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Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« on: March 07, 2018, 04:51:07 pm »



Hi All,

This will be the official thread for the upcoming Mendip Cave Photography Competition. I will post regular updates on here as well as further news.

Competition updates etc can be found on Facebook here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1660662300637665/

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2018, 04:56:58 pm »
There will be a photographic workshop run during the upcoming cavefest event in the Mendips, hopefully a great opportunity for people to get some shots whilst having a fun and social weekends caving!

If anyone would like to attend this please register your interest on this thread.

Also there may be a possibility of running workshops in South Wales and/or The Dales.
I would be glad to hear from anyone for whom these locations may be of interest.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2018, 09:16:08 pm »
Mendip Cave Photography Competition and Exhibition Rules 2018
When and Where:
Last submission date is Sunday 20th May 2018 at Midnight.
Competition presentation is on Saturday 30th June 2018 at 17:30 at Gough’s Cave display room
Public vote is in person at Gough’s Cave, opens on Monday 4th June and closes at 17:00 on Saturday 30th June.

Eligibility.

The photos; prints; images are of the Mendip location only
Anyone may enter the competition.
There is no age limit of when the photo is taken
Winning entries from previous exhibitions will not be accepted.

Categories.
Beauty of caving
People in caving. 
The photographer will state which category their photo’s go into. (People can be in the Beauty of Caving photos)

Judging
The winner of 2017 will be one of the judges in 2018.
The judges can enter work to be viewed but not to be included in the competition.
The judging will be on the prints.
Judging will be by a panel whose decisions are final.
There will be also be a public vote by ballot paper at the venue for a separate prize

Prints for the Competition:
Maximum of 5 (five) prints per entrant.
For the competition the prints are to be A4 size maximum.
They will be displayed with a white border.
Once the competition is over then the prints for the display can be any size.
The photographer will state which category their photo’s go into. (People can be in the Beauty of Caving photos)
Each print or image will be submitted with the full name of the entrant, title of the image and category to be entered into.
For the competition they will be displayed with the number and category only.

How to submit Print or Image
Digital images are to be emailed to Peter Glanvill who can be initially contacted via Facebook
Each print or image will be submitted with the full name of the entrant, title of the image and category to be entered into.
For the competition they will be displayed with the number and category only.
The sponsor DH James Ltd Photographic Suppliers of Wells has offered to print and mount at a discount should entrants wish to avail themselves of the service.

Copyright & Reproduction.
The copyright of all entries will remain with the authors.
Entries may be retained beyond the period of exhibition for the purpose of developing a permanent rolling exhibition of prints of Mendip caves with the permission of the authors.
Individual authors will be credited.
No rights will be conceded to sponsors or other parties without permission of the entrants, and entrants will be free to set terms for any such use.

Loss, Damage & Insurance.
Every care will be taken of the entries, but the organisers cannot accept responsibility for any damage or loss. The organisers will not be insuring the photographs and, if required, entrants should make their own arrangements.
« Last Edit: March 10, 2018, 09:34:14 pm by Pegasus, Reason: Nae spelling corrected by request »
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2018, 10:15:05 am »
Sorry . It's Peter Glanvill on Facebook ( without the "e" ).

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #4 on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:10 am »
I am assuming that the exhibition will run a while. Could the organisers give some thought to promoting caving as a sport/hobby ? Contact details etc etc.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2018, 11:28:36 am »
Please can the entries be left on dispaly for a longer time?
We're not all in Mendip every couple of weeks.
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2018, 01:21:46 pm »
I think that is the idea Laurie. There should be lots of Summer visitors to Cheddar Gorge so the Exhibition will be seen by a lot more folk than it ever was at Wells Museum with restricted parking and sometimes unpredictable hours. Perhaps there is too much emphasis on the word " Competition" . ( as per thread header ). That purely stated might put entrants off. I shall put in 5 without the hope of a rosette or gold cup as I hope other less " professional " cave photographers will do. Well done on the two categories organisers. We can have a bit of fun with " People in Caving ". The old TG2 will be firing away between now and then. ( beware ).

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2018, 01:30:29 pm »
I think that is the idea Laurie.
Thanks  :)
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2018, 10:01:30 pm »
I shall put in 5 without the hope of a rosette or gold cup as I hope other less " professional " cave photographers will do.


Well as I am judging I shall not be winning any rosette or gold cup either, but will most certainly be entering 5 of my own just for the joy of getting the chance to show off some of my shots and you never know perhaps  even tempt a muggle underground  ;)

I certainly hope a LOT of other photographers will do the same this year.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2018, 10:26:50 pm »
Hello, don't do Facebook soooo  a couple of questions: What size should the prints be?  Is there a max / min limit?  Does it have to be a digital print?

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2018, 11:10:40 pm »
Hello, don't do Facebook soooo  a couple of questions: What size should the prints be?  Is there a max / min limit?  Does it have to be a digital print?
I believe digital print is only required if using D H James service to print and mount.

Prints should be A4 size with a plain white border for display. Submitted with your prints should be your information and the category entered.

A total of 5 prints may be submitted per entrant.

Most of the information is on Judi's post above and hopefully Peter will offer other means of contacting him outside of Facebook for those who do not use it.

For now any questions on here I'll try to answer and anything I can't I'll try to find out.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #11 on: March 10, 2018, 12:21:15 am »
Thanks, one final question: is hand tinting allowed?  Presumably it is as RAW, Photoshop and Lightroom and other computery devices are implicitly allowed as well.  OK, another final question: who would one post physical papery stuff to?

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #12 on: March 10, 2018, 06:50:43 am »
hopefully Peter will offer other means of contacting him outside of Facebook for those who do not use it.
He is, of course, mrodoc on here...

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2018, 09:46:17 am »
Would there be any provision for a drop off point at Gough's Cave area for prints as Peter goes passed this most Tuesdays ?

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2018, 10:23:26 am »
Have emailed to ask. Will post as soon as I get a reply.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #15 on: March 12, 2018, 05:03:13 pm »
Hi all,

Peter has confirmed that forum users are most welcome to contact him on here, as mentioned his username is mrodoc

Also if people wish to post entries he has given the following address for this:

Chard. Gables, Touchstone Close, Chard, TA20 1QZ

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #16 on: March 12, 2018, 07:43:03 pm »
Presumably the 1st Chard is unecessary...

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #17 on: March 12, 2018, 07:45:14 pm »
Hoping to do something special for the exhibition apart from the five competition entries.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #18 on: March 12, 2018, 09:22:35 pm »
Presumably the 1st Chard is unecessary...
You can never have too much Chard.
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #19 on: March 12, 2018, 10:41:40 pm »
Presumably the 1st Chard is unecessary...

Hey I just copy and paste what I'm sent, If Peter feels the need for more Chard who am I to edit  :lol:

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #20 on: March 13, 2018, 08:17:21 am »
No Chard at all is too much for me. It is the highest town in Somerset you know. Still the Glanvill has a cosy nest on the outskirts. Must rush.
Meeting him just after nine as its the Tuesday Diggers day out.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2018, 02:34:35 pm »
Clarification

Drop off for Hard Copy Prints (max A4 size) can be posted to or delivered to either:
Peter GlanVill
The Gables,
Touchstone Close,
Chard,
TA20 1QZ
Pete's email is:  pglanv at aol dot com
or
Martin Grass
email first please:  m dot grass at btinternet dot com

Contact detail for both are in Decent page 3
Please do not drop prints off at Gough's Cave, (Cheddar Gorge & Caves) as there is no agreed process of how to get them to the organising committee.

Printing
If you are not printing your own images then after the submission date - Sunday 20th May 2018 at Midnight. - we will go to our sponsor DH James Ltd Photographic Suppliers of Wells and get them all printed at the same time at a nominal fee which we will ask the entrant for. Previously £4 per print. (depends on numbers)
The discounted price is for the bulk printing of photo's not individual prints. Apologies if anyone misunderstood this. Please do use them yourself but expect to pay the normal prices as displayed.

The question from ZombieCake - is hand tinting allowed?  Yes as I am sure the digital prints will be 'enhanced' by software either in the camera or separate application.
As The Old Ruminator pointed out on the https://ukcaving.com/board/index.php?topic=23278.0 thread what one person likes is not always someone else's cup of tea  :alien:

Hope I have answered all of your questions so far  ;D
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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2018, 08:28:20 pm »
Getting on with something a bit different for the exhibition. Had to have the job done in Berlin but so far it looks good to me.

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2018, 01:52:22 pm »
i'd be interested in a photography workshop. Mendip or S Wales would be good :)

before that i should probably get round to getting a case and a new lens for it. Can anyone suggest a suitable general purpose/cave lens for a Nikon that i might be able to find on fleabay for not a huge amount of money

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Re: Mendip Cave Photography Competition 2018 Official Thread
« Reply #24 on: March 24, 2018, 05:41:21 pm »
Getting on with something a bit different for the exhibition. Had to have the job done in Berlin but so far it looks good to me.

I've been working on mine too.. It looks magnificent!  ;D