The theme for the Anderson Quaich Competition is In the Forest / Woodland
The subjects for the Summer Assignment Competition are:
Candles(s) / Candlelight / Flames
Common Objects from a Different Perspective
Clock(s) / Timepiece(s)
Instrument(s) / Tool(s)
Beauty of Glass
General Competition Guidelines
The complete rules are printed in the Club's Constitution and Competition Rules publication
(2008 edition), with amendments 2009-2011.
For convenience the main points are listed below.
Definition - Digital Images
This definition only applies to PCPC competitions.
Digital manipulation is not allowed in competitions for the
Bowie and Ila Bowie Trophies
Summer Assignment Trophy
It is allowed in all other PCPC competitions.
An image is considered Digitally Manipulated if using computer software functions:
Subject elements are introduced
Subject elements are removed
Subject elements are altered or distorted
Partial desaturation alters an element
An image is not considered Digitally Manipulated if using computer software functions:
Blemishes or scratch marks are removed
An image is cropped or resized
Adjustment of exposure, contrast, sharpness or colour correction is performed
An entire image is desaturated from colour to monochrome
Preparation of Digital Entries
Digital files should be in the form of JPEGs and no more than 1600 pixels wide and 1200 pixels high.
Files should be saved with the sRGB colour profile.
Digital entries should be submitted by email (preferred option) to:
or on CD or USB memory device.
Detailed instructions, guides and results for each of the club competitions can be found in the member area.