Coachella Valley Desert Camera Club
Competition Guidelines

Last Updated: September 1, 2011
Section: 2.2
Section Title: Manipulation

In certain Division, as noted in the Division Definitions, CVDCC does not allow “manipulation” of any images entered into competition, unless specifically indicated otherwise in competition announcements. In other categories manipulation is always allowed.

In any of these "reality-based" Divisions (Nature, Photo Travel, and Photojournalism) techniques that add to, relocate, replace or remove any element of the original image, except by cropping, are not permitted. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the image, without changing the basic content, are permitted. All adjustments must appear natural. Conversion to full monochrome is acceptable. Derivations, including infrared, are unacceptable.

Members are expected to conform to this definition whenever “manipulation” is prohibited. Not doing so may be grounds for disqualifying an entry from competition. The act of submission of an entry by a Club member into competitions where “manipulation” is prohibited constitutes an implicit affirmation by the member that there has been no “manipulation” of the image as defined above. Repeated violations of this requirement may be grounds for suspension, temporary or permanent, by the Board of Directors of the Member’s privileges to enter into Club competitions.