Portrait Photographer of the Year & Photographer of the Year 2013
Will now be held on the same night. Monday May 13th. We will have Russell and Barbie Lindsay to assist in the task of choosing the winners. Let no one be under the illusion that this will be easy. There will be a lot of work to do on that night and we will need an army of volunteers. I need you all there at 7:30, please. We’ll get out tables, print stands, the 35mm projector for lighting and the large print stand. We have the portraits there so they can be put up straight away. We will start judging at 8pm on the dot. We may not be finished until 10:30.
The portraits will be put up first. Bring your POTY entries with you and keep them to one side ready for the switch over at the break. Make sure that your name is on each and every print. Russell will judge the portraits and award the slips and cup before the break. As soon as we break, you will need to grab your portraits and take them away. If you are entering Photographer of the Year, you will need to put up your six prints as you want to see them displayed. Do this before you get your coffee or tea so that the judge can check them out before we start part two. You can see that, if you are entering either of these comps, you will need to be there in person if possible.
Tea break will be no more than ten minutes, depending on the number of POTY entries. Like Russell, Barbie will not get much more than two or three minutes on each entry by my estimate. It should be enough. These guys are good and don’t waste words. They know what they are talking about and their constructive criticism is worth it’s weight in gold.
Some members have been asking about the entry conditions for the photographer of the year competition. I have attached a copy of the up to date rules for you to print out and keep for future reference. Your entry will consist of your six best prints. The judge is looking for technical excellence as well as variety and versatility from the author. Your entry does NOT have to be arranged as a panel, like the Arthur Ash Trophy Competition, but some entrants prefer to show their work like a panel anyway. That is their choice, but you will not lose points if you have different coloured mounts or different sized prints within the mounts. The mounts will have to measure 50cm x 40cm as this is the standard size for all of our club comps and the EAF.
Barbie will also be asked to choose the best single image from the POTY for the Jim Lucas Trophy. This can be from any of the sets and does not have to be part of the winning set. Here are the entries from last year to give you an idea of what is required.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me on this address. firstname.lastname@example.org
In July we have an exhibition at what used to be the Boxfield Gallery in the Gordon Craig Theatre. It is now called Pi Bistro. The exhibition will be on the restaurant walls, so it will get even more attantion than usual. We will require your best prints for this exhibition directly after the POTY Competition. We would like to have at least one from everyone in the club if possible. A maximum of three, please. You can add portraits as well. I will have Arthur at the back table by the window to collect them from you.