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Photo Comp Goes Digital !!!

It's only a relatively short time until the photo competition at the 4th February 2021 club night. The rules have changed significantly:

In the annual photo competition we invite you to submit photos taken during the previous 12 months at Walking Club of Victoria activities and events, including travel to and from them. The prizes are $30.00 for first place and $20.00 for second place, per category.

Photos taken on a phone, tablet or camera are welcome. Include the location of where the photo was taken. Entries are to be submitted in digital form by email to Chris Avram ((chris.avram@gmail.com) not later than 20th January 2021, and are limited to no more than FOUR ENTRIES per participant for each category.

 The categories are:

1. Close upCloseup photos are ones showing usually hidden detail. They will be judged on how well they show that detail. They may or may not be macro photos. Macro photos contain images of objects 4 (or more) times larger than life. They are sometimes taken with a macro lens or setting but may be made with any high-resolution camera via cropping.

2. People

3. Landscape (scenery). People can be included but they cannot be the focus of the image.

4. Covid-19 Lockdown. Photos of ANY subject taken between 06/02/20 and 20/1/21 inclusive. The exceptions to this are photographs taken during club Events which must be submitted in accordance with the other categories namely 1. Close Up 2. People and 3. Landscape (scenery).

You, the photographer, must identify the category of each photo you submit. You cannot enter the same image in more than one category. The photo will be judged according to the category you choose and the following are some of the points that will be considered by the judge:
a) technical merit
b) composition
c) overall visual appeal
The decision of the judge is final. The judge is not permitted to submit any entries. All entries will be anonymous to the judge.

All images will be displayed on the night of the competition prior to the announcement of placegetters. The winning images may also be displayed in club communication systems, the website, and Contour Lines.

 Member’s Popular Choice Award (new initiative). All members are entitled to submit one (1) vote for the image that they think is the best of all the images submitted. Images will be posted online by 27 January 2021. Member votes are to be submitted via email to stephen.skaleskog1@bigpond.com not later than 01 February 2021. The image with the most votes wins this category. Please remember you can only submit one (1) vote in this section.

4. Entries in all designated categories will be judged and it is proposed the Winners and Runners up will be announced on the night of our WCV Club Meeting of 04/02/21. N.B. Due to current Covid restrictions on meeting numbers, it may become necessary to defer our physical Club Meeting on 04/02/21. If this occurs nothing will change as far as submitting entries or voting is concerned, the due dates remain the same as outlined in this email. The Winners of the various categories will simply be announced when the rescheduled physical event takes place.