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Projected Image Competition (EIC)

The Boston Camera Club holds seven Electronic Image competitions per year using a digital projector. A judge critiques and scores members’ electronic images. Only active members can participate in these competitions.

Image Submission Requirements
To submit images (through this web site), go to Competitions>Submit Images to a Competition (Members must be logged in to see this menu option).

  • It is strongly suggested that all photographs be converted to the sRGB color space. That color space most closely approximates the capability of monitors and projectors to display color, and usually results in the best presentation of an image.
  • Photographs will be projected using a projector having 1400 pixels in the horizontal direction and 1050 pixels in the vertical direction. Photographs must fit within those dimensions. Unless a photograph’s proportions are in the exact ratio of 4 to 3, one of these dimensions will be less than the maximum. For example, a vertical photograph may have the maximum height of 1050 pixels, but the width will be significantly less than 1400 pixels. A square photograph will be 1050 pixels by 1050 pixels under these rules. Smaller photographs are acceptable.
  • Deadline for submitting images will be 11:59 PM two Saturdays before the competition, i.e. if the competition is Tuesday, October 18 the deadline would be 11:59 PM Saturday, October 8.


ABOUT THE NEW SCORING SYSTEM for PROJECTED IMAGE COMPETITIONS: Adopted Fall 2017 
Starting in the Fall of 2017, the BCC adopted a new 10-point scoring scale, 1 through 10 for our Projected Image competitions. The score of 1 point is reserved for category mismatches and disqualifications; there is no 0 or “DQ” score. Think of this scale as being a percentage: 10 points equals 100%.

The 10-point scale is allocated as follows:

Score

Description

Verbalization

10

Outstanding

Stands out from the rest in every respect, highest impact and artistic vision, technically flawless

9

Excellent

Inspiring image with very little potential improvement, often only based on subjective criteria

8

Very good

Very good photo, typically a 3rd place or high HM

7

Good

Above average image quality, part of the middle class, may be eligible for honorable mentions

6

Effective

Average photo quality of all entries, may be used for exhibits. This is the mid-point of the range.

5

Satisfactory

Lower than average photo quality, but part of the broad middle class, which can stand on its own

4

Fair

A solid entry, may need compositional improvements for impact, or better technical execution

3

Acceptable

A good effort, but the image lacks impact, vision or technical execution

2

Uninspiring

Typically a "snapshot" that was not taken with intent or not selected well for the category

1

Category mismatch

Disqualified for objective reasons (usually because it fails the category description)


Utilizing the Scoring Range
In most competitions, the bulk, some two thirds of all images, will fall somewhere into the mid-range (shaded green: 5,6,7 points, 6 is the mid-point). Some images will be below the mid-range (orange) or above the mid-range (blue); only a few images will receive top scores (10, 9) or the lowest scores (2, 3). The top score should be assigned to the best image in that category. There does not need to be a top or bottom score (i.e., the top scoring image may get a 9).


 
   


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