It has been decided to move the Ace of Prints Competition from Briton Ferry to Talbot Green Community Centre. As this venue has a market there on Saturdays it is also necessary to change the date to Sunday 7th July 2019 with the closing date remaining at 16th June 2019.
I would be grateful if those Clubs considering entering could contact me to let me know their intentions by April â€“ Thanks!
Because there are a few new Clubs and there have been changes of Secretaries in 2019 I have decided to circulate the Rules etc., again.
RulesÂ Â Â Â Round One Form (Word version)Â Â Â Round One Form (PDF version)
I do believe that any of our Clubs who have 5 print workers can compete successfully in this competition â€“ and it will expose their members work to a wider audience, the entry must consist of Colour and Monochrome prints with no more than 3 Nature prints. So although the rules say a Club is allowed â€œUnlimitedâ€ numbers of prints this is just to remove any artificial limits. A Club needs 12 prints in round one and if you go through to the second or Plate round you would only need 3 more prints â€“ making a total of 15 prints. Obviously any prints that scored lowly in the first round a Club may want to replace â€“ say 5 more prints making 20 prints a comfortable quantity to compete with.
Now obviously a Club could come along with 40+ prints as it may decide to see what the Judges’ peccadillos or dislikes are in the First Round so that they can choose effectively for the final. I have to say I think that would be overkill as print quality is what counts.
So to summarise:â€“ 5 print workers with 4 prints each would enable a Club to partake and enjoy the Competition. For a small Â£10 entry fee you could enjoy a feast of Welsh Photography and measure yourself against your Federation Clubs. Iâ€™ve even attached the First Round Entry Form so that you can start listing the great work you see in your Club right now!
Remember the Olympics motto: Taking part is what itâ€™s all about â€“ not just winning!
Looking forward to hearing from you before or during April â€“ any queries contact me as below!