Competition Info 2022-23

DPI only, 3 categories, Color, Monochrome, Specials Topic

Each person can submit 2 photos for each class for each judging. The classes
are Open Color, Open Monochrome and Specials.

If you miss submitting for a competition, you can submit “make-up”
images. Make-ups will not be eligible to win awards like Print Of The
Month. They will be judged separately and awarded points based on
their own merit. Those points get added into your total points for the
year

Specifications for images are as as follow:
■ Must be a JPG file. The file will be returned to the submitter for
conversion if it isn’t.
■ sRGB is recommended. sRGB – stands for Standard Red Green Blue
and is a color space, or a set of specific colors.
■ Sepia is acceptable in the Monochrome category.
■ Borders: A border around the image is highly recommended but not
mandatory. The border can be black, white, grey or any color you feel
is complimentary. The width of the border must be factored into your
final image dimensions.
■ Dimensions:
● Width: Less than or equal to 1400 pixels
● Height: Less than or equal to 1050 pixels

When resizing, it’s recommended you retain your proportions,
but don’t exceed the larger of the two dimensions on either
edge. For example, you might resize a vertical image down to a
height of 1050 pixels, but the proportionate width might only
be 790 pixels. That will allow your image to display properly.
● Examples:
○ Vertical: An image with the original dimensions of 1440
wide x 2160 high, would be downsized to 693 wide x
1040 high. If you add a 5 pixel border, the dimensions
increase to 703 wide x 1050 high because you’re adding
5 pixels to each edge. (10 pixels in height and 10 pixels
in width)
○ Landscape: An image with the original dimensions of
2160 wide x 1440 high, would be downsized to 1390
wide x 927 high. If you add a 5 pixel border, the
dimensions increase to 1400 wide x 937 high because
you’re adding 5 pixels to each edge. (10 pixels in height
and 10 pixels in width)
● Phil has an Article regarding resizing for DPI on the club
website web page that you can reference. He also offered
one-on-one assistance if you reach out to him directly. The link
to his article is:
http://foresterscameraclub.org/sizing-images-for-dpi/

Titles: can only be 35 characters long
● Sections of the name should be separated by a “~” (as shown
below) not a “-“.
● Open Color – start with A or B
○ A~Photo title~John Doe
○ B~Photo title~John Doe
● Specials – start with C or D
○ C~Photo title~John Doe
○ D~Photo title~John Doe
● Open Mono – start with M or N
○ M~Photo title~John Doe
○ N~Photo title~John Doe
● Make-ups – same as above but with a 1~ or 2~ in front of it
○ 1~A~Photo title~John Doe
○ 2~B~Photo title~John Doe

Prints are classified as either SMALL or LARGE. Maiximum of 2 prints in each category is allowed, Small Color, Small Monochrome, Large Color, and Large Monochrome.
• A small print is any print mounted on and not extending beyond the edges of an 11” x
14” board.
• A large print is any print mounted on and not extending beyond the edges of a 16” x 20”
board.
All prints must be identified by affixing a completed Foresters Camera Club label in the upper
left corner on the reverse side of the board. The entrant must record the following information
on the label: name, date, category of entry, and title of the image. Prints may be maker-made
or commercially made.

In addition, a Print Entry Form is to be filled out for each category and submitted with the prints. This form is downloadable under Competition Info. Form can be filled out by hand or on line and then printed.