We hope everyone has been having a wonderful summer capturing images from your vacations near and far. And if you’re thinking of entering some of these images in this year’s upcoming competitions, there are a few changes you should be aware of.
New Size for Digital and Nature Images
The biggest change for this year’s competitions is the new size for digital images in both Nature and Pictorial competitions. The club has invested in a new projector with different image size specs than the old one. When sizing your images for competition, two things to keep in mind are the new pixel length and the maximum image size:
- Image size must be 1050 pixels along the longest side (horizontal or vertical) including borders. Square images, where both dimensions are 1050 are acceptable.
- Maximum file size is 1.5 megabytes.
For a complete list of the new Digital Image Competition rules, please refer to the rules on TCC’s website or click on the link.
The Executive Committee also simplified (and we hope) clarified the general Rules for Competition, making them more streamlined and easier to follow. The Print Competition rules have similarly been edited and clarified. Please read all of the rules over before the first competition. You don’t want to be disqualified for not following the simple procedures for print and digital competitions.
Another major change is the number of images members need to enter during the year’s competitions in order to be eligible to compete in the Year-End Competitions. Since the number of images members are allowed to enter during each competition has been reduced, the Executive Committee decided to lower the number of new images entered during the year as well. We hope this makes it more fair to all members. Again, please refer to the rules posted on TCC’s website for a complete explanation.