Please read all instructions carefully before submitting images for an exhibition.

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Q: Who can submit images?

A: All CPS members in good standing (i.e., paid dues).

Q: What size images are accepted?

A: Image should be a minimum of 80 in^2 and no larger than 154 in^2. When submitting through ShutterScore, images should be a minimum of 1000 x 750 pixels and a maximum of 1280 x 1024pixels and 2MB or less. Because images will be displayed in print in the exhibit, cropping to 8 x10 or 11 x 14 is most cost effective and fits these requirements. However, we will accept non-standard image sizing if the requirements are met.

Acceptable size examples:

  • 10 x 10 = 100 in^2
  • 8 x 12 = 96 in^2
  • 9 x 16 = 144 in^2

Unacceptable size examples:

  • 11 x 17 = 187 in^2
  • 12 x 18 = 216 in^2

Q: What format is acceptable?

A: JPG only

Q: Can I include my watermark, copyright, or other information on my image?

A: No

Q: What types of images are allowed?

A: All images must be family friendly, no nudes or implied nudity. Suggestive or provocative images will not be accepted. No dark themes please.

Q: Can I enter images from a Friday night competition?

A: Yes

Q: Can I enter images from a prior exhibit?

A: Yes, but they can only have been part of 1 previous exhibit.

Q: How do I submit my images?

A: All images must be submitted through ShutterScore unless otherwise stated in the Call for Entries

Q: Are there any restrictions on image titles?

A: No, but if the image is chosen, the title you submitted is the title that will be printed on the title cards when displayed. This includes all caps, underscores with version numbers or typos. If you do not want your image to be sold, please include NFS (not for sale) as part of your
submitted title. For example: “Rock Hall at Night – NFS”

Q: How will the images be selected?

A: The exhibits will utilize the service of a trained and qualified judge from the Photographic
Society of America (PSA). Each image will be scored on a scale from 80 – 100. The highest scored images will be placed into the exhibits. To allow as many photographers to exhibit as possible, once the highest scored image from any photographer has been chosen to exhibit no other images from that same photographer will be considered. All ties will be selected at the discretion of the Exhibit Committee. Individual scores, or rankings, will not be published.

Q: How will I be notified if my image is selected?

A: You will be notified by the Exhibits Chair via email. You will also receive instructions for preparing and submitting your print at this time, including important dates and deadlines and volunteer requirements.

Q: Can my image be altered after it is selected?

A: No. An image selected for an exhibit must not be modified from the image submitted, either in size, cropping or post processing.

Q: My image is selected, and I am notified. What happens next?

A: You will be required to print and mat your image. You will need to drop off your printed and
matted image at the clubhouse. CPS will frame your image. As a participant, you will be required to volunteer 1 hour of your time to the process, either in framing, hanging, reception, striking or deframing.

Q: Can my image be creatively matted?

A: Yes, but all prints must be mounted on a white mat. The outer dimensions of the mat must be 16 x 20 or 11 x 14 to fit into frames these sizes, depending upon the exhibit. CPS will frame all images for uniformity. Backer board material cannot be foamboard and should be around 1/8” thickness to fit well into the frames. Mat board makes an excellent backer board.

Q: Will my image be for sale?

A: Yes, all image will be for sale unless an “NFS” appears in the title.

Q: What happens to my matted image when the exhibit is over?

A: It will be deframed and you can pick it up at the clubhouse.

** By submitting your images, you agree to allow CPS to use them in its digital slide show gallery or in other promotional materials **