CD Group On-Line Competitions

 

Creative Digital Group On-Line Competitions for 2016-17

Themes and Submission Dates

There will be two on-line competitions this year. Members can submit up to two images in each competition. The author’s 6 best scores from these on-line competitions and from the Cunningham Cup and the Digital Challenge Cup will count towards trophies and promotion.

On-line Competition No 1 will be a pictorial competition i.e. any subjct of the Author’s choosing.
On-line Competition No 2 will be based on any of the current season’s Photo Safari themes.
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Rules for this year’s competitions:
Members must enter in the appropriate League L2/L1. This is to determine trophy winners only. All images will be scored by the same process. If you don’t know your League please ask. You can only enter in L1 category if you have been promoted there by the CD Group or through either (Print or DPI) of the Main Society competitions or have any form of distinction, including academic qualification that would have allowed a distinction award by exemption (e.g. LRPS,CPAGB,AFIAP or higher). The highest scoring new member (i.e. a member in their first two-yeaars of membership), entering in L2, not winning or not having won another CD Group trophy will be awarded the Gwyer Shield. The outright winner of L2 will be awarded the Intermediate Cup and of L1 the Advanced Cup.

1. Competitions will be run on-line concurrently with the Photo Safari. Images selected for the Photo Safari Group panels are also eligible to be entered in the on-line competitions.
2. Those entering will be asked to critique three images for each image entered. If you don’t provide critique your entry may be disqualified.
3. Those entering will be asked to vote for ten images and rank their top 5. If you don’t vote your entry may be disqualified. You are not allowed to vote for your own images.
4. A maximum of 4 images may be entered in the on-line competitions (2 pictorial & 2 themed).

Points and Trophies
5. Scores will be allocated based on the cumulative image ranking points determined by members voting and ranking (point 3 above).
(Scores range 1×20 points for first place, 2×19 points for second and third place, 3×18 points for fourth to sixth place, 4×17 points for seventh to tenth, 5×16 points for eleventh to fifteenth and 6×15 points for sixteenth to twenty-first. All other voted for images will get 14 points and those not voted for 13 points. Peer scores will be given equal scores and the next highest place the appropriate score. (e.g. if three images tie for first place each will be given 20 points and the next ranked image will get 18 points.)
6. A member’s 4 on-line scores and best 2 scores from the Cunningham Cup and Digital Challenge Cup will count towards promotion and league position. Threshold for promotion from L2 to L1 is 102 points (17 points average).
7. The highest score in each League 2 and League 1 will win that trophy for the year. In the event of a tie, the next best 7 scores then best 8 scores from the cup competitions will be used to determine the winner.

Creative Digital Group Competition Scores for 2015-16

There were two Competitions this year, 4 images were allowed for each competition. The first competition was Open and the second was based on the themes of the Photo Safari (Wood, Paper, Plastic, Metal, Stone, Fabric)

A PDF of this year’s On-line Competition Scores can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

On-line Competitions 2015-16 Consolidated Scores

Gwyer Shield Winner for highest scoring new member in League 2 – Brian o’Donnell


Intermediate Cup for Best Performance in League 2 – Nigel Gillard – Promoted to League 1

Advanced Cup for Best Performance in League 1 – Sandi McOrist

Creative Digital Group Competition Scores for 2014-15

This Season’s competition themes were:
1 – In the Street
2 – Motion
3 – Natural Abstract
4 – Vertical Landscape

A PDF of this year’s On-line Competition Scores can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Consolidated Scores CD Group On-Line Competitions 2014-15

Gwyer Shield Winner for highest scoring new member in League 2 – Nigel Gillard (101 points for best 6 images)

Intermediate Cup for Best Performance in League 2 – Chris Dow (106 points for best 6 images) Promoted to League 2

Advanced Cup for Best Performance in League 1 – Doug Berndt (110 points for best 6 images)

Creative Digital Group Competition Scores for 2013-14

This Season’s competition themes were:
1. By The Water
2. Reflections
3. Seasons (Autumn and Winter)
4. Household Object

A PDF of this year’s On-line Competition Scores can be downloaded by clicking the link below:

Online Comps 2014 Consolidated Scores_Final

Gwyer Shield Winner for Best Beginner Category Member – Graham Morrice (97 points for best 6 images) Promoted from B to I.



Intermediate Cup for Best Intermediate Category Member – Neil Bain
(105 points for best 6 images) Promoted from I to A.

Advanced Cup for best Advanced Category Member – Ken Gillies (113 points for best 6 images)