The first round of the Walker Trophy (Projected) competition will soon be upon us.

There are 3 rounds to the competition with the winner being the person with the highest aggregate score over the three rounds.

Points are awarded depending upon the number of entries as per the following table;

Number of entries Places and Points Awarded
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
1 – 15 9 7 5 Nil
16-26 10 8 6 Nil
27 & over 12 10 8 6

In addition to the above, every competitor’s first two entries in each monthly competition will each receive one point.

Each member can enter up to four images.  The number that will be shown will be dependent upon how many entries that are received.

In 2013 only 3 images were allowed in Round 1, but in Rounds 2 & 3 members were able to show 4 images.

Resolution of images submitted

The new laptop that has recently been purchased allows us to connect to the projector by HDMI cable.

The use of the HDMI cable means that we can take advantage of the full resolution of the projector.

The maximum resolution is now 1920 (horizontal) x 1080 (vertical).

Just to clarify, your image won’t be stretched to fit this size, so;

Example #1
If you submit an image 1920 (h) x 700 (v) this is the resolution it will be shown.

Example #2
If you submit an image of 1920 (h) x 2160 (v) it will be shown as 960 (h) x 1080 (v). This is because the vertical resolution needs to be halved and therefore the horizontal resolution will be to keep the aspect ratio correct.

Files will be shown as submitted and will not be resized by the competition secretary. Last year Matt needed to resize a great number of images.

Should you have issues with resizing images please speak to Philip Atkinson or John Cross for advice.

Alternatively, check out these YouTube videos;

Photoshop Elements –

Photoshop CS5 –

Picasa –

Naming of your images

It is important that files are named correctly.

The format is;

Number_Your Name_Title of Image
for example;
02_John Cross_A Mountain
Number – this will be either 01, 02, 03 or 04.   This is the order of priority of your images should there be too many entries for the competition.

So, if it turns out that only two images of each person can be shown these will be those starting with 01 and 02.

Name – we need to know who you are.  This is the only means we have for this once the images have been downloaded.

Title – this will be shown on the screen for 5 seconds when the image is first displayed.

It’s all about the UNDERSCORES!
The use of underscores is vital.  We have set up the software to identify these and split the file name into the 3 component parts of NUMBER_YOUR NAME_TITLE OF IMAGE.

If underscores aren’t used correctly then the images won’t display correctly.

The underscore is on the key to the right of 0 (zero) and is accessed by pressing along with the SHIFT key.

If you are having issues with the naming of images please highlight this when submitting your images, or speak to John Cross or Philip Atkinson.

Submission of Images

The simplest way to submit images is by email.

The e-mail address for images is;
The mailbox is being monitored by John Cross.  John will send a simple acknowledgement to the sender.

Images can also be given via CD, DVD, USB drive or file transfer service such as Dropbox or We Transfer.  Please don’t use a transfer service where the recipient needs to sign up for an account, eg. Skydrive.

The deadline for submission is 5pm on the Sunday prior to the competition.

If you wish to ‘break’ the deadline you must get agreement from John Cross.

I trust that this e-mail fully explains the process of submitting images for the Walker Trophy.

Should you have any queries please ask John Cross or Philip Atkinson or email to;

The software we use allows us to shuffle the images prior to the competition and we will do this.  Your images will therefore be shown in a random order.