Monthly EID Competition:

These rules are intended to be consistent with the Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4C's) rules as stated in the Gold Book which is available at the 4C's website under Documents.

Competition serves two primary purposes. First, it allows you to gauge how you are progressing as a photographer. Second, it provides a forum for viewing a wide range of images, which is important to the learning process. The club encourages each member to submit new entries frequently and not submit similar entries repeatedly.

EID nights have three categories: Open, Challenge Theme and Monochrome.

  • The Open Category is intended to be inclusive of a variety of image genre such as landscapes, action, sports, street photography, people, wildlife, flowers, abstracts, as well as digitally enhance creative images.

  • The Challenge Theme Category is intended to encourage club members to try different genre and photographic techniques.

  • A different Theme is set for each of the 9 EID competitions from September through May. A list of the challenge Themes is listed here on the website under Membership Information and is posted on the website calendar.
  • The Monochrome Category is new for EID. The thought was to encourage monochrome projected images and judge them separately from the color images.

You can submit up to 4 total EID images:

  • Two Open

  • One Challenge Theme

  • One Monochrome

Email EID images to by midnight the Sunday before the third Tuesday of each month.

Most club digital projectors are the common 1024x768 pixel resolution. Both landscape and portrait oriented images must fit within the 1024x 768 window of the projector.

IImages are no longer required to be 500kb or less for FPCC competitions. 4Cs does impose a 500kb file size for images submitted by clubs for the monthly 4Cs EID and 4Cs individual EID competition. You have the choice to continue keeping your images at 500kb incase they move on to 4Cs, or you can rely upon FPCC EID Chair to make the size adjustment before it is sent on to 4Cs. PSA has no file size restrictions. The sRGB color space works best with our projector.

Use the Club file name convention to label images you enter into competitions. This convention helps competition organizers prepare score sheets and related documents for events at club, regional, and national competitions.

Images that have received an award (Award of Merit or Honorable Mention) in any previous 4Cs' competition year are not eligible to be re-entered at anytime in the same Category/Class.

The image filename convention is:

  • "nnFirstLastName_FPCC_Title_Category.jpg"

    • "nn" is a two digit number starting with a zero, 01, 02, 03, and 04 and corresponds to the number of images entered in any given event.

    • FPCC stands for Film Pack Camera Club and is included to differentiate your image from other clubs if your image is entered in competitions such as Columbia Council of Camera Clubs (4Cs) or Photographic Society of America (PSA).

    • "Title" is the name you chose to give to the image. Shorter is better. Try to keep it to less than 28 characters.

    • Categories are designated by "O" for Open, "M" for Monochrome and "TH" for Challenge Theme.

  • Here is an example:

    • 01JaneDoe_FPCC_PrettyBird_O.jpg.

  • A second image would be labeled:

    • 02JaneDoe_FPCC_PitcherAndPear_M.jpg

    Use underscore between segments of the file name. Do not use spaces or "dashes" in creating your file names.

You can make-up both Open and Monochrome Categories. Because Theme images are specific to each month, this category cannot be made-up. Only one Mono and two Open category EID images can be made-up at one time and must be entered within two months of the missed meeting.