APS Internal Competitions

Results for the 2023~2024 season

Prints 2023~24
Projected Digital Images 2023~24
Prints & PDI Leagues & Finals summary 2023~24

 

Results for previous seasons

Prints 2022~23 2021~22  N/A 2019~20 2018~19 2017-18 2016-17 2015-16
Projected Digital Images 2022~23 2021~22 2020~21 2019~20 2018~19 2017~18 2016~17 2015~16
Prints & PDI Finals results 2022-2023 2021~22 2018~19 2017~18 2016~17 2015~16

 

And, for the Historians . . . .

Prints 2014~15 2013~14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08
Projected Digital Images 2014~15 2013~14 2012-13 2011-12 2010-11 2009-10 2008-09 2007-08

 

APS Internal Competition Rules and Guidance:

The complete Amersham Photographic Society internal competition rules can be downloaded from the Download page.
The following items on this page are just intended to remind participants of how to enter each competition.
Entrants without email facilities should contact the Print or PDI Secretaries to make their entry arrangements.

Print Competition Entries:

By midnight on the Friday preceding each Monday competition, email the following details to the Print Secretary at printsec@amershamphotosoc.com :

  • Print Title
  • Author’s Name
  • Print Corner Number.

All prints must have a unique identifying corner, available from the Print Secretary at the start of each season. Corners from previous years may not be used.

Please bear in mind the requirements for prints submitted to the Annual Exhibition at the end of the season. Currently, this is exactly 40x50cm and using off-white mountboard.  The following documents describe a number of methods for mounting your prints that you may find useful.

 

PDI Competition Entries:

Entries must be submitted no later than the Friday before the competition, preferably by e-mail attachment but also on CD, DVD or flash memory stick delivered to the competition secretary. E-mailed images should be sent to: pdientry@amershamphotosoc.com where software will check conformance with the entry rules.  Amonst them:

  • Images for projection must be in JPEG format (maximum quality), with maximum dimensions 1600 pixels wide x 1200 pixels high.  Note that if a square format is used, the maximum size will therefore be 1200 x 1200 pixels.
  • For predictable colours from our projector it is necessary for the image to be in the sRGB colour space.
  • Filenames must be in the following format: IMAGE TITLE by Your Name.jpg.
    (The use of the image name in upper case and the ‘by’ in lower case letters is essential because the competition software uses this to automatically recognise the title and author’s name).
  • Please avoid special characters in filenames as this confuses the software. In particular, ! ? * ‘ can cause problems.   If you want a name to be displayed using these characters, please include the desired name in the mail to the competition secretaries.
  • For comprehensive help with preparing your PDIs, see the following documents (All updated March 2022):

 Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Artificial Intelligence has been around for many years in the photographic context. We have it in our Cameras, Mobile Phones and image editing software. The use of this AI is generally accepted without question. The problems are now arising from developments in Image Generators that are trained to produce images using libraries of images created by multiple authors. Amersham Photographic Society operates under the auspices of the Photographic Alliance of Great Britian (PAGB) and images created by Image Generators are already prohibited by the General Conditions of the PAGB on the grounds of plagiarism.
The PAGB view is that images must be entirely the work of the photographer. In composite images, all component images must meet this requirement. For the avoidance of doubt, use of images from any other source including, but not limited to, royalty free image banks and clipart are not permitted. The Royal Photographic Society (RPS) offers very similar advice to members of that Society.
There is a separate question as to how clubs detect the use of generated images or plagiarism in general. Detection is difficult so reliance must be placed on individual members not to enter images for club competitions or any external competition or assessment that they know contains generated images that are not their creation.

Honesty and Respect is expected when competing on common ground. If you haven’t created the input, how can you claim credit for the output.


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