SACC Regional Qualifier for IPF Print & Projected 2013 – FAQ’s!

Canon_WEB_logoWe’ve compiled the following list of questions to guide you through the entry process for the 2013 SACC Regional Round of IPF Print & Projected Image Competition.  If you don’t find an answer to your query here or in the competition rules, please get in touch with us via the contact page.

Where can I find details about the competition and the sections available to enter?

The rules are available on this link on IPF Website and information about how to enter the SACC qualifying round is located here.   The schedule for the day is available here.

How do I enter?

Entry & payment this year is via online system which can be accessed via this link

When is the closing date?

Midnight, November 1st.

Do I need a Paypal account to enter?

No. You can use Paypal as a guest user without creating an account.

What type of cards can I use with Paypal?

PayPal accepts the following cards:

  • Visa / Delta / Electron
  • MasterCard / Eurocard
  • PayPal Top Up Card
  • Maestro
  • American Express

Debit cards (also known as bank cards) are accepted if they have a Visa or MasterCard logo.

What do I need to do if I’m entering projected images?

As well as registering your details and paying the entry fee, you need to upload the images as part of the entry process and provide titles for the images in the boxes provided. Jpgs only, sized to 2400 pixels maximum on longest edge.  If you are entering projected images only and no prints, once you have finished this process and paid online, you are all set.

I’m only entering prints in the competition. Do I still need to enter online?

Yes. For print entries, you need to register  your details along with the titles for the images and pay the entry fee. You do not need to upload a copy of the file. You need to bring the prints on the morning of the competition to receive their competition ID. Your prints must be clearly labelled on the back with your name, image title, competition category, camera club and the unique entry ID you will receive when you complete online entry. No minimum print size, however all prints must be mounted in a 20″x16″ mount. Your entry ID will look something like this “bfbrabaqybr-DPO-0000002508”. Please ensure this number is on the back of your print and bring along a copy of your entry form printed from website.

I’m not comfortable using computers or I don’t have internet access, can I get a friend/colleague to enter for me?

Yes. On the online entry form, there is an option to facilitate this.  Your friend/colleague must tick the box that says “Click here if you are entering photographs for another photographer” and fill out the details required.

I don’t have a card that Paypal accepts/don’t have access to a computer. How do I enter?

For those photographers without access to a credit/debit card, please contact the SACC committee via the contact page on this website. For those photographers unfamiliar with using a computer, or without internet access, please have a club representative contact the SACC committee on your behalf to obtain a contact number to speak with one of SACC committee.

You will need to provide the following – please be ready with this information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact number
  • Titles for all images
  • Which sections you wish to enter
  • In the case of projected entries, you will need to email your entries

Registration will be then be performed on your behalf. You will need to pay entry fee on the day. As there is extra administrative time for this, please arrive early.

Please note that we are only accepting this form of entry on an individual basis.  We are not accepting “our club has lots of members who don’t have internet/don’t have credit cards – can you register them”. It’s up to each individual to register using the online system, or else contact us directly as outlined above.

I want to turn up and enter on the day of the competition. Can I do this?

No. All entries must be pre-registered by competition closing date.

When do I get my prints back?

If your prints meet the score required to qualify for IPF National Finals in February 2014, they will be forward by the SACC to the IPF PPI co-ordinator. At finals, high scoring prints may be retained for a further period by IPF for use on nationals panels.

If your prints do not meet the qualifying score, they will be returned to a club representative at the end of the SACC competition along with any other prints that did not reach qualifying score.  Please do not approach any member of the team to request individual prints on the day. We ask that you appreciate we have hundreds of prints to deal with and the best approach is to have one person from every club pick up the bundle of prints from that club!  Thank you 🙂

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