SEPTEMBER - BLACK AND WHITE/MONO
Results for SEPTEMBER - BLACK AND WHITE/MONO are now available.
Huge Participation in our Monthly Topics (12th Oct 2020)
“Houston, we’ve had a problem.” - or I should say 'we have a problem' in our case. Our current participation levels for our monthly submissions for critiques has dramatically increased. For the last 3 months, the clubs received 70 submitted images - both SET and OPEN topics, digital and prints. WOW. That's fabulous participation. This has meant it's exceeded the expectations of the time required by our monthly judges to complete their critique. So the committee will be communicating with all members very soon to request your feedback on how we (as a club) can maintain participation levels with our growing membership, as well as ensuring we don't over load the judges with images. The quandary is actaully being experienced by quite a few other clubs.
Annual Subs Now Due for our 2020 / 2021 Club year (1st July to 31st June)
A reminder that the new club financial year began as of the 1st of July, and subs are now due. If you've already paid, a big thank you. Details on subs are here.
Our November 12th 2020 Club Night is the last for this year ..
Our guest speaker is Fran Maquire. Her presentation is perfect timing with our next topic of "Creating Art" - that is due in Feb 2021. So you'll have plenty of time to work on your image.
2021 / 2020 Topics (12th Oct 2020)
The topics till Feb 2021 have been decided and will be posted very soon. Watch this space :-)
Chris's priority is about stream lining the automated process on our website to assist in minimising the work-load. So changes will be happening. Please bear with us and email firstname.lastname@example.org if you come across something you didn't expect.
If you're new to the club, you may not be aware that Marlborough Camera Club is part of a bigger family of photographers. PSNZ or the Photographic Society of New Zealand, is the national organisation that represents photography enthusiasts (neither MCC nor PSNZ care whether you are an enthusiastic amateur or a seasoned professional, you've just got to love photography) in NZ, and this club is an afiliated club. PSNZ has its own workshops, competitions and awards, some which you need to be a member of PSNZ to participate in, but there are opportunities, even if you're just a member of your local club. (If you join both PSNZ and MCC, you get a small discount on your MCC membership). The judges who critique our monthly competitions are drawn from a pool of PSNZ accredited judges from around the country. You certainly don't have to be a member of PSNZ to enjoy the club, however if you're already confident in your photography, and want additional challenges and opportunities to take your photography to the next level, PSNZ membership might be a worthwhile progression for you.
Recent Field Trips
You can view reports on all field trip reports, whether or not they they're featured on the home page, by selecting the year you want to view reports for from the Field Trips and Events menu at the top of the page.
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.