Contest Rules

Monthly Contest

Annual Contest

1. Eligibility:a)     Competitors must be members in good standing of Linn Area Photo Club (LAPC), and have paid their dues (at time of judging).b)    Must be present during contest to participate 1. Eligibility:a)     Competitors must be members in good standing of Linn Area Photo Club (LAPC), and have paid their dues (at time of judging).b)     Must be present during contest to participate.c)     Photos must be submitted by the pre-determined time.  Late entries will NOT be accepted.
2. Entry format:a)     Entries must be in print form only.b)     No restriction regarding print paper.   Glossy, matte, metallic, canvas, etc., are all acceptable.c)      Entries may be either color or black & white.

d)     Entries must be the original work of the competitor, and must have been taken within two (2) years .

e)     Entries cannot have been a previous LAPC Monthly or Annual Contest winner.

f)      Minimum size: 8”x10”.  Maximum size” 11”x14” (including matting, if applicable)

g)     Entries may be mounted, but it is not a requirement.

h)     Matting is optional.

i)       Entries can NOT be framed or include any type of covering.

j)       All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, and an arrow indicating the “up” orientation on the back in the lower right-hand corner.  Information must be legible.

k)     Entrant’s name, photo title, date, and any other text cannot appear on the front of the photo.

l)       No collages.

m)    Any photo may be disqualified by the Contest Rules Committee if deemed inappropriate and/or not meeting any rule or requirement

n)    Nude photos are not eligible.

2. Entry format:a)     Entries must be in print form only.b)     No restriction regarding print paper.   Glossy, matte, metallic, canvas, etc., are all acceptable.c)      Entries may be either color or black & white in any category, unless specifically restricted.

d)     Entries must be the original work of the competitor, and must have been taken within five (5) years .

e)     Entries cannot have been a previous LAPC Annual Contest winner (1st, 2nd, or 3rd Place).  Entries may have been a previous LAPC Monthly Contest winner.

f)      Photos may be any size up to, and including, 11”x14” (including matting, if applicable)*.

g)     All photos must be mounted on 11”x14” foam core that is at least 1/8” thick.

h)     Matting is optional.

i)       Entries can NOT be framed or include any type of covering.

j)       All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, category, and an arrow indicating the “up” orientation on the back in the lower right-hand corner.  Information must be legible.

k)     Entrant’s name, photo title, date, and any other text cannot appear on the front of the photo.

l)       No collages.

m)    Any photo may be disqualified by the Contest Rules Committee if deemed inappropriate and/or not meeting any rule or requirement

n)     Nude photos are not eligible.

 

*- See Panorama Category for panorama size criteria.

 

Monthly Contest

Annual Contest

3. Entries, Prizes, & Judging:a)     Each competitor may submit up to two (2) photos in each monthly contest.b)     Three (3) winning entries (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place) will be selected.c)      Only the First Place winner will receive a prize.

d)     Contest will be judged by a vote of LAPC members.

3. Entries, Prizes, & Judging:a)     Each competitor may submit up to two (2) photos in each category, with an overall total of eight (8) maximum submissions for the entire contest.  Does not include club-selected theme category.b)     Three (3) winning entries (1st, 2nd & 3rd Place), along with up to three (3) “Honorable Mention” entries, will be selected, per category.c)      Only the three winning entries (1st, 2nd, & 3rd Place) in each category, as well as “Best of Show”, will receive a prize.  Competitors may win up to two (2) awards/prizes in each category.

d)     The same photo may not be entered into more than one (1) category.

e)     “Best of Show” Award will be selected from amongst the1st Place winners in all categories (except Annual Club-Selected Theme category), and be awarded in addition to the 1st Place Award for that category.

f)      The Annual Contest will be judged by a pre-selected judge or judges.

g)    Judge(s) and/or Contest Rules Committee members reserve the right to move photos to other categories if category choice is deemed inappropriate.  Photo will be disqualified if appropriate category already has maximum number of competitor entries.

 

 

Annual Contest Categories

1. People and Portraits

  • Defined as individuals or groups of people as the primary focus of the photo.

2. Black and White

  • Any permissible subject is allowed.
  • No color photos allowed.

3. Animals

  • Domestic, captive, or wild.
  • Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.
  • Does not include insects (see Macro / Close-Up category).

4. Landscape / Scenery

  • Photos that focus on natural settings.

5. Macro / Close-Up

  • Macro/Close-up of any permissible subject.
  • Includes insects.

6. Architecture

  • Photos where man-made permanent structures are the theme (i.e.; buildings, bridges, dams, architectural elements, etc.).

7. Panoramic

  • Defined as “capture of images with elongated fields of view”.
  • Any permissible subject is allowed.
  • Minimum size: 6” on the shorter measurement
  • Minimum aspect ratio:   2:1

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7. Panoramic (Continued)

  • All mounting, framing, etc., requirements and/or restrictions apply unless specifically noted otherwise here.

8. Computer Enhanced / Manipulated

  • Anything obviously and overtly unnatural and manipulated in the computer and/or darkroom (i.e.; selective coloring, unnatural-looking HDR, etc.).
  • Any permissible subject is allowed.

9. Anything Goes

  • Images that do not fit any of the above categories, but are otherwise not restricted (i.e.: collages, nude, etc.).
  • Does not include computer enhanced or panoramas.

10. Annual Club-Selected Theme

  • Theme to be decided by LAPC members each year.
  • One (1) entry per person.
  • To be judged as a “Member’s Choice”.
  • One (1) vote per member (one chip).
  • 1st Place only shall be awarded.
  • Not eligible for “Best of Show” Award.
  • Winner will receive one (1) year’s paid membership to LAPC for the next year.