How to Submit Competition Entries


Your prints can be any size (although between 20 x 25cm or 30 x 40cm / 8” x 10” to 12” x 16” is ideal) but must be mounted on card no larger than 40cm x 50cm (15.7″ x 19.6″) – talk to a committee member or a mentor about how to mount a print.

Write your name and the title of the image on the back and then simply give your mounted prints to the competition secretary at least a week before the competition date. If your image is an abstract it can also be useful to indicate which way up the print should go.

To allow us to share the print images on the simil-cast, and on the Website after the competition, we now ask members submitting prints to send us a digital version of the image too. These should be named with the author and the title (as written on the back of the print) and emailed to 
no later than midnight on the Sunday prior to the competition.

Digital Images

Digital files should be submitted by email only.

Send the file as an attachment to 
no later than midnight on the Sunday prior to the competition. You will receive an email acknowledgement that your entry has been received. If submitting multiple entries, please send each image in a separate email.

These need to be JPG/JPEG format at the highest quality and ideally re-sized to 1,920 X 1,200 (again ask a committee member or mentor for help). The software used will automatically resize larger images for display so there is no benefit in having larger images.

The file name should be the member’s name, plus submission order number and a brief title:
eg.  JohnSmith1-RedBoats.jpg


To ensure your competition entries are valid you must ensure.

  • The image is entirely your own work.
    This includes any textures or borders applied during post processing.
  • The image fits within the guidelines for each individual competition.
  • The image has not been used in any previous HCC competition.
    This rule does not apply to images entered into the knock-out competition.

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