Last Updated: 26-3-2020 11:49

Submission Period

You have from the second Friday of the month until midnight on the second Thursday of each month (except December and January when there are no club competitions) to submit images for the current club competion.

From time to time the committee may make changes to the submission period for a given competition for example if there are technical issues with the club website, the committee may grant a discretionary extension. When you start a new entry, you will see what competitions are open for entry in a dropdown box. You may enter any competitions that are currently showing in the dropdown list of competitions.

File Format

Digital Images

Competiton entries must be in jpg format, in sRGB colour space, and sized to maximum dimensions of 1620 pixels wide by 1080 pixels high.

Images that are too large will automatically be resized by the website, however please try not to upload full resolution images as they will take longer to upload and process.

If you don't know how to resize images, please ask someone experienced in the club how to do so, as there are plenty of software options available including free software to resize images.

Prints

Prints should be handed in on or before club night, and a digital copy should be submitted via the club website to the same specifications as digital images.

Digital copies of prints are not sent to judges, however they are used to help identify prints, and to recognise images that gained honours or merit on the club website.

Entry Process

Please Note: If you don't have a personal login (firstname-surname), please email info@marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz to request one

The Marlborough Camera Club competition system is entirely web based.

Here's a video overview:

First, you need to go to the website login page.

The link for logging in and submitting images is: www.marlboroughcameraclub.org.nz/admin

You user name will be in the form firstname-lastname (If you have a hyphenated last name there will be an extra hyphen) eg. Fred Smith-Jones will have fred-smith-jones)

Your password should have been emailed to you. If you have forgotten your password, you can request a password reset, which will be emailed to the email address the club has on file for you. At this point you can set your own personal password. 

After you've logged in, you should see the following screen:

Login Screen

If you can't see the heading Competition Images, check that instead of a downward pointing arrow, there isn't a right arrow > . If there is, click on the > to expand to display the competition images (and possibly other) headings.

You can also click on the > arrow next to competition images, to see a list of previous images that you've submitted.

 

Images List

You'll see here that there are two images that have been submitted, and one with a line through it, that for some reason has not yet been submitted. Clicking on edit will allow you to change and complete an incomplete submission.

You can also change existing submissions unless they have a lock symbol next to them, which will apply once a competition closes.

If you hover your mouse over or click on Competition Images, you'll see New appears.

Click on New to add a new image.

New Image

Fill out all the fields, including uploading your image file, then click Save and Publish to finalise and send your entry.

(Ignore the option Save and Keep Unpublished. This is used for other parts of the club website, but is not really relevant to competition entries.)

Submitting more images

After you've submitted an image, if you want to submit another, Click on Content at the top of the screen to take you back to where you started.

More than one club member on the same computer

You will notice there is no need to enter your name. This is because your entry is linked to your login, so the system already knows whose it is.

Note: If more than one member uses the same computer, you'll need to log out to allow another family member to make a submission.

You need to click on your name at the top right of the screen to show the log out option.

Special instructions for Shot of the Year Entries

When Shot of the Year is selected as the competition, enter colour prints and digital images as Open, and mono prints as Set Subject to distinguish them.

 

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