Pictorial Individual Color Definition

Pictorial Color images are judged both for their technical and pictorial merit. The image must be properly exposed, be appropriately in focus, and have appropriate depth of field. A Pictorial Color image should have strong composition, pleasing quality, and color impact.

Monochrome images* and images eligible for Pictorial Arranged Color are not permitted in this Section. However, in the event of any doubt whether an image belongs in the Individual or the corresponding Arranged category, judges are instructed to give the benefit of the doubt to the maker of the image, and only to DQ the image if they believe beyond a reasonable doubt that the image does not belong in the entered category. If an image is DQed in one category, the Competition Chair will make sure that it is not subsequently DQed in the other category for the same reason.

The content is otherwise unrestricted. All forms of manipulation are permitted compatible with the General Requirements; in particular, images eligible for the Pictorial Creative section are permitted.

* Monochrome images are those that give the impression of being black and white, or black and white plus one fully-toned color (that is, a single color applied across the entire image). Spot color images are not monochrome images.