Monthly Challenge Rules

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Image Size
When normal club meetings are resumed, monthly challenge images will be projected in a horizontal format at a screen resolution of 1400 x 1050 pixels, so we’d like to adopt a common image size for our monthly challenges from now on.
To get the best from your submitted pictures, please set them to a minimum resolution of 75 dpi. If possible, please limit individual files sizes to 4Mb.
If you’re not able to resize your images, just submit them at the largest file size your e-mail system will allow, and the challenge administrator will sort it out for you.

File Type
Where possible, images should be sent as JPEG (.jpg, or .jpeg) files, please. The challenge administrator can handle most other file formats if your camera uses something different - including RAW files, but avoid these if possible, please, as they can be quite large.

Image Title
To make it easier for the challenge administrator to collate the images, please give each a title, using the format “First Name Last Name – Title” - for example: "John Smith - A Bunch of Figs". Often the title you choose will add something to the image itself, and, of course, it makes it more fun if you make it amusing in some way! If you can’t put the title in the file name, just include it in your e-mail and the challenge administrator will incorporate it into the file name.

Submission Deadlines
The challenge will be run to coincide with what would have been our normal monthly meeting dates (or the equivalents during our summer breaks). So, photos to the challenge administrator, please by the end of the day on the Sunday before the second Tuesday of each month. The collated images will then be distributed to members no later than the end of day on the second Tuesday of each month.

Voting
When normal meetings are resumed, voting on members’ favourites will take place at the club meeting. During the current lockdown, voting will be by e-mail with members being asked to cast their votes by close of play on the third Sunday of the month, with results being published no later than close of play on the third Tuesday of the month. Voting for your own submitted images is not allowed.

Subject Matter and Maximum Number of Images
The subject matter for each monthly challenge will be set by the committee and announced to members by e-mail. Members are encouraged to take photos during the relevant month where possible, but older images will be accepted. A maximum of three images per member.

Adopted by the Club Committee - May 2020