Digital Competition Rules

For more help with preparing digital images please refer to the digital image help section.

Basic Requirements

JPG image 1400 pixels WIDE x 1050 pixels HIGH

Images are to be in the jpg format and the sRGB color space.
The image height must be no greater than 1050 pixels.
The image width must be no greater than 1400 pixels.

There is no limit on file size.

Assigning a File Name

The following example shows the form to be used for the filename for the regular competitions.

PS-SmitF-C1-Red Barn.jpg

PS stands for Photo Section

SmitF is the maker code. It consists of the first four letters of your last name (Smith) and the first letter of your first name (Fred)

C indicates that this is a Competition image.  There are no separate designations for color and monochrome images.  Both types of images will be intermixed for judging.

C1 is used for the first image entered in a given competition, C2 for the second, etc.

Red Barn is the title of the image.

jpg is the image format.  It and the period which precedes it are added automatically when the file is saved.  Do not type jpg as part of the filename.  Do not save as a jpeg file.

Dashes must be used to separate parts of the file name as shown.  There are no spaces in the filename except in the title of the image.  Letters may be upper case or lower case.

Salon File Name Structure

For the salon the image identification is as follows:

PS-SmitF-C1X-Red Barn.jpg

The X is a code designation for salon category awards.  The maker is permitted to designate one award category for each image.  The codes will be announced when the sponsored categories are known.

Submitting the Images

Check your entries.  Do they meet the dimensional and file size limits?  Does the filename comply with the required format?  If you have questions about any of the requirements email the Projected Digital Competition Chairman, Jay Kuntz, at  Incorrect format of filename could result in image being rejected.  Jay will try to assist members with questions or problems. However, that offer does not include entries within 5 days of the deadline.

Entries must be submitted as attachments to no later then 11:59 pm Monday in the week prior to the PDI event.

  • Send the images as file attachments to the email.
  • Use Competition Entry or Salon Entry as the subject of the email.
  • Sign your email with your full name

Click the button below to email your entries to PDIComp:


You will be sent an email confirming receipt of your entries.  If you do not get a confirming email within three days of submitting the entries, contact Jay at to alert them to search for your email. Please check your Spam folder in case the confirming email was placed there. If it was sent there, mark it as ‘Not Spam’.

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