The Dubuque Camera Club is a member of the North Central Camera Club Council (N4C), which hosts a monthly photo competition for member clubs during a season that runs from September to May. Club members may submit photos to N4C competitions.
The information below is taken from the N4C competition page. The Dubuque Camera Club enters only the digital categories (not prints). Refer to the N4C website for official rules and more detailed information.
Each Dubuque Camera Club member receives a membership packet with detailed guidelines to follow when entering the monthly N4C competitions. A few highlights are below.
File Size. Images may be no larger than 1920 pixels on the longest side, and up to 750KB in size.
File Naming. When you name your submission, use the club code (DA) plus your member number, the category, and your image’s title. Separate these three items with commas (don’t use spaces after the commas). Use .jpg for the filename extension.
Example: DA001,DP,Beautiful Sunset.jpg
DA This is the Dubuque Camera Club code number. It should be attached to your member number.
001 Your member number.
DP: Digital Pictorial
DN: Digital Nature
DT: Digital Travel
DB: Digital Black & White
DJ: Digital Journalism
AR: Altered Reality
The title of your entry, up to 256 characters. Spaces are allowed in the title.
File name extension (Do not use .jpeg).
WHERE TO SEND YOUR COMPETITION SUBMISSIONS:
Email your Digital Nature and Digital Black & White entries to Ken Kiss. All other categories, email to Cara Pusateri. Club members, see your club information for specific email addresses.
Submissions are due before the first club meeting of the month. Get your submissions in as early as possible. Please allow time for images to be uploaded to the voting website. Remember, there is no competition in the summer because the N4C season runs from September through May.
When we judge a category in a month, we do not submit to that category. Our club will then have double the number of submissions (16) the following month.
N4C rules state: “The maximum number of digital images which may be submitted by any club is eight (8) in any one category; one (1) entry per member.” When our club has judged a competition category, double entries in that category (up to 16 images, or up to 3 per member) are allowed.
Club members in good standing may visit our online gallery to vote on submitted images: http://photos.dubuquecameraclub.com/
Use your club number to create a comment in each category. Click on the speech balloon icon on the bottom right of photo to bring up the comment box. You may make up to 5 votes per category. Comments cannot be changed. Vote before the first club meeting of the month. Our club’s N4C reps will make the final decisions about which images are submitted.
NOTE: You should be able to login using either Facebook or a SmugMug account. Contact Ron in case of login difficulty.
Remember, we review competition submissions and returns during club meetings. Please attend club meetings to enjoy the photos being submitted by our talented member photographers!