Guide to Preparing images for club competitions

A Simple Guide to Preparing Photographs for Competitions using Photoshop Elements
(I presume Photoshop users already know this stuff)
Colour Section images can include as much or as little colour as you like. The subject matter is open except that nature photographs will not be accepted into the colour section.

Monochrome Section must be completely black and white with shades of grey or can be
completely tinted with one colour. The subject matter is open except that nature
photographs will not be accepted into the monochrome section.

Nature Section

The story telling value of a photograph must be weighed more than the
pictorial quality while maintaining high technical quality. Human elements shall not be present, except where those human elements are integral parts of the nature story such as nature subjects, like barn owls or storks, adapted to an environment modified by humans, or where those human elements are in situations depicting natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves.
Scientific bands, scientific tags or radio collars on wild animals are permissible.

Photographs of human created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domestic animals, or mounted specimens are ineligible, as is any form of manipulation that alters the truth of the photographic statement. (Full definition in the rules)

You may submit up to two images per section
Choose the class you wish to enter
Class One is for advanced photographers
Class Two is for beginners and intermediates.
You may choose to be in different classes for each section. For example you may chose
class one for Colour and Mono but class two for nature.

Projected Digital Images (PDI)
• Once you have processed a file to your satisfaction, make sure you save it at it’s full
resolution (In case you want to use it later as a print)
• Convert the profile to sRGB. Image>Convert Colour Profile>Convert to sRGB Profile
• Now edit the file size to a maximum of 1600px width and a maximum of 1200px height.