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Image Competition is held prior to most monthly meetings unless special events, workshops, or other activities preempt the competition.  

Members are limited to one (1) image per competition topic There  will be three to four competitions per month.

  • Traditional
  • Open
  • Monthly Topic
  • PSA Topic

Photos will be critiqued upon email request of the photographer to: critique@lps.cc Requests for critique may be made from the Monday of the general meeting until Friday following the general meeting.  The critique should be limited to a paragraph and include what is good about the image and how the photo could be improved. Critiques will be assigned on a rotation basis to one of the judges.


General rules that apply to images submitted for competition are:

1
All images used in competition must be the property of the member and must be photographs or combinations of photographs that were taken by the member. Other photographic material from other sources is not permitted to be used unless specified in a monthly or other special topic.
2
The photographic image may not be a reproduction of another artist's work. The image entered must be the photographer's original work. If another work of art is visible in the photograph, it cannot be the central theme or message of the photograph.
3
All images must begin with a photograph. They may not be totally computer generated.
4
Members may only enter in one level.
5
Images may only be entered once in a given year (except for the year-end competition where they must be entered in the same level and category as originally entered). Images that don’t earn an award may be entered again the following year. Images that win any award may not be entered again.
6
Promotions to higher levels are based on a simple point system. A Best of Show (BOS) is worth 1 full point. An Award of Merit (AOM) is worth 1/2 point. Any member Level 1 to 3 (Basic, Intermediate, Advanced) that accumulates three (3) points in a 12 month period will be promoted to the next higher level. Members at Level 4 (Master) will be promoted to Level 5 (Master 2) upon accumulating 4 points in the calendar year. Points for advancement must be in a single level.
7 If a member in levels 3-5 does not accrue .5 points in the calendar year, they  may optionally compete the following year at the next lower level.  If they prefer to continue at their current level, they may do so by notifying the competition chair.   
 
Any first time contestant may choose from level 1-3 to enter, but may not move down in level once they have entered a competition unless they qualify to do so under rule 7.
9
Student members may only enter  at Level 1.  To enter at Level 2 or above the student must become a full member.
10
By entering images in the competition the photographer gives Loveland Photographic Society non-exclusive right to use the image for purposes related to promotion of the Loveland Photographic Society and for benefit of the members. For example: these images may be used in slide shows or other presentations to the members and to outside parties for the purpose of promoting the Loveland Photographic Society.

 



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