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How to submit images for competitions

Prints:

Prints may be any size up to 16 x 20 inches and not smaller than 5 x 7 inches. They must be mounted on conventional matte board not smaller than 8 x 10 inches or larger than 16 x 20 inches. Prints may not be framed.

 

Digital projected images:

 

 

Examples, explanation and links to more information

1. The name of the image file that you enter in a competition should be the title of your image.

 

 

For instance, if you want to enter an image of a snowy egret standing on a rock, you should change the name of the image file from img_3719.jpg to Egret on rock.jpg or whatever other title you would like to use.

For information on renaming an image file, click on this link.

2. On the evening of the competition bring your image file on a USB drive.

 

 

Compared to CDs, USB drives are inexpensive, ample, reusable, and much more nimble.

For information on purchasing and using a USB drive, click on this link.

3. Submit image file in the .jpg (sometimes seen as .jpeg) format.

 

 

Images in other file formats such as .tif (sometimes seen as .tiff) or .png (the new lossless image format) will be accepted, but the .tif image file format is not recommended.

4. The SCC projector uses the sRGB color space.

 

For color accuracy, you should calibrate your CRT monitor or LCD display (the club owns a calibration program that you can borrow). And you should edit your images in the sRGB color space (or convert them to sRGB for the competition). If you use another color space, such as Abobe RGB (1998), the color differences between what you see on your computer screen and what is displayed by the club's projector may range from little to subtle to, perhaps, significant.

For more information on calibration and color spaces, click on this link .

 

Last modified: October 30, 2011