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This page is here to assist and guide you with the preparation of your images, both DPI (Digital Projected Images) and Mounted Prints.

Mounted Print Entries

Prints should be submitted mounted on card with an overall size no greater that 50 cm by 40 cm.

For external competitions the mount must be exactly 50 cm by 40 cm.

Prints must be titled at the top right corner of the back. This denoted the viewing orientation of the

print. The author’s name must not be visible anywhere on the print or mount.

In addition, for each print, prepare a digital version according to the instruction for digital images below, renaming the digital image to the same title as the print version.


Digital images must not exceed 1600 pixels wide or 1200 pixels high.

If an image is resized to 1600 pixels wide but the height is greater that 1200 pixels, the image must be resized again so that the height becomes 1200 pixels.

Save the digital images as a JPEG (.jpg) at the highest (finest) setting and set the colour space to sRGB.

Entering Images for Competitions

The  copyright of images on this website are owned by the individual photographers.  No image may be copied, duplicated, modified or redistributed in whole or part without the prior written permission of the photographer.

Useful Software Links

GIMP is an acronym for GNU Image Manipulation Program. It is a freely distributed program for such tasks as photo retouching, image composition and image authoring.

Download Link:


GIMP is Free

Here are some more links to try:



A lot of photographers will happily pay for and use Photoshop, Lightroom. This usually costs around £10 per month.

There are other programs, such as Afinity photo, that do not have a monthly subscription cost.