Quotes

Quotes from PhotoEntry Administrators and Users:

"I have been the GPS Internal Competitions Secretary for some years. Every competition used to require hours of my time both before and after the competition. And working out the series competition results was a nightmare. All of this burden has been lifted now. Photographers make their own entries which are checked by the system. Importing into DiCentra is a breeze, and all the results are sent out minutes after the competition finishes. I never want to go back to doing it manually!" (Mike Hotston, Guildford Photographic Society Internal Competitions Secretary)

"PhotoEntry has made our entry system more streamlined at Accrington. We initially thought we may not need to update our system, but all our testers were impressed to the extent that we had no doubt that PhotoEntry is at least very user friendly and at best gives our competition Secretary time to enjoy photography again. We are set to use the system for monthly competitions, portfolios as well as our annual." (Wayne Rushworth, President, Accrington Camera Club)

"We are a small organisation in the North west UK. During 2016 there was a need (albeit late) to introduce a website for member clubs. At the ICPA, friendly competition is the reason for our creation in 1909, and bringing us up to date we have found PhotoEntry a valuable addition. For our recent Annual competition, after 16 clubs made entries (without issue), downloading and input to competition software was made easy. The PhotoEntry owner is very quick to answer questions and resolve queries. There is a great FAQ for admins as well as users. The ability for users to add/remove an entry until a competition is closed is great as are the instant warnings for size and colour compatibility. In a word PhotoEntry is AWESOME!" (Wayne Rushworth, ICPA website admin)

"Having been a competition secretary for several years I've tried to find as many ways as possible to reduce the amount of work the role demands. PhotoEntry has been a major step forward in that respect. Not only that, but it has actually been welcomed by the members. Designing a system that adapts to the requirements of many different clubs cannot be easy, but its developer has been very receptive to any suggestions that I've made to make it suitable for our club's use. I particularly like the way it links to DiCentra and if, as promised, there is further integration, the combination will be unbeatable." (Ken Prandy, Competition Secretary, Abergavenny Camera Club)

"I find the PhotoEntry software very easy and efficient to use. It checks the size and colour space when I submit the images online and rejects or warns me if they are not compatible with the competition rules. I like the summary of my entries that shows a copy of the actual images for each section of the competition. The closing date and time for entries is clearly shown and I can easily see which competition categories are open for entry. The scores assigned to my images are available very soon after the competition has finished and its very useful to see league tables showing the relative scores of other club members." (D. Jones, Club member)

"I am very pleased with the new competition online entry system. In particular that one can see all ones entries and the running total of points in the different sections." (T. Glancz, Club member)

"For 3 years Nottm & Notts P.S. has used the PhotoEntry on-line system for members to submit images (incl. images of prints) for competitions and for collecting images for the annual Federation exhibition. This PhotoEntry on-line is absolutely brilliant in that it saves images being emailed, posted on a CD or transferred by memory stick. Members can update images from any where they have internet access. It checks the size, formats the title for consistency and allows members to delete, replace or add images at whatever stage before the date of closing. Downloading the entries is also simple and quick and they are all ready for inputting into most judging software. We use DiCentra. What is fantastic about PhotoEntry is it is so simple to set up and create competitions for clubs. The system allows two other members to be administrators so there is no panic should someone in charge be away or unable to complete the next stage. Once the competition is scored, the results can easily be uploaded onto the PhotoEntry web site for all members to see the league tables and see their individual scores. This is a superb piece of web programming and if there are any difficulties then Chris Palmer is always willing to check and advise at any stage to make the PhotoEntry as easy to understand and is willing to consider suggestions for improvement. As you would expect, no-one else sees the images or results other than the entrant or member (except where explicitly published). Thank you very much Chris for creating a wonderful system especially for competition organisers." (Ian Taylor, Nottingham & Notts Photographic Society)

"The PhotoEntry On-Line system I found very easy to use, with lots of prompts which help you remember where you are in the process. I can recommend other clubs to consider using it." (S. Sulley, Club member)

"The system is so easy to use that it is a pleasure to use. All that I have to do is select the competition that I wish to enter from a list and follow the prompts. The uploading of images is fast and should I wish to change an image that I have already submitted, this is also very easy to do." (D. Doar, Club member)

"The Federation of South London Photographic Societies has used PhotoEntry for it's inter-club and open competitions this season. The software is easy to set up & use and we have received favourable comments from many of our clubs. From an administration point of view, PhotoEntry has been invaluable to ensure the smooth running of our competitions. When I have had queries, Chris has offered a very prompt and helpful service. I've had no hesitation in recommending PhotoEntry to my own club for their internal competitions." (Gill Peachey LRPS, SLF Competition Secretary)