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Section 3.b General Conditions & Rules

10th September 2018 Section 3.b General Conditions and Rules (Applying to all Federation Competitions) Unless specifically defined otherwise in the regulations issued for a particular competition in one year, the following applies to all Federation competitions. There is no restriction on the subject matter within the limits of English law. (Photographers   are   reminded   that   these   limits   include   considerations   of   invasion   of   privacy,   restrictions   whilst   on   private   property, and   protection   of   copyright.   Photographers   should   also   have   complied   with   the   legal   restrictions   applicable   for   location   shots   in other countries.) The   prime   image   content   for   a   print,   or   projected   digital   image   should   be   captured   “photographically”   and   may   be   recorded   on   any sensor, film or sensitised material. (Note:   “Photographic”   capture   may   be   by   any   means   which   employs   light,   and   includes,   for   example,   the   use   of   cameras,   scanners and   solar   prints.   It   excludes,   also   for   example,   images   in   which   the   essential   pictorial   content   is   entirely   or   substantially   originated and generated by computer graphic programs.) The image, and all substantive image elements within it, must be the work of the entrant, who must own the copyright. Technical manipulation to enhance the image and produce the final print or projected digital image is permitted. (Note:   The   boundary   between   photography   and   graphic   art   is   difficult   to   define.   Examples   of   acceptable   manipulation   are   the   use   of filters,   textures   and   layer   patterns.   The   use   of   software   to   build   pattern   pictures   is   not   acceptable.   Photographers   should   always   be prepared to provide original files, preferably with camera metadata, if challenged.) Prints and projected digital images may be third party processed or be processed by the entrant. In   both   the   inter-club   and   open   competitions,   individual   images   are   eligible   for   use   in   one   season   only   and   in   one   discipline   only. However,   an   image   which   has   been   included   in   a   panel   solely   as   a   tie-breaker   (whether   judged   in   a   tie-break   or   not)   is   permitted   to be   used   in   an   inter-club   panel   in   a   subsequent   season,   but   not   again   as   a   tie-breaker.   Images   used   in   a   panel   may   not   be   used   as tie-breakers in a subsequent season. (Note: The Federation’s aim is to promote the showing of new and varied work in it’s competitions. It is, therefore, recommended that the use of near duplicate images is avoided in both the inter-club and open competitions.) Examples of acceptable and unacceptable re-use of images: *An   image   used   purely   as   a   tie-breaker   can   be   re-used   in   one   inter-club   panel   in   a   subsequent   season   in   any   discipline   (but   not again as a tie-breaker). *An   image   that   has   been   in   an   inter-club   panel   and   not   gained   a   certificate   can   be   entered   into   one   open   competition   in   the   same   or a subsequent season in the same or a different discipline (providing it has not been in an open competition before). * An   image   that   has   been   entered   into   an   open   competition   can   be   used   in   one   inter-club   panel   in   a   subsequent   season   in   the   same or a different discipline. *   With   the   exception   of   tie-break   images   (as   detailed   above),   an   image   from   an   inter-club   panel   cannot   be   included   in   another   inter- club panel in any season or any other discipline. * An image from an open competition cannot be entered into another open competition in any season or any other discipline. Societies must obtain permission from authors to use their prints and projected digital images in Federation competitions. No   print   or   projected   digital   image   submitted   by   a   society,   nor   any   copy   thereof,   may   at   any   time   be   submitted   by   any   other   society of   which   the   author   is,   or   has   been,   a   member. A   member   may   represent   one   society   only   in   the   Federation   competitions   of   any   one season. The   term   “monochrome   print”   describes   a   print   produced   in   varying   densities   of   a   single   hue.   Conventionally   that   hue   would   be   a neutral grey, with densities from white to black. However, the neutral grey could be replaced by any single hue. Examples of acceptable and unacceptable prints: *   A   “black   and   white”   print,   uniformly   printed   or   toned   with   one   tone   or   hue,   would   be   acceptable   as   a   monochrome   print.   It   would not be acceptable as a colour print in the colour print competition. *   A   “black   and   white”   print,   partially   toned   with   a   single   hue   in   addition   to   the   base   hue,   is   not   acceptable   as   “monochrome”,   and   is regarded as a “colour” print. * A print wholly or partially toned with two or more hues is a colour print. *   A   monochrome   print   which   has   had   another   hue   added   to   one   element   is   a   colour   print,   and   is   not   acceptable   in   a   monochrome competition. (e.g. coloured lips on an otherwise black and white portrait) Projected Digital Images may be colour or monochrome. Queries   about   the   acceptability   of   an   image   should   be   made   to   the   SLF   Competition   Secretary   well   before   the   date   that   print titles/PDIs have to reach the host club. Prints   must   be   mounted   on   40   x   50   cm   card   and   presented   unframed.   The   print   title,   photographer’s   name   and   society   should   be clearly   marked   on   the   reverse   of   the   mount.   In   all   inter-club   print   panels,   a   Federation   competition   label   must   be   fixed   to   the   back   of the   mount. The   print   in   each   panel   which   is   designated   as   the   “tie   breaker”   shall   carry   a   standard   label,   but   this   will   be   annotated   as “Tie   breaker”.   If   in   subsequent   rounds   (either   that   year   or   a   later   year)   the   same   print   is   used   as   one   of   the   eight   within   the   panel   it shall then carry an additional, and standard, label. The Federation reserves the right to disqualify any print that may cause damage to other entries. Any   society   entering   a   print   or   projected   image   which   upon   investigation   is   proved   to   contravene   the   rules   will   be   liable   to disqualification   from   the   match   in   which   the   work   appears,   and   the   match   may   be   awarded   to   their   opponents. Any   society   wishing to object to an entry must do so to the Federation’s competition secretary within ten days of the relevant competition. (Clubs   are   strongly   encouraged   to   resolve   any   disputes   on   the   night,   preferably   before   the   judging,   and   in   a   good   spirit.   However the judge should not be asked to make the decision.) The Federation reserves the right to retain a digital archive of all competition entries for use in disputes etc. In the event of any question of the interpretation of the competition rules the decision of the Federation committee shall be final. THE TROPHIES The name of the winner shall be engraved on each trophy at the Federation’s expense. The trophies are to be returned to the Competition Secretary on a notified date prior to the next competitions.
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SLF Handbook

Section 3.b General Conditions &

Rules

10th September 2018 Section 3.b General Conditions and Rules (Applying to all Federation Competitions) Unless   specifically   defined   otherwise   in   the   regulations   issued for   a   particular   competition   in   one   year,   the   following   applies to all Federation competitions. There   is   no   restriction   on   the   subject   matter   within   the   limits   of English law. (Photographers     are     reminded     that     these     limits     include considerations    of    invasion    of    privacy,    restrictions    whilst    on private   property,   and   protection   of   copyright.   Photographers should     also     have     complied     with     the     legal     restrictions applicable for location shots in other countries.) The   prime   image   content   for   a   print,   or   projected   digital   image should   be   captured   “photographically”   and   may   be   recorded on any sensor, film or sensitised material. (Note:   “Photographic”   capture   may   be   by   any   means   which employs   light,   and   includes,   for   example,   the   use   of   cameras, scanners    and    solar    prints.    It    excludes,    also    for    example, images   in   which   the   essential   pictorial   content   is   entirely   or substantially   originated   and   generated   by   computer   graphic programs.) The   image,   and   all   substantive   image   elements   within   it,   must be the work of the entrant, who must own the copyright. Technical   manipulation   to   enhance   the   image   and   produce   the final print or projected digital image is permitted. (Note:   The   boundary   between   photography   and   graphic   art   is difficult   to   define.   Examples   of   acceptable   manipulation   are the    use    of    filters,    textures    and    layer    patterns.    The    use    of software     to     build     pattern     pictures     is     not     acceptable. Photographers   should   always   be   prepared   to   provide   original files, preferably with camera metadata, if challenged.) Prints    and    projected    digital    images    may    be    third    party processed or be processed by the entrant. In    both    the    inter-club    and    open    competitions,    individual images   are   eligible   for   use   in   one   season   only   and   in   one discipline   only.   However,   an   image   which   has   been   included   in a   panel   solely   as   a   tie-breaker   (whether   judged   in   a   tie-break or   not)   is   permitted   to   be   used   in   an   inter-club   panel   in   a subsequent   season,   but   not   again   as   a   tie-breaker.   Images used    in    a    panel    may    not    be    used    as    tie-breakers    in    a subsequent season. (Note:   The   Federation’s   aim   is   to   promote   the   showing   of   new and varied work in it’s competitions. It   is,   therefore,   recommended   that   the   use   of   near   duplicate images     is     avoided     in     both     the     inter-club     and     open competitions.) Examples of acceptable and unacceptable re-use of images: *An   image   used   purely   as   a   tie-breaker   can   be   re-used   in   one inter-club   panel   in   a   subsequent   season   in   any   discipline   (but not again as a tie-breaker). *An   image   that   has   been   in   an   inter-club   panel   and   not   gained a   certificate   can   be   entered   into   one   open   competition   in   the same    or    a    subsequent    season    in    the    same    or    a    different discipline   (providing   it   has   not   been   in   an   open   competition before). *   An   image   that   has   been   entered   into   an   open   competition can   be   used   in   one   inter-club   panel   in   a   subsequent   season   in the same or a different discipline. *   With   the   exception   of   tie-break   images   (as   detailed   above), an    image    from    an    inter-club    panel    cannot    be    included    in another inter-club panel in any season or any other discipline. *   An   image   from   an   open   competition   cannot   be   entered   into another    open    competition    in    any    season    or    any    other discipline. Societies   must   obtain   permission   from   authors   to   use   their prints and projected digital images in Federation competitions. No   print   or   projected   digital   image   submitted   by   a   society,   nor any   copy   thereof,   may   at   any   time   be   submitted   by   any   other society   of   which   the   author   is,   or   has   been,   a   member.   A member   may   represent   one   society   only   in   the   Federation competitions of any one season. The   term   “monochrome   print”   describes   a   print   produced   in varying    densities    of    a    single    hue.    Conventionally    that    hue would   be   a   neutral   grey,   with   densities   from   white   to   black. However,   the   neutral   grey   could   be   replaced   by   any   single hue. Examples of acceptable and unacceptable prints: * A   “black   and   white”   print,   uniformly   printed   or   toned   with   one tone   or   hue,   would   be   acceptable   as   a   monochrome   print.   It would   not   be   acceptable   as   a   colour   print   in   the   colour   print competition. *   A   “black   and   white”   print,   partially   toned   with   a   single   hue   in addition   to   the   base   hue,   is   not   acceptable   as   “monochrome”, and is regarded as a “colour” print. *   A   print   wholly   or   partially   toned   with   two   or   more   hues   is   a colour print. *   A   monochrome   print   which   has   had   another   hue   added   to one    element    is    a    colour    print,    and    is    not    acceptable    in    a monochrome   competition.   (e.g.   coloured   lips   on   an   otherwise black and white portrait) Projected Digital Images may be colour or monochrome. Queries   about   the   acceptability   of   an   image   should   be   made to   the   SLF   Competition   Secretary   well   before   the   date   that print titles/PDIs have to reach the host club. Prints   must   be   mounted   on   40   x   50   cm   card   and   presented unframed.   The   print   title,   photographer’s   name   and   society should   be   clearly   marked   on   the   reverse   of   the   mount.   In   all inter-club   print   panels,   a   Federation   competition   label   must   be fixed   to   the   back   of   the   mount.   The   print   in   each   panel   which is   designated   as   the   “tie   breaker”   shall   carry   a   standard   label, but   this   will   be   annotated   as   “Tie   breaker”.   If   in   subsequent rounds   (either   that   year   or   a   later   year)   the   same   print   is   used as   one   of   the   eight   within   the   panel   it   shall   then   carry   an additional, and standard, label. The   Federation   reserves   the   right   to   disqualify   any   print   that may cause damage to other entries. Any   society   entering   a   print   or   projected   image   which   upon investigation   is   proved   to   contravene   the   rules   will   be   liable   to disqualification   from   the   match   in   which   the   work   appears,   and the   match   may   be   awarded   to   their   opponents.   Any   society wishing   to   object   to   an   entry   must   do   so   to   the   Federation’s competition     secretary     within     ten     days     of     the     relevant competition. (Clubs   are   strongly   encouraged   to   resolve   any   disputes   on   the night,    preferably    before    the    judging,    and    in    a    good    spirit. However    the    judge    should    not    be    asked    to    make    the decision.) The   Federation   reserves   the   right   to   retain   a   digital   archive   of all competition entries for use in disputes etc. In    the    event    of    any    question    of    the    interpretation    of    the competition   rules   the   decision   of   the   Federation   committee shall be final. THE TROPHIES The   name   of   the   winner   shall   be   engraved   on   each   trophy   at the Federation’s expense. The   trophies   are   to   be   returned   to   the   Competition   Secretary on a notified date prior to the next competitions.