Selectors Andrea Hargreaves FIPF MPAGB AWPF BPE4* PSA4 EFIAP/b Mike Sharples ARPS MPAGB AFIAP Paul Smith DPAGB AWPF LSINWP BPE5*
Calendar Entry Opens – 00.01 Saturday 04th June 2022 Closing date – 23.59 Sunday 24th July 2022 Selection dates - 13th and 14th August 2022* Results sent out by 04th September 2022*
Exhibition at Copdock & Washbrook Village Hall Sunday 25th September – 12noon - 4pm* Presentation of awards 2.30 pm Entry to Exhibition is FREE!
*Dates are planned and will be maintained as best we can subject to further Covid-19 developments
Conditions of Entry
1. The Beyond Group National Open Exhibition of Photography 2022 is open to all photographers resident in the UK, Channel Islands and Isle of Man 2. Closing date for entries is 24th July 2022 3. Entries accepted in previous Beyond Group Exhibitions, or similar images, are not eligible for re-submission in any section 4. The image and all elements within must be the sole work of the author, who must own the copyright. Images made completely by computer software and having no photographic content will not be accepted 5. There are four digital sections - General Colour, General Monochrome, Scapes and Nature 6. You may enter a maximum of 4 images in each section 7. Gold Medals will be chosen from the top scoring images 8. Copyright of the image remains with the author and he/she must accept that his/her work could be downloaded from the site. The organisers will do their best to protect the copyright of the image when viewed on the website by making them as small as possible 9. Whilst copyright remains with the authors, the Beyond Group reserves the right to use any entry, without fee, for publication and/or display in any media related to the Exhibition. This includes the sharing of all accepted entries, which may be shown at other clubs using DVD, CD, USB memory stick, etc 10. Entrants details will be kept on file for future mailing of exhibition 11. Entry for this Exhibition is on-line only
Online Digital Entry 1. Images must be submitted in JPEG file format only 2. There are no naming criteria for online entry 3. Images will be projected at 1600 pixels x 1200 pixels. Images projected in Portrait mode must be no more that 1200 pixels high 4. Images will be projected on a black background and in sRGB colour space 5. Images not entered exactly as above will not be presented to the judges correctly 6. Images eligible for the special themes must be indicated by selecting the tick box when entering: Best Humorous in colour, Best Travel in mono, Best Perfect Light in scapes, Best Authentic UK Wildlife in nature and Best Action in nature 7. All entries are accepted in good faith. The entrant agrees to indemnify the Judges, Exhibition, Organisers and other related parties against any litigation that may arise if entered images do not have the necessary permissions, licenses and/or contracts to be used and/or published in exhibition-related documents, media sharing devices or on any website associated with the Exhibition 8. The decisions of the judges and organisers are final and no correspondence of any description will be entered into 9. Entry fees: £1.50 per image with minimum £6.00 entry
FIAP/PSA/RPS Common Nature Definition (2015): Nature photography is restricted to the use of the photographic process to depict all branches of natural history, except anthropology and archaeology, in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject material and certify its honest presentation. 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. No techniques that add, relocate, replace, or remove pictorial elements except by cropping are permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photograph without changing the nature story or the pictorial content, or without altering the content of the original scene, are permitted including HDR, focus stacking and dodging/burning. Techniques that remove elements added by the camera, such as dust spots, digital noise, and film scratches, are allowed. Stitched images are not permitted. All allowed adjustments must appear natural.
Monochrome Definition: A black and white image is one with tones from very dark grey (Black) to very clear grey (white). A black and white image toned entirely in a single colour will be able to stand in the black and white category and can be reproduced in black & white in the catalogue. On the other hand a black and white image modified by partial toning or by the addition of one colour to a part of the image becomes a colour image and should be entered in the colour category. This type of image will be reproduced in the colour pages of the catalogue. Colour images can be converted to greyscale monochrome. Infrared images, either direct-captures or derivations, are allowed.
Scapes: This is a broad interpretation of landscape; any image depicting our physical environment - land, sea, urban, rural, city are all acceptable. People and animals may be included in the scene as long as they are ancillary to and or supportive of the main subject. Entries to this class can be from a 'single image': this means the image should be from a single exposure, or from multiple exposures taken at the same time and merged to work round camera limitations. Specifically, HDR, focus stacking, and stitched panorama techniques are allowed, and entries to this class can be ‘creative images’.
Each section will be awarded the following: · Gold medal · Selector’s medal (3 selectors) · Chairperson’s award · Highly Commended ribbons · Commended ribbons · Best Beyond Group member
No image can win more than one award Beyond Group Members are not eligible for any Awards except the Best Beyond Group Member
Within each section there are also Special Awards which are sponsored by Beyond Group Members: · Best ‘Harmony’ in Colour – Sponsored by Chrissie Westgate · Best ‘Travel’ in Monochrome – Sponsored by Marcia Mellor · Best ‘Perfect Light’ in Scapes – Sponsored by Wayne Davey · Best ‘Authentic UK Wildlife’ in Nature – Sponsored by Paul Smith · Best ‘Action’ in Nature – Sponsored by Kevin Williams
There is also an award for the photographer with best result overall