Minicomps 2014

At the monthly NCUPS membership meetings a still photography minicomp is held. Video minicomps are held quarterly. Members bring in a digital image/video on the subject of the month, the submitted media is judged by the audience and a check is awarded to the 1st place winner. All images must have been taken by a NCUPS member underwater. Photographs/Images entered may not have won anything whatsoever anywhere. The minicomp may be canceled or postponed if the featured presentation runs long, at the discretion of the board.

MonthSubject/ThemeWinners
JanuaryBest Shot That Has Never Won
Image must have never won anything at any time
1st Dannette Petersen
2nd Nancy Barnett
3rd Bob Bynum
3rd John Trone
FebruarySilhouettes
Images showing main subject in silhouette.
1st Ruth Chofre
2nd Ken Hares
3rd Patti Baugh
MarchAngles
Images featuring the artistic rule of angles.
1st Chuck Tribolet (tied)
1st John Trone (tied)
2nd Brad Brown
AprilBlack and White
Images that are monochrome or without color.
1st Ruth Chofre
2nd Patti Baugh
3rd Scott Jones (tied)
3rd Chuck Tribolet (tied)
3rd Mark Krag (tied)
MaySunbeams
Images that feature sunbeams integral to the composition.
1st Chuck Tribolet
2nd Paul Rosenblum
3rd Randy Herz
JuneFrame up!
Main subject should be framed by secondary objects or features in the image.
1st Mark Krag
2nd Patti Baugh
3rd Jo Arnett (tied)
3rd Chuck Tribolet (tied)
JulyBeauty in something considered ugly
Find something the world finds ugly, and make it beautiful!
1st Chuck Tribolet
2nd Linda Reisinger
3rd Ken Hares
AugustSymbiotic relationships
Always a favorite!
1st Chuck Tribolet
2nd Linda Reisinger
3rd Ken Hares
SeptemberEdge lighting
Light edges with careful use of strobes or shadows.
1st Ruth Chofre
2nd Randy Herz
3rd Patti Baugh
OctoberHiding!
They think they are hidden!
1st Ken Hares
2nd Mark Krag
3rd Patti Baugh
NovemberTexture
Your image should make the viewer “feel” what they see.
1st Ken Hares
2nd Ruth Chofre
3rd Jo Arnett (tied)
3rd John Thackara (tied)
DecemberMinicomp of the Year!
All first place photos from our Mini-comps that year.

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NCUPS  Minicomp  Rules

The minicomp is intended to be a fun competition that encourages all NCUPS members to participate and have their work judged at the pleasure of the audience.

*Only paid-up NCUPS members may enter the monthly contest and must be present to enter their image and win*

All images must have been taken by a NCUPS member underwater and photographs/images entered may not have won anything whatsoever anywhere.

File Naming:

– Files can be named whatever you like.  Since file names are displayed in Lightroom at the meeting, in the interest of secret balloting, please do not put your name in the filename.

– It will be helpful if you put your name in the Creator field of the metadata.  Most cameras can be setup to do this automatically, or can be added later with Lightroom or other software (this is a good principle in general for your own work).  When exporting photo, please include metadata.

Photo Preparation:

– File should be full resolution, full quality, JPEG submitted on a Windows-readable thumb drive (Fat32 or NTFS). HFS+ formatted thumb drives cannot be read by the club’s Windows PC. Most thumb drives are formatted FAT32 by the manufacturer and are therefore Mac and Windows compatible.

– Entries must be shot underwater by the entrant except when the category is for over/under or creative.

– Any image may be manipulated electronically or in the darkroom to improve its photographic qualities.

– Moving and adding photographic elements is not allowed except when the category is creative.

Photo Submission:

–  Only one photo per entrant per month.

–  Entrants must log their entry on an entrant list at the time of submission.

–  Submissions are allowed before the meeting and during the break.

Voting:

– Will be done at the end of the meeting and counted by 2 official counters and records kept and tallied throughout the year.

– Anyone in the room may vote.

Point Distribution:

– The more you enter, the more points you will accumulate throughout the year.

First place: 9 points.

Second place: 5 points.

Third place: 3 points.

Entering: 1 point.

– In the event of a tie for first place:

– each tying entry shall receive first place points.

– If there are two entries tied for first place, only second place will be awarded and no third place shall be awarded.

– If there are three or more entries tied for first place, neither second nor third place shall be awarded.

– In the event of a tie for second place:

– each tying entry shall receive second

place points.

– no third place shall be awarded.

Awards:

Monthly:

– The first place winner of each monthly    minicomp will receive a $30 prize.

– Winner must be present to win.

Photo of the Year:

– This photo is voted on at the end of the year at the holiday party from the 11 first places from the minicomps of that year and those present that night.

– The entrants need not be present at the holiday party to win.

Minicomp Photographer of the Year:

– This is awarded to the member who has consistently done the best, as determined by the predetermined points system.

– The more you enter throughout the year, the more chances you have to win.

– The entrants need not be present at the holiday party to win.