The Print Panel competition is fast approaching. This is an exciting opportunity to enter a panel of prints and express your creativity. It is open to members of all levels. You need a set of prints, a hanging plan and a plastic bag to put them in.
Here are the rules for the Print Panel competition (taken from the Competition rules here):
Print Panel Competition
1) A panel will consist of between three and six prints. Each print must be individually mounted. Composite images – that is those made up of different elements combined to create a single image – are acceptable, but multiple images on one mount, however arranged, will not be accepted. For instance, triptychs, any image composed of smaller images in a ‘patchwork’, whether there is space between the component parts or not, will not be accepted in this competition. As a rule of thumb, if the joins show, the resulting image cannot be entered in this competition.
2) Prints may be displayed in 1, 2 or 3 rows in any combination. They should be numbered from left to right, top to bottom (facing stage) and be accompanied by two copies of the hanging plan on separate sheets of paper.
3) The panel should have a ‘theme’ connecting the prints and this theme must be explained in the title. e.g. ‘Images of Chichester’. This “theme statement” should be included with your name on the back of the hanging plan.
4) The size of the mount is as for Club Print Competitions and must be 50cm x 40cm.
5) Each member may submit only one panel.
6) Prints that have already been used in Club Competitions may also be submitted as part of the panel.
7) The panels are to be submitted on the night of the Competition. Each panel must be submitted in a plastic bag together with one copy of the hanging plan. The second hanging plan will be submitted separately and used by the judge for previewing. Panels will be displayed in a random order by selecting a bag and putting the contents on the display stand as guided by the hanging plan.
8) Individual panels will not be given marks, but the Judge will comment on the merits of the panels and will select the 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
9) The Shubotham Cup will be awarded to the entrant judged to be in 1st place.
Featured Panel Image is Lockdown Beauties – Blue-Tailed Damselflies in May by David Harris