May Images (Open)
Results from the May monthly competition are now available on the site.
Motueka Camera Club are hosting this fun weekend this year, and registrations are now open. Even if you're unable to attend you can enter one or more of the competitions. More details are on the Motueka Camera Club website.
Call for nominations for Committee
Most of you probably just want to get on and do photography, and the mention of committees may make your eyes glaze over, but having a committee is an important aspect of running a club. As an Incorporated Society and registered charity, The Marlborough Camera Club requires a committee to operate. The club AGM isn't until August, but it's time to start thinking now about who can serve on the committee. The existing committee members have all served a number of years and would like a break, so it's time for some new faces. Rather than leaving things to the last minute, it's a good idea to start thinking now about who might be able to help. The club constitution calls for a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer (or secretary/treasurer) and a number of other committee members. Meetings don't have to be long, as agenda items can be discussed by email prior to meetings, so that meetings only have to formally adopt and minute decisions that have been made. The constitution only requires a mandatory four meetings a year, although in practice the committee usually meets monthly except over the summer. In addition the committee roles, there are other club roles like competition secretary, supper roster organiser and volunteers, field trips coordinator, keeping the club website and Facebook up to date, and help with setting up and packing up on club nights and other events.The more people who help, the less work there is for any individual, so people can get on and enjoy photography.
E-Ko Tours Field Trip report
A write up and images are now available online.
Black Birch Field Trip
An write up is available. If you attended, and would like to share some photos from the trip, please send them to Eunice.
2019 Competition Calendar
2019 set subject topics are now available on the website.
The club is looking at reviving Photo News in a blog format on the club website. If you have an interesting story that might be of interest to other club members, or are prepared to provide a member profile about yourself and your photographic interests, let Robyn Carter or Chris Cookson know.
There's a new page under competitions tab with a list of external competitions, both PSNZ affiliated and others that may be of interest to members. These are often mentioned in email newsletters, but it's easy to forget what's in emails, so they're getting their own page on the website so that you can easily check what's coming up.
Competition Entries and Rules
The web based competition submission form is working well and can be found on the web site under competitions -> Image Submission.
The submission system makes sure that individual images are submitted correctly, but it does not check how many images you have submitted. Several members are failing to follow the published rules on the web site and submitting more images than are allowed in a category. Unfortunately these additional images cannot be awarded points, as this would be unfair to members who stick to the rules.