Digital Manipulation Competition


Digital projection competition

A full explanation of the rules can be found in the Reflex Handbook.


The competition organiser has discretion to exclude images if the total entry exceeds 80. He/she will use the members’ rankings on their entry slips to determine the images to leave out, namely image number 4 will be the first taken out then 3rd etc. There are no ranking slips for the Clash of Titans for which separate rules will apply. Two pictures that differ simply because of manipulation such as cropping, cloning and filtering should be deemed to be one image.

Rules for Digital manipulation Competition

Each member wishing to enter the Digital manipulation competition will be provided with 6 full size “base images” in both RAW and large JPG format. The images are provided by the chairman at the last meeting before Christmas and are identical for all members.

            The images consist of:

            2 Portrait images.
            2 Landscape images.
            2 “pattern” or abstract images.
You may create up to 6 separate images to enter for the competition.

You will be required to use AT LEAST 1 of the base images, or portion of that image.

You may use as many of the “base images” as you wish and as many times as you wish.

You MUST, in addition to the above, use 1 of your own images as part of the composition.

You may not use more than 1 of your own images for each individual entry.

You may use any photo manipulation software, technique, filter, plug-in or action to create your image. “Paid for” filters and plugins are allowed.

You may not use any images other than the 6 provided and 1 image of your own for each entry.

You may enter up to 6 images in this competition.

This is a digital projection competition; images must be submitted using the usual digital format.

Any image created for this competition MUST NOT be entered into any other Reflex competition or external competition.

The base images or any part thereof may not be used for any other purpose other than for this competition.

The copyright for each of the base images remains with the original photographer.

Images entered into the Digital Manipulation Competition should also follow the general digital competition rules below.

Digital Competition Rules:

Digital files should comply with the KCPA format. Currently this requires: –

  • JPEG format File Extension Lower Case ie .jpg
  • Maximum 1400 pixels wide x 1050 pixels high
  • Titled as in the following example – THE SKY AT NIGHT by Patrick Moore CPAGB (note the title is in capital letters)
  • Colour Space: sRGB

If in doubt about any rules or regulations please contact the competition organiser for clarification.