Sileby Photographic Society

Knockout Competition

Instructions for Entry

The knockout competition is now run in digital form only. The logistics of mounting this competition are complex; we use some specially-written software and two computers. To enable the evening to go as efficiently as possible, entrants must follow the updated rules laid out below. Failure to do so could result in entries being rejected.

In order to maintain anonymity, you will be given a two-digit identification number, which will be used in the manner detailed below. It should arrive by email at least two weeks before the date of the competition. If you do not receive the email, please contact the Competition Secretary. The mapping of this number to your identity will be known only to the software that looks after the scores.

The preferred method of submission is by email attachment to silebyps@gmail.com, but submission on either a CD or on a USB “thumb drive” is acceptable.  In all cases submission must be completed one week before the date of the competition.

For email submissions, please title your email with your identification number followed by a space followed by your name. Separate image files or a zip file with all 18 images inside are equally acceptable. If you use CD or USB, you can have other items on the device, but it must contain a folder with a name formed by your assigned number, followed by a space followed by your name. An example for either method is:

14 John Smith

Each entrant is to submit 18 images, not exceeding 1280 pixels wide and 1024 pixels high. Assign names to each of your 18 images formed by adding its sequence number in the range 01 to 18 (do please include the “0” on the first nine images), followed by your own two-digit identification number and then the name of the image, with each part separated by a space. An example of one of John Smith’s images is:

06 14 Waiting for the Tide

If you're wondering why this is so prescriptive, the numbering ensures that images are shown in random order in each round.

Have your entry available on the date given in the programme.

Remember to bring along a “contact sheet” print of your 18 images or some other means of inspecting them as it will not be possible for you to view your images on the computer attached to the projector.