Format and Presentation of Entries

Rules covering format and Presentation of Entries

Format and Presentation of Prints

  1. The entrant must have made the original exposure from which the print is produced.
  2. Negatives or slides from which a print is produced may be commercially processed.
  3. Prints may be either commercially or home processed.
  4. “A and B Grade Open” and “A and B Grade Set-Subject” competitions: Prints must be mounted and it is strongly recommended that a backing board be used to stiffen the matted print for the new display arrangements.
  5. “Image Critique” section: Prints should be mounted.
  6. All prints must be marked with the entrant’s name and grade on the back. The entrant’s name & image title (if included) must not be visible when viewing the image.
  7. Framed prints are not permitted.
  8. The maximum size of prints, including mount, in any competition including “Image Critique”, is 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 inches). Note, this will allow prints to be entered in interclub competitions and photographic salons.
  9. It is recommended that the maximum thickness of a print, including mount, is 5mm. Note: Prints exceeding 5mm could be ineligible for entry in interclub competitions and photographic salons.
  10. A digital copy of the entered prints must be uploaded to the MCC website for the print to be awarded points. This is through a separate portal on the MCC Competitions page “Print Upload” and should be completed by no later than 8pm on the following day. Image format and presentation must comply with PDI rules. Any analogue print entries must be imaged (photograph or scan) to be uploaded.


Notes for “Image Critique” Print competition

  1. The rules for “Image Critique” Print are structured to make it easy to start entering the Print competition.
  2. The mounting of prints is optional, however, it is expected that after a couple of competitions, prints will be mounted.
  3. If prints are not mounted, pins will need to be pushed through the corners when displayed.
  4. To defray costs, smaller prints could be entered. Around 30 x 20cm.


Format and Presentation of PDI’s (These rules apply to all A and B Grade competitions including “Image Critique”)

  1. The entrant must have made the original exposure and any digital manipulation of the image.
  2. PDI’s must be in the JPEG file type.
  3. PDI’s must be in the sRGB colour space.
  4. The maximum size of a PDI is 1920 pixels (maximum width) by 1200 pixels (maximum height) and be contained in a file of 2Mb (2,048Kb) or smaller.
  5. Entries will be presented to the judge without title or maker’s name.