Charbonnet Memorial Photograph of the Year in Prints and in Projected Image.  The winners in each section will receive an 9x12 plaque with the winning image reproduced. 

Briefly some of the rules follow:

The maximum print allowable is 16” X 20”. All prints will be mounted.

All print images must be exposed by the maker.

The larger size prints are easier to view and generally have more impact.

Once a print receives a ribbon, it may not be entered again in that class or in the projected image competition for that season.

The scores for all entries will be posted on the website each month.  That way if you are unable to attend the competition night, you will have a place to get your scores.

Only prints receiving ribbons (all POM, 1st, 2nd, 3rd and two HM’s) are eligible for the final Annual “print of the year” competition held in May of the same season.

Please read the competition rules and judge's guidelines.

Join us for an enjoyable season of photography and print making. If you have any questions feel free to contact the chairman.