Member Cliff Banks
has been entering Digital International Exhibitions for
a considerable period of time. He gives this helpful advice
to anyone who is thinking of entering them.
I consider the International Digital Exhibitions
to be the way forward for the following reasons:
- Low cost - in production and postage.
- No lost prints or slides for months at a time waiting
- Results rapidly seen on the promotor's website.
These exhibitions usually carry FIAP or PSA recognition
(see above) and their websites are a good place to start
to find suitable promotors.
Step by step guide to preparing your entry.
1. Image preparation
In Photoshop prepare your final image then go to Image>Image
Size make sure the box re-sample image is left cleared and
alter the resolution to 72 pixels per inch, tick the re-sample
image box and alter the longest dimension (height or width)
to 1024 pixels, the remaining dimension (height or width)
should not exceed 768 pixels per inch. (If it does simply
alter that dimension).
2. Filing the image
The image should be saved using the command "save as"
select jpeg and when the dialogue box comes up select a
figure of 9 and save the image with the appropriate file
name, see below.
3. File name
Look carefully at the entry form for the type of file name
required, as this is not usually the image title. Examples
4. Entry form
The entry form should be downloaded from the appropriate
website and may be filled in on line or sent in the post
with the entry fee in cash of the specified denomination.
It is normal to send the images via e-mail separate from
the entry form.
5. Sending the images
Images can be sent on a disk but by far the simpler way
is to e-mail them to the exhibition e-mail address as attachments
Type a note listing your entries
using the filename allocated and the image title then click
the attach symbol (a paperclip)
and follow the instructions finding your image and clicking
to attach. The finished document
has your notes and you can see the attachments above your
notes, then click send.
6. Sending the money
Although it sounds risky I have not had any problems with
sending cash in the appropriate denomination in the envelope
with the entry form.
I have found that very helpful advice for entering International
Competitions can be found by reading documents one