WAIMEA TRAMPING CLUB PHOTO COMPETITION
Every year we arrange a Photo Competition and all members are encouraged to take part - the more contributors we get, the more variety and fun.
An external experienced photographer will carry out the main judging, and all entries plus the results of the competition willl be shown at the August club meeting (first Wednesday in August). There will also be the opportunity to vote for the People's Choice Award on the night.
Come along and see New Zealand through the eyes of club members.
2020 Dates: Entries are due by Wednesday 22 July. Club night presentation is on Wednesday 5 August.
You can enter in one or all five categories:
• Above the Bushline (With No Human Element)
• Above the Bushline (With a Human Element)
• Below the Bushline (With No Human Element)
• Below the Bushline (With a Human Element)
• Native Flora & Fauna
A definition of 'Human Element' follows at the end of this document.
Rules & Conditions
• All digital images are to be submitted in JPEG format, with an aspect ratio of 3:2 (Landscape) or 2:3 (Portrait).
• There is a maximum of three entries per person per category.
• Images must be a minimum of 1MB. There is no maximum size.
• Images are not to be digitally manipulated other than basic adjustments for cropping, sharpening, exposure, contrast, or similar.
• Removal or insertion of features not in the original images are not allowed.
• To enter the competition you must be a paid-up member of WTC and have taken the photos yourself.
• Photos must have been taken in New Zealand after 1stJanuary 2019.
• No late entries will be accepted.
• All entries must follow the naming convention of Category-Description with no spaces, e.g.
Format of Club Night
All entries in each category will be displayed on the big screen.
The top five images will then be displayed in alphabetical description order, with the judge briefly commenting on / critiquing them.
The judge will announce 3rd, 2nd and 1st places.
A trophy is presented for the best photo with No Human Element (Categories 1 & 3), as decided by the judge.
A plate is awarded for the best photo With a Human Element (Category 2 & 4), as decided by the judge.
A trophy is presented for the best photo in Native Flora & Fauna (Category 5).
After the official judging ends, we will then have The People’s Choice voting.
There will be a prize for this category.
After Club Night
Winning entries will be:
• Entered onto the club Website under the menu item Photo Competition.
• Posted on the club Facebook page.
• Printed off and displayed at Richmond Library.
• The 1st & 2nd placed entries in each category will be entered in the FMC Photo Competition.
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The definition of what is a “Human Element” is flexible but the general intention is:
Where the photo contains as anything other than as a very minor feature: people, a hut, a track sign/marker, bridge, ice axe and anything else that has been introduced by humans into the environment, then we would define that as having “a Human element”.
But if a photo has what could be called a Human Element but that element is very small, inconsequential and not a feature in the photo then you could count it as “No Human Element”.