Perth Cichlid Society – Photo Competition 2019.
PCS will be running another Photo Comp this year with support from our premium sponsors. We have loads of prizes for you to win throughout the year.
You do not need to be a club member to enter, so please sign up to our Facebook page.
Similar to last year, an announcement will be made at the start of each competition advising the topic. From then, participants can PM photos to Brendan Rumball 'Brenno71' for screening. Photos that are found to be plagiarised or excessively photo-shopped will not be submitted. One major rule change this year is we are running this competition via Facebook
You may not have the flashiest camera, but that didn't stop people from winning previous photo competitions (Many using their smart phones), Subject is equally important as quality.
Photographs entered may be used in the PCS FB Banner and the PCS Calendar for upcoming years. Your efforts could me immortalised in print.
Submitted Photos are required to be:
- Taken by the person entering the photo.
- Water mark free and anonymous - sent from the Facebook account of the member entering.
- Unedited Pictures - Minor Adjustments are permitted (white balance/ sharpen), but heavily edited for example 'colour enhancements' are subject to disqualification)
- Relevant to the current topic - judgement may be at the discretion of PCS.
- You are not allowed to use a photo you have previously entered into any PCS photo competition.
Club Members can only enter one photo each round into the competition.
Submitted photos will be posted a few days before the end of the round. Entries will then be closed and judging will commence. All photos will be judged by the PCS committee and narrowed down to 1 photo selected per committee member. These 5-6 photos will then be put up on Facebook to vote on a poll. All of our PCS Facebook members can vote.
NB: Voting will be monitored and any of evidence of cheating will lead to an automatic disqualification and you will not be allowed to enter any comps for the rest of the year. This includes disqualification from the final round. Any entrant found guilty of trying to solicit votes i.e. through pm's or Facebook will also be disqualified.
A Prize will be awarded to 1st place and 2nd place for each topic. We have many excellent items for prizes from our sponsors that we will be handing out at the PCS meeting following judgement. As some prizes are sponsor goods and to promote involvement in other areas of the club, prizes will need be collected from club meetings only.
Additionally, throughout the competition, entrants will be selected for a smaller prize for a great effort. That's right, even if you don't win each month, you could get a prize.
Remember: Photos can be taken anywhere (Even your LFS or friend's house with permission). As long as you took the shot, it's valid.
***Upon the announcement of the topic winners, the winners will need to arrange pick up from one of the upcoming monthly meeting as prizes may be bulky or unable to post. Come and be a part of this great club.
March - Malawi Cichlids.
May - Breeding and Fry Shots.
July - West African Cichlids.
September - Tankbusters, Exotics & Oddballs.
November - Tanganyikan Cichlids.
If you have any questions, please post them here.