MGPS Digital Competition Submission

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Definition

Any image that has received an honour or merit in the last 12 months will be considered automatically.
However you can submit up to 4 Nature images for particular consideration for the 2024 Nature Interclub.

Nature is defined for this competition as per the definition provided by the Australian Photographic Society Inc. (APS)
https://www.a-p-s.org.au/index.php/nature-definition

CATEGORIES
This is a digital only nature competition with no prints. There are seven categories:
1. Landscape/Seascape
2. Botany
3. Birds
4. Mammals
5. Invertebrates
6. Other Nature
7. Urban Wildlife
There is an entry limit of 10 images per club, a panel of MGPS members will do a selection from the images entered specifically for this and those that received a merit or honour in monthly competitions for the last 12 months.*********************************************
NOTE: As this is a Nature ONLY competition the ""Open Subject"" upload section can be used to submit images for consideration.

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2 Open images and 2 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Saturday, 09th of March 2024.
Definition

Food photography encompasses images where food is the main or prominent element within the frame. This genre allows for the inclusion of people engaging with the food, provided that their involvement contributes to conveying a narrative.

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 27th of March 2024.
Definition

Nature photography records all branches of natural history except anthropology and archaeology. This includes all aspects of the physical world, both animate and inanimate, that have not been made or modified by humans.
* Nature images must convey the truth of the scene that was photographed. A well-informed person should be able to identify the subject of the image and be satisfied that it has been presented honestly and that no unethical practices have been used to control the subject or capture the image. Images that directly or indirectly show any human activity that threatens the life or welfare of a living organism are not allowed.
* The most important part of a Nature image is the nature story it tells. High technical standards are expected, and the image must look natural.
* Objects created by humans, and evidence of human activity, are allowed in Nature images only when they are a necessary part of the Nature story.
* Photographs of human-created hybrid plants, cultivated plants, feral animals, domesticated animals, human-created hybrid animals and mounted or preserved zoological specimens are not allowed.
* Images taken with subjects under controlled conditions, such as zoos, are allowed.
* Controlling live subjects by chilling, anesthetic or any other method of restricting natural movement for the purpose of a photograph is not allowed.
EDITING GUIDELINES
Processing or editing must be limited to making the image look as close to the original scene as possible, except that conversion to grayscale monochrome is allowed.
Allowed editing techniques:
* Cropping, straightening and perspective correction.
* Removal or correction of elements added by the camera or lens, such as dust spots, noise, chromatic aberration, and lens distortion.
* Global and selective adjustments such as brightness, hue, saturation, and contrast to restore the appearance of the original scene.
* Complete conversion of color images to grayscale monochrome.
* Blending of multiple images of the same subject and combining them in camera or with software (exposure blending or focus stacking);
* Image stitching - combining multiple images with overlapping fields of view that are taken consecutively (panoramas).
Editing techniques that are not allowed:
* Removing, adding to, moving or changing any part of an image, except for cropping and straightening.
* Adding a vignette during processing.
* Blurring parts of the image during processing to hide elements in the original scene.

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 24th of April 2024.
Definition

Selection for the Australia Cup.

TOPIC: THIS IS AUSTRALIA
Definition: Any image that shows a flavour of life in Australia including landscapes, people, iconic events and iconic places including architecture, birds and animals.
Images may be taken in any of Australia's territories.

We will be looking at the honours and merits from the last 12 months for the DIGITAL image, if you have received an award for a PRINT image, submitting those for selection would be greatly appreciated.

The final entry the club submits must only have 2 image per author.

2 Open images and 2 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Friday, 26th of April 2024.
Definition

A photograph of a person or people that must show all of the person(s) from head to foot (no head to waist close-ups).
The person(s) in the photograph must be the focal subject, however the image could also depict their environment or a broader scene. Can be posed or candid.
Must be a live human being (mannikins, statues or ornaments will not be accepted).

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 22nd of May 2024.
Definition

An image featuring an expansive view without humans dominating the scene - urban, rural, sea, sky scapes, and traditional landscapes are all included in this category.
A landscape is a photograph of natural scenery with land and sky-based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, animals, even part of the sea provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph.
A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study, or a picture of the open sea, provided always that the sea is the centre of interest of the photograph. People, boats, and man-made structures may be present as incidental to the photograph. (APS definition)

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 26th of June 2024.
Definition

Any photograph containing shades of only one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the total photograph-partial toning and/or the addition of one or more colour is not acceptable in this monochrome section

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 24th of July 2024.
Definition

Any digital image that has received an honour or merit in the last 12 months will be considered automatically.
However you can submit up to 8 images for particular consideration for the Interclub Competition by submitting 4 print and 4 digital images.

The selection will be done at the start of August, a panel of members will select 3 images that stand out for each of the following categories:
* People (head-to-foot showing all of person)
* Nature
* Scapes (an expansive view, no dominant subject)
* High Key
* Water in Motion
* Animals
* Non-A Grade Open (or Novice photographers for clubs who don't have gradings)

2 Open images and 2 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 31st of July 2024.
Definition

The state or situation of being alone, a lonely uninhabited place.

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 28th of August 2024.
Definition

Curves are graceful, rhythmic, dynamic and add energy to an image.

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 25th of September 2024.
Definition

An apparatus or part there-of, designed to apply mechanical power or to carry out some mechanical function. It must consist of several parts each with its own function.

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 23rd of October 2024.
Definition

Refer to MGPS website competition page or Member handbook number 6.1 page 11

1 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 13th of November 2024.
Definition

An image of any subject or genre

2 open images can be entered for both the digital and the print competitions.

2 Open images and 0 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Wednesday, 11th of December 2024.
Definition

This is for testing purposes only

2 Open images and 1 Set Subject images, Due by 9PM Thursday, 01st of January 2099.


Images submitted for competition must be within the resolution of 1920 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high, as this is the largest resolution the projector will display.

Open Images


Images for Set Subject


 
You will be notified which if any of your images required resizing and provided a link to review the image.
 
Warning: if your images are oversized, you will receive an error and have to re-upload your entry.

  

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By entering images into the MGPS Digital Competition, the member acknowledges that their image may be displayed on the MGPS website. At all times the MGPS will give credit to the author and no images will be used for commercial activities.