For New Members: Start-Up Category for Competitions
New Club members can opt to compete in a Start-Up Category for Competitions where only members in their first year of membership can compete. The category will have the same print and digital divisions as the regular Club competition. First Place entries in the Start-Up Category will be included in the year-end competition, and will be combined with the regular competition first place winners. New members will be eligible for the Start-Up Category for one year after the date the member joined the Club.
For purposes of identifying the entries for the Start-Up Category, members will clearly write "Start-Up" on the back of prints submitted for competition, and start the file name of digital submissions with "SU". The information required for regular competition submissions will also be included. The Start-Up submissions will be judged independently of the regular competition, and will be evaluated with the same criteria as the regular competition.