Maidstone Camera Club - Covid-19 Update & Programme 2020
With the COVID-19 situation, we will be unable to meet in the hall for the remainder of the year (2020). The committee have produced a programme of online meetings\talks\competitions members can attend using Zoom. Details on how to download and use Zoom will be added to the clubs website soon. IDs and passwords for the Zoom meetings will be emailed to all club members in advance.
All meetings\talks\competitions will commence from 19:30. When joining a meeting\talk you may enter a waiting area until the host allows you in.
For competitions, only the competition secretary’s & judges microphones will be enabled. All members viewing the competition will only be able to view and hear the meeting. You will not be able to ask questions or comment etc.
The Digital Group, Portrait Group & AV Group will NOT be meeting for the rest of this year (2020), however the Natural History Group are planning to hold a online Zoom meeting once a month. Details on how to attend the Zoom meeting will be emailed to members of the group.
Information updated on 29th June 2020
- Programme for September 2020 - December 2020 has seen a change\update to the speaker for the evening on 20th October 2020
Maidstone Camera Club
PDI Competitions in 2020 Season
With the extra time required, to make sure everything is correct for the competitions, the following rules apply to the three PDI Competitions:
> No entries on memory pens can be accepted at this time
> All entries MUST be received two weeks before the competition date. This is to allow the competition secretary time to check all the images, setup the competition and send a copy of all the images to the judge to view on their own screen. Please see the programme for entry due dates
> Entries must be within 1400px width and 1050px height
> No late entries will be accepted (e.g. the day after entries were due)
> The competition secretary will not be able to resolve any image issue(s) (e.g corrections to colour space, image size) or replace incorrectly entered images
> Any images not entered correctly will be rejected
> All entries must be in a ZIP file and entitled with the members name (e.g Joe Bloggs, Joe Bloggs LRPS)
> All entries must be numbered 01, 02, 03 followed by the title (e.g. 01 My Best Photo, 02 Windmill in Kent, 03 Bird on a stick)
> If too many entries are received to judge, all 3rd images will be automatically withdrawn and members notified
> We cannot accept a paper entry slip, at this time. Members can either scan in an entry form and send it with their images or list in their email the order and titles of their images. Please make sure your entry information matches your PDI files
> Include in the subject of your email, the PDI competition number you wish to enter (e.g PDI Competition Number 1)
If any member does not wish for their images to be possibly selected for external competitions, please could they let the competition secretary know by email.
The images displayed in the Zoom meeting\competition will NOT be the images judged and will be displayed for members to see only. The judge will be asked to mark based on the images they received and viewed on their own profiled screen
Please send your entries to:
The competition secretary will confirm that your entry has been received, by email.