ANNUAL EXHIBITION RULES
1. The Annual Exhibition is judged at the end of the season. The hand-in date is shown in the syllabus. No late entries can be accepted.
2. Entries must be the author's own work. The author must be solely responsible for all aspects of the process, from capture to presentation (with the exception of using a commercial printer).
3. All subject matter in all prints and images must have been photographically originated by the author. No print or image shall be entered in more than one Annual Exhibition.
4. To be eligible to enter prints in the Annual Exhibition, members must have entered prints in at least two of the four monthly competitions in the same season. To be eligible to enter images in the Annual Exhibition, members must have entered images in at least two of the four monthly competitions in the same season.
5. There are three entry classes for open subject sections: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced.
6. The Douglas Schaschke Trophy and Malcolm Moore Memorial Trophy each has one class open to all members.
7. A maximum of three entries may be entered in both formats in each of the open sections. The first entry in each format must not have been previously entered in a competition.
8. A maximum of 3 entries per member may be entered in the sports section. The first entry in each format must not have been previously entered in a competition.
9. A maximum of 2 entries per member may be entered in the monochrome section. Both entries must not have been previously entered in a competition.
10. see table of competition arrangements for trophy allocation.
11. Sizing of prints and images and entry arrangements shall be as per parts 5, 6, 7 & 8 of the Monthly Competition Rules.
12. After the first new entry, titles of succeeding items should be in the author's order of preference.
13. Where the number of entries exceeds the time normally available for judging, the total entry will be reduced by withdrawing items lowest in the author's order of preference.
Special notes when natural history is a specific theme in a monthly competition or the Annual Exhibition.
Images and prints in this section must depict subjects in which the influence of man is of little importance or absent altogether. Thus, cultivated or domestic subjects are to be excluded. Images may be of animals, insects, plants, weather or geology of the land, sea or sky. Preference should be given to subjects in their natural surroundings or environments. A fuller statement defining compliance is provided on the website.
Special note regarding inappropriate images
The Committee is considering a policy in respect of inappropriate images. Without intending to restrict the artistic impression or documentary statement provided by photographs, if a member considers an image or print inappropriate, please raise it immediately with an office bearer. These could be photographs of vulnerable persons, whether by age or circumstances, or generally distasteful to the typical member. Permission may be required to include some persons in photographs.