2020 Update
A new scoring system will be adopted for the monthly competitions as detailed below.
A new competition for  the Stewart Bell Trophy in memory of Dugald Bell and Jack Stewart. Details TBC.
Internal Club Competitions
The club appoints an internal competitions secretary who will liaise with the external judge and is available to advise Members.
Members are encouraged to submit entries for Competitions which are held from October to March. Entering the competition not only provides the opportunity to receive feedback on Members’ own photography but also provides material for the club to enter external completions and to stage its annual exhibition.
Each season features 4 Monthly Competitions which are judged individually and scores accumulated over all 4 months in a league format.  Towards the end of the season a one off annual competition is also held.
There are two sections for the Digital competitions, an Advanced (A)  and a Beginners (B) Section. These sections apply to the Monthly Digital category of competition only. For Monochrome and Print images an open competition applies (see below for further details)
The following are guidelines for selecting the appropriate Section in which to enter images. It is for the Member themselves to elect which section they wish to enter at the beginning of a season and having selected will remain a Member of that section for the season.
Section A
Generally more experienced photographers.  
Section B
Generally, new or less experienced Members may enter Section B.
Members unsure of which Section to enter should consult the Internal Competitions Secretary as to the Section most appropriate to their abilities.
Methods of ‘Promotion’
Normally, promotion from Section B to Section A is decided on the basis of performance in the Monthly or Annual Competitions. The annual winner of the B Section League and the B Section Annual Print Competition will automatically be ‘promoted’ to the A Section for the following season.

Monthly Competitions
There are 3 categories, all of which are judged and scored separately. The categories and numbers of entries for each monthly competition are as follows;
Open Print – 2 prints
Open Monochrome Print – 1 print
Digital – 2 digital images (A Section and B Section)
Members can choose to enter a single image.

From 2020 the club will adopt a new scoring system as follows.
The judge will select the top images for each section of monthly competitions as shown below;
The top image
Second place images (of which there could be more than one)
Third place images (of which there could be more than one)
Highly commended images.
Commended Images  
The Competition Secretary will then award scores as follows;
Top Image          20
Second place         19
Third place          18
Highly commended     17
Commended         16
The rest of the images will awarded 15 points.
The judge will be asked to ensure that around 50% of the entry in each section are in one of the top 5 categories
The top image in each section will be the winner but the scores for the 2 images from each entrant will be combined and count towards the League across the 4 monthly competitions.
The scores will be totalled for the four monthly competitions and the competitor with the highest score will win the ‘A’ section or ‘B’ section League for the Projected Image category and the ‘Open’ Section for the Monochrome and Print categories.

Entry Rules and Guidance
Entries for one monthly competition will not be eligible for further monthly competitions, but will be eligible for entry in the Annual competition.
Previous Season’s entries will not be eligible for the current season.
All prints must be mounted on board with the maximum size of board being 50cm x 40 cm.
All Prints entered should be titled, and be accompanied by a completed Entry Form (available from the Competition secretary on hand in night). The Member’s name should not be shown on the Print. Members are asked to submit their entries in an appropriate bag or cover, entitled with the Member’s name.
While the Club will make every effort to ensure the safekeeping of prints submitted for competitions or exhibitions the Club can accept no liability for any loss or damage.

Projected Digital Images should be sized to 1600px by 1200px with portrait images being sized to 1200px height and 96DPI resolution.
Please do not submit images larger than this. It is recommended that you use the sRGB profile. Images should be in jpeg format and saved to a CD or Memory Stick, with the Member’s name as the title of a folder on the CD and images individually titled in the folder.

Certificates and Trophies
The Monthly winners for each category and each section will receive a Club certificate.  At the Club’s end of season AGM the league winners will receive the relevant trophy as follows;
The Coronation Cup  - Open Section Print League competition winner
The Kirkintilloch Trophy – ‘B' Section Digital Image competition winner
The Blair Plate – ‘A’ Section Digital Image competition winner
The Presidents Trophy –  Section Monochrome Print competition winner

Annual Competition
There are 3 categories for the annual competition, as follows;
Print – 4 prints (Open Section)
Digital – 4 digital images (A and B section  Competition)
Print Panel – 4 Prints of Member’s choice (‘Open’ Competition)
Entry Rules and Guidance
The existing A Section and B sections will apply to the annual Digital competition.
The Members with the highest total score for each category in each section will be the winners.
Prints and PDIs entered to the season’s Monthly competitions may be entered the Annual Competition.
Previous Season’s entries will not be eligible for the current season.

Certificates and Trophies
The winners for each category and each section will receive a Club certificate.  At the Club’s end of season AGM the winners will receive the relevant trophy as follows;
The Kilsyth Cup - Open Section Annual Print competition winner
The Turner Cup - The author of the best Print, Judge’s choice
The Andrew Grainger Trophy The author of the best panel of Prints
The Caurnie Cup - ‘A’ Section Annual Digital Image competition winner
The Beginners Trophy ‘B’ Section Annual Digital Image competition winner
The Henderson Quaich  - The author of the best Digital Image, Judge’s choice
The Stewart Bell Trophy - The best Digital Image as voted for by the members ( details TBC)

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