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Annual Contest Categories November 2016

Category General Information
1.     People B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
2.     Landscape B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
3.     Macro/Close up B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
4.     Animals B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
5.     Action/Motion B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
6.     My favorite photo B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions.  If making a panoramic it must be a minimum 2:1 ratio and a maximum of 14″ on the short side, maximum of 1 entry per person for this category
7.     Low light B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
8.     Computer manipulated B&W or color. 11X14” maximum outside dimensions, max of 2 entries per person per category
9.     Club Chosen:

“My Home Town

B&W or color 11X14” maximum outside dimensions. Winning photo is not eligible for Best of Show award. A first place award only is given.  One entry per person.

 

Contest Rules 2016

Monthly Annual
1 Eligibility:

1.     Competitors must be members in good standing with Linn Area Photo Club, and have their dues paid (at time of judging).

 

2.     Must be present during contest to participate

Eligibility:

1.     Competitors must be members in good standing with Linn Area Photo Club, and have their dues paid (at time of judging).

 

2.     Photos must be submitted to entry table no later than 1:30pm (not just in the building). Late entries will NOT be accepted.

2 Entry Format:

1.     Entries must be in print form only. Digital images may be submitted for evaluation but will not be a part of monthly contest.

2.     No restriction regarding print media. Glossy, matte, metallic, canvas, etc. are all acceptable.

3.     Entries may be either color or black and white.

4.     Entries must be the original work of the competitor and must have been taken with in the previous two (2) years.

5.     Photos may be any size up to 11”X14” to include backing board. This does not include panoramic prints.

6.     No backing required

7.     Matting is optional

8.     Entries cannot be framed or include any type of covering

9.     All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, name (category) to be entered into and an arrow indicating up orientation on the back, lower right-hand corner. Information must be legible to the committee.

Entry Format:

1.     Entries must be in print form only

2.     There is no restriction regarding print media. Glossy, matte, metallic, canvas etc. are all acceptable.

3.     Entries may be either color or black and white in any category, unless specifically restricted.

4.     Entries must be the original work of the competitor and must have been taken with in the previous five (5) years

5.     Entries cannot have been a previous LAPC Annual Contest winner, to include (1st, 2nd or 3rd place or best of show).  Honorable mention photos may be resubmitted if changes have been made to it for reconsideration.

6.     Photos must be mounted on 11”X14” foam core board or rigid backing board. Panoramic prints shall be mounted to print size.

7.     Matting is optional but cannot exceed the 11X14” overall size limit.

8.     Entries cannot be framed or include any type of covering

9.     All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, name (category) to be entered into and an arrow indicating up orientation on the back, lower right-hand corner. Information must be legible to the committee.

10.  No collages

11.  No writing, logos or names allowed on front of photos.

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

13.  Photos of nudes are not eligible

14.  Photos placed in a category by entrant but deemed to be better in a different category by Contest Committee may be moved as long as entrant has no more than allowed photos in that category. Entrant will be advised of possible move prior to doing so if possible.

3 Entries, Prizes and Judging

1.     Each competitor may submit up to two (2) photos in each monthly contest.

2.     Three (3) winning (1st, 2nd, 3rd place)

3.     Only the First Place winner will receive a prize.

4.     Contest will be judged by a vote of LAPC members.

Entries, Prizes and Judging

1.     Each competitor may submit up to two (2) photos in each category, unless otherwise noted in category criteria.

2.     Three (3) winning entries (1st, 2nd and 3rd place), along with up to three (3) Honorable mention entries shall be selected, per category excluding Club Chosen category.

3.     Only the three winning entries (1st, 2nd and 3rd, as well as best of show will receive a prize. Competitors may win up to two (2) awards/prizes in each category.

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

5.     Best of Show award will be selected from amongst the 1st Place winners in all categories except Club Chosen, and be awarded in addition to 1st Place award for that category.

6.     The Annual Contest will be judged by pre-selected judge or judges.

7.     Judges and or Contest Committee members reserve the right to move photos to other categories if the category choice is deemed appropriate. Photo will be disqualified if appropriate category already has maximum number of entries from entrant.

4 2016 Monthly Categories

1.     January: Any 2015 LAPC sponsored photo shoot

2.      February: My heart belongs to

3.     March: Madness

4.     April: Fog (Iowa State fair theme)

5.     May: Weather

6.     June: Food

7.     July: Summer

8.     August: Patriotism

9.     September: Work / labor

10.  October: Scary

11.  November: Annual LAPC Contest

2016 Annual contest Categories

1)     People and Portraits

a)     Defined as individuals or groups of People  as the primary focus of the photo

2)     Animals

a)     Domestic, captive or wild

b)     Includes mammals, birds, reptiles, fish, etc.

c)     Does not include insects (see macro/Close-up)

3)     Landscape / Scenery

a)     Photos that focus on Natural settings

4)     Macro / Close-up

a)     Macro / Close-up of any permissible subject

b)     Includes insects

5)     Computer Enhanced / Manipulated

a)     Anything obviously and overtly unnatural and manipulated in the computer or darkroom (ie; selective coloring, unnatural looking HDR etc.)

b)     Any permissible subject is allowed

6)     Action / Motion

a)     Any photo depicting action and or motion, ie. Sports, running, movement, blur etc.

b)     Any permissible subject is allowed

7)     Low-light

a)     Any photo taken in a low light, darkness etc.

b)     Use of natural/ambient light (painting with a flashlight or flash etc. is permissible.

c)     Any permissible subject is allowed

8)     My favorite Photo

a)     Your favorite photo

b)     One (1) entry per person

c)     Must be 11X14” except for the following

d)     Panoramas can be any size with a minimum of 2:1 ratio and a maximum of 14” on the short side.

e)     Any permissible subject is allowed

9)     Annual Club Selected Theme

a)     Theme to be decided by LAPC membership by an annual vote during a regularly scheduled club meeting from amongst a suggested list to be offered by LAPC membership and Contest Committee.

b)     One (1) entry per person

c)     To be judged as a Members Choice

d)     One vote per eligible  member

e)     1st place only shall be awarded

f)      Not eligible for Best of Show

g)     Winner of Annual Club Theme Category will receive one (1) year paid membership to the LAPC for the following year starting January 1st.