The judge will consider the photographic technique plus the aesthetic, artistic and unique quality of all images when making their selections.
An entry must not be created from more than one original photographic or digital exposure.
Entries taken with film cameras or digital cameras must not be adjusted beyond a level that would be applied in conventional optical printing techniques, more detail as follows:
• Acceptable adjustments are moderate changes to levels, curves, colour, saturation, contrast, shadow and highlights. Dodging and burning is acceptable. Removal of minor dust spots is acceptable.
• Cropping of any degree is allowed.
• The integrity of the original subject must be maintained. The intention is to present the image as it was photographed.
• Stitched landscape panoramas are allowed.