Competition Rules

Rules for entering Naas Photography Group Internal Competitions

Competitions are only open to those members who have paid in full.

Members will be graded into one of three grades:

  •       Novice
  •       Intermediate
  •       Advanced

Competitions will consist of three categories:

  1. Colour Print
  2. Monochrome Print

General Guidelines

  • Members may enter one image only in each of the three categories,  ie. Max three images per competition.
  • Images may only be entered in a Club Competition once.
  • Images that have been entered in previous Naas Photography Group Internal Competitions may not be entered again.
  • Images that were entered in the Club Exhibition, but were NOT previously entered in any internal Club Competition MAY be entered into a future Internal Club Competition.
  • Images that have been entered into Competition may not be converted or altered for the purpose of re entry into the same or another Competition. ie converting an Image from Colour to Monochrome or using a cropped portion of an Image etc.
  • Very closely similar images are not permitted. Final decision as to whether images are too closely similar lies with The Competition Secretary.
  • Images must be submitted on Hand In date. (Arrangements can be made to accept images prior to hand in date if necessary)
  • ALL elements of any images you submit must have been taken by you. It is acceptable to use regular Photoshop tools on any image taken by you, but you cannot use Photoshop’s, or any other tools, AI features to generate elements of your image. For example, if you are doing a sky replacement for a composite image, you can use an image you have captured yourself but you must not use AI functionality to generate one.

Guidelines for submitting projected images

  • Image size must be 2048 pixels on the longest side.
  • Images must be saved as .jpg format
  • Images should not have your name or water mark included.
  • All images must have a title.
  • To help classify the files, please name the images as follows Xyyy_title.jpg where X = A for advanced, I for Intermediate or N for non-advanced
  • Yyy = your identification number
  • Category the image in enter into. C = coloured, M = monochrome

For example:- if I am in the advanced group and my membership number is 007 and I am submitting three photographs in both the colour and monochrome categories the names will be:

  • A007m_landscape.jpg
  • A007c_Church.jpg
  • A007m_Horse.jpg

Projected images are emailed to The Competition Secretary at comp@naasphotogroup.ie

Guidelines for submitting printed images

Window mounted Images cannot be accepted.

Images should not have your name or water mark included.

A title must be included on all images.

To help identify the photographs, please name the images as follows Xyyy_title where

  1. X = A for advanced, I for Intermediate or N for non-advanced
  2. Yyy = your identification number

For example:- if I am in the advanced group and my identification number is 007 and I am submitting three photographs the names will be:

  • A007_landscape
  • A007_Church
  • A007_Horse

The identification should be written on the back of the board in the top left-hand corner.

Printed images are handed into the competition secretary on the assigned submission date.