Minicomps 2017

 

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
JanuaryHit me with your best shot
Bring your best picture from 2016 that didn't win a contest
1st Linda Reisinger
2nd Paul Rosenblum
3rd
FebruaryHidden Beauty
Everything has beauty but not everyone sees it. Take something the world considers ugly and make it beautiful!
1st
2nd
3rd
MarchGreen with Envy
St Patrick's Day is here a week early. Show off your best picture of something green.
1st
2nd
2nd
AprilWell, that was unexpected
Wait, did that really happen? This month, bring a photo of something you captured that is not normal behavior.
1st
2nd
3rd
MayWhat a Wreck!
Wrecks can make great staging areas for photo ops. Let's see the best photos you took on a wreck dive.
1st
2nd
3rd
JuneSmile for the Camera!
Show us some pearly whites and the adorable faces of our underwater friends.
1st
2nd
3rd
JulyStars and Stripes
Bring your best photos of a starfish or a fish with stripes. Bonus points of they're red, white or blue.
1st
2nd
3rd
AugustI've Made a Huge Mistake
This month, show us those pictures you captured while you were having second thoughts about being where you were at the moment. Maybe a shark was headed toward the camera?Conversely, share a picture you took of a creature when it was having the same realization. These can be humorous or serious.
1st
2nd
3rd
SeptemberStop Being so Shellfish!
If you are a little crabby about this month's minicomp theme, talk to our small clams department.
1st
2nd
3rd
OctoberAfter Dark
A whole different world comes alive after dark. Show us you best night dive photos.
1st
2nd
3rd
NovemberAnticipation
This month, bring us an image showing the moment right before something is about to happen
1st
2nd
3rd
DecemberMinicomp of the Year!
Time to look back at the winners of the 2017 minicomps
1st
2nd
3rd

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.