The Paul Carlson Memorial Print Competition first held on May 8, 1980 at the Lawrence Public Library. This year the competition will again be held on May 4th 2016 at the Merrimack Valley Camera Club. This is a Black and White Print competition where three to six clubs are invited to participate. Images are drawn from each clubs internal monthly print competitions.
Each club may submit 20 black and white prints, with no restrictions on subject matter. Prints may be any size up to 16" by 20".
All prints must be mounted, with a maximum mount size of 16x20 in.
Framed prints are not eligible.
Prints must be identified on the back with the maker's name, title of print and Camera Club name.
Record sheets and number labels will be distributed about one month before the competition, to be filled in by each club's print chairman.
Record sheets should be returned to the Merrimack Valley CC Paul Carlson Memorial Print Competition Coordinator at least one week before the competition.
Prints may be brought in on the night of the competition.
The MVCC will supply 3 judges for the competition.
Prints will be scored by the judges on a 3 - 10 point basis.
The scores will be recorded by the Merrimack Valley Camera Club, with additional sets of score sheets available for other club representatives.
The total score for each print will be the total of the 3 judges score for that print. Print makers will be awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 5 Honorable Mention ribbons.
In the event of tie scores, the judges will be asked to rank order equal scores without changing the point scores.
The points for each club will be totaled and the highest scoring club will be given an award. In the event of a tie, the club with the highest ranking print will be the winner.
Entry fee will be $10 per club.
Ribbons will be given to club representatives for distribution at their club meetings. Awards will be available for presentation to the winning club the night of the competition.
Prints entered in the competition will each receive a "Paul Carlson Memorial Print Competition" label with date and award space.
Prints shall not have been entered in any previous Paul Carlson Memorial Print Competition.
No more than 4 prints may be entered from any one maker.