The RHCC has the following club policies to which members are required to follow to maintain their membership in good standing:
RHCC policies regarding images that are considered acceptable for competitions
Images must derive from one or more original photographic image(s) created by the member and must be entirely the work of the member.
An image (print or digital image) entered into any RHCC Competition must be substantially different than any image entered by the same maker in the same or in a previous RHCC Competition, regardless of format (print or digital) or colouring or toning. Members may request the competition team to confirm the eligibility of images prior to the submission deadlines.
Inclusion of “stock” photography is not allowed. The maker must have taken all elements of a photograph. Images or parts of images taken from digital libraries, print publications or the internet are not eligible. Clip Art is not acceptable. The competition chairs may request original RAW or unprocessed files to verify eligibility. If the maker cannot provide the requested files in a timely manner, the competitions committee chairs have the authority to disqualify the submitted images.
The board of directors of the RHCC has adopted these policies with respect to acceptable images: