This question was asked on the Team Strange Discussion Board, and is worth clarifying now rather than just before (or during) the rally.
Question: The rules say that cameras are permitted. They do not say that phones are not permitted. If I take my bonus photos with my phone, and transfer them to an SDHC card pre-scoring, does this properly satisfy the rules of photo submission?
Answer: Uniform Rule 11 K says “All digital photos submitted for scoring shall be in the format as originally recorded by the camera, with no post-processing, editing, manipulation, alteration, cropping, resizing, or enhancement applied.”
Copying a photo from one device to another is manipulation. It also can alter the internal file creation/modification dates. We expect you to turn in the memory cards from your camera that contain the original photos as taken by the camera.
If we permitted micro SD cards, you could use a phone and turn in the memory card, but we don’t permit micro SD cards, and we don’t want to get involved with all the extraneous stuff that your phone puts on your memory card.
And to the latter point, the Supplemental Rules state: “4) Only SD or SDHC memory cards are permitted. SDXC cards are not permitted. Mini and micro cards of any ilk are not permitted, not even in adapters. CompactFlash (CF), SmartMedia, xD, Memory Stick (MS), MultiMedia (MMC) are not permitted. ”
Butt Lite IX riders, govern yourselves accordingly.