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YPU entry guidelines

Mike Morley has kindly agreed to look after the club’s digital submission to the next Yorkshire Photographic Union competition.  Email your best photos (maximum of six) to mikmorley@btinternet.com by Sunday 15 February so they can be submitted in good time.
Files need to be sized the same as for our own competitions – 1400x1050 – in landscape format and also a maximum height of 1050 if submitted in portrait format. Colour and monochrome styles are accepted. We are not entering prints this year.

The YPU categories are

1. General – Portrait, People Figure Studies and Action Photojournalism projected images

2. General – Pictorial, Landscape, Architecture and Record projected images

3. Category –Nature projected images

4. Category – Young Photographer Digital Image Award

Note, if anyone is thinking of submitting nature photos there are new rules this year. Mike has added them here below just in case anyone is interested:

PAGB Nature Definition Issue 1, Feb 2013 Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena. 

Photographs of animals, which are domesticated, and photographs of cultivated or hybrid plants are ineligible. 

Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable for nature subjects, such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, or natural forces, like hurricanes or tidal waves, reclaiming it.

Any manipulation or modification is limited to minor retouching and must not alter the truth of the original scene. Notes associated with this definition Issue 2, Apr 2014 PAGB competitions are not wildlife competitions, unless otherwise specified, and nature photographers frequently take pictures of animals under “controlled conditions” in order to record species or behaviour that would be very difficult or impossible to record in the wild. This might even include microscopic subjects, which have to be anaesthetised. Such photographs are eligible for entry to PAGB competitions. Animals in reserves and wildlife parks and zoos, are permitted provided there is minimal evidence of humans. So too are "falconer's" birds although, of course, only minor retouching is permitted which would not, for example, include removing jesses in post processing. Also permitted are pictures of “wild” flowers growing in parkland or “wild” gardens provided these have not been modified by such cultivation. It is obvious that creatures showing poorer condition because of their captivity are likely to be marked less favourably by nature judges.