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Dates for your Diary
Fri Jan 31st 2020

Chepstow Photographic Competition - Castles of Wales

This is part of a competition for all U3As in Wales. There will be three heats starting with each competing Welsh U3A running their own individual competition and choosing their best three photographs. These will be submitted to their Network (South Wales Network in our case) who will then select the best five photographs to submit to an All Wales competition.

The Chepstow Competition

  • Is open to ALL current members of Chepstow U3A.
  • The photographs must not have been submitted to another U3A as part of the same competition
  • Each member may submit a maximum of three photographs
  • The closing date for entries to the Chepstow competition is January 31st 2020.
  • All entries will be displayed either digitally or in printed form at a Monthly Meeting and the top three will be included in our Magazine

Summary of the Rules

Photographs can be colour or monochrome but they must:

  • adhere to the theme - Castles of Wales.
  • be the work of the member entering the competition.
  • be a PDI (digital image NOT print).
  • have a longest side of 1400 pixels or less.
  • have a file size of 2 mb or less.
  • have all metadata (image information) removed, including camera settings and author’s name. (see page 2 of the rules for help in removing metadata).
  • not include people that can be recognised in the image (legal reasons - copyright & permissions).

For the full rules click on Photo Competition Rules

Help is Available
We want to encourage as many Chepstow U3A members as possible to take part so don't let these rules put you off taking part. Terry Summers has kindly offered to give guidance to anyone who wants to submit photographs. Details of this will be given in due course.

Chepstow U3A Judging
Hasn't been decided yet (we have plenty of time to sort this out) but ideas at the moment are:

  • ask our members to vote at a monthly meeting
  • ask member(s) from other local U3A(s) to be judges. They might ask us to judge their competition?
  • include someone from Chepstow Photographic Society