(By fpcc-web-editor: This topic/category is under review).
We have recently had some enquiries about eligibility criteria for the Print & DPI ‘Of The Year’ competitions.
The images invited for selection comply with the following extract of the competition rules
(as at 2013; the latest version).
16. All entries for this competition will either have been placed first second or third in previous league competitions and/or have scored 9.5 or 10 for prints or 19 or 20 for PDIs. The Competition Secretary will notify members who are eligible and name their entries according to the records.
17. An independent judge will be appointed. He/she will simply identify an outright winner and name a second and third place.
18. Trophies will be awarded to the winners of the Print and PDI of the Year competitions at the end of the season with certificates for 1st , 2nd and 3rd places.
The reason for the enquiry this season was due to the addition of Highly Commended awards, available at Judges discretion.
There is nothing in the rules to say a highly commended image that scores less than 9.5 should be invited to the Print & DPI Of the Year competition.
If you think that needs to change, you need to ensure it is raised at the next available AGM