A monthly competition is held on the 4th Monday of each month. Members may submit color prints, b&w prints or digital images that conform to the topic for that month. A judge is invited to comment on,critique, and award places to contest entries.
Only current, dues-paying, members in good standing may enter competition. A total of
six four entries per competition are allowed but only four two in any one category are allowed. (Categories are Color print, B&W print or Digital)
Print entries must be submitted no later than five minutes after the time the meeting is scheduled to begin. (e.g. Entries must be “in the hands” of the competition secretary by 7:05PM) Digital entries must be submitted by midnight 1 week prior to the competition.
Once an image has placed in a monthly competition (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Honorable Mention), that image, or one nearly identical, may not be re-entered in a monthly HPS contest unless the image is significantly modified. Significant modification could include things like major cropping of the image or changing the image from color to monochrome or vice versa. Other modifications could also qualify. The competition secretary will be the judge if an image has been significantly modified. The author of an entry is to remain anonymous as far as possible until judging is completed. There should be no comments during initial viewing.
The originating format of the photo does not dictate which category you may enter. You can still print digital images and compete in the printed categories. You may scan negative film, slides or prints and compete in the digital competition. Any and all combinations are allowed. The work must be your own original work.
Competition in digital or any of the other categories is limited to HPS members.
HPS membership is open to all people regardless of residence. You do not need to be present at the meetings to compete.