The Alec Braid competitions are divided into 3 sections, the winner of each section receiving a different trophy. As of 2009 there is no restriction on content or theme, but all sections require each submission to comprise 3 images to be presented side-by-side as a single panel.
The 3 sections are:
- Colour Prints – Alec Braid Shield – 3 mounted prints (preferably no larger than 40cm wide)
- Monochrome Prints – Silver Medal – same as above
- Projected Digital Images (PDI) – Bronze Medal – 3 images conforming to the current standard TPS format requirements – see our normal PDI guidelines on how to create PDI submissions.
All submitted print panels are displayed together on the club easels, and viewed under normal room lighting. Because of space constraints, members are requested to limit the width of their mounts to no greater than 40cm. For aesthetic reasons, mounts should normally be of the same size and colour for a single panel.
PDI panels should be entered on the PhotoEntry system in a similar way to other PDI competitions. You first supply a title for your panel, and then upload 3 images to make the panel. Only when you have supplied all 3 images is the panel accepted. Please ignore the option to supply a title for each individual image as this will be ignored by our display software.
The panel is initially displayed as 3 images side by side, in equal amounts of screen space, and with the bottoms aligned, so ideally all images should be similar sizes or they will look higgledy-piggledy.
Members may submit only 1 panel in each section. The competition will be judged by an external judge, who will select an outright winner in each section, as well as lower placings and possibly commendations.