Annual Contest Rules and Categories

2018 LAPC Annual Contest Categories and Rules –

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Version # 01282018A1   Posted on 01/28/18

Categories and Their Descriptions

1. People and Portraits
1.1. Two (2) entries per photographer
1.2. Individuals or groups of people as the primary focus of the photo.

2. Animals
2.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
2.2. Domestic, captive or wild.

3. Landscape/Scenery
3.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
3.2. Photos that focus on natural settings.

4. Close Up/Macro
4.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
4.2. Showing small subject or detail of larger subject, that fills the frame, is larger than life size.

5. Silhouette
5.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
5.2. Depicting an image of a person, animal, object or scene represented as a solid shape of a single color, usually black, with its edges matching the outline of the subject, presented against a lighter colored background.

6. Club Sponsored Event / Photo Shoot
6.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
6.2. Photos must be from a club sponsored event or photo shoot.

7. Anything goes
7.1. Two (2) entries per person.
7.2. May be a panoramic with the following dimension rules
7.2.1. Maximum short side of; 14”
7.2.2. Maximum Long side dimension of; 42”
7.2.3. Minimum ratio of; 2:1  Examples;

  1.   14”X42” Permissible 3:1 ratio
  2.   10”X40” Permissible 4:1 ratio
  3.   6”X42” Permissible 7:1 ratio
  4.   14”X28” Permissible 2:1 smallest ratio permitted
  5.   6”X12” Permissible 2:1 ratio smallest ratio permitted

8. Emotion
8.1. Two (2) entries per person.
8.2. An image showing emotion by a person or animal.

9. Club Member Judged Category
9.1. One (1) entry per photographer.
9.2. Judged by the LAPC Members in attendance
9.3. One (1) vote per member
9.4. 1st place only shall be awarded
9.4.1. Category winner shall receive one (1) year paid membership to the LAPC starting January 1st.
9.5. Winning photo is not eligible for best of show award


Rules for 2018 LAPC Annual Contest

Version # 01282018A1   Posted on 01/28/18

1. Eligibility
1.1. Competitors must be members in good standing with Linn Area Photo Club (LAPC)
1.2. Need not be present to win (but we encourage you to be there)
1.3. Photos must be submitted to entry table by 1:30 (not just in building LATE ENTRIES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
1.4. Submitting photographer is responsible for entry and pick up of their photo the day of contest. (We have nowhere to store left behind photos. LAPC assumes no responsibility for photos left in the building following conclusion of the contest meeting)

2. Entry Format
2.1. All entries must be in print form
2.2. No restriction regarding print media. Glossy, matte, metallic, metal, canvas etc. are all permissible.
2.3. Entries may be either color or black and white in any category unless specifically restricted.
2.4. Entries must be the original work of the photographer
2.5. Entries cannot have been a previous LAPC Annual Contest winner (1st, 2nd, 3rd or Best of Show) Honorable Mention photos may be resubmitted.
2.6. Photos must be securely mounted on 11”X14” backing (except panorama). Metal prints (not metallic paper) need not be mounted.
2.7. Panoramic photos need to be mounted to a backing the size of the print.
2.8. Matting is optional but cannot exceed a dimension of 11”X14” on the outside except for panoramic photos which shall have no matting.
2.9. Entries cannot be framed or include any type of covering
2.10. All entries must have the competitor’s name, image title, category to be entered into and an arrow indicating up, on the back, lower right hand corner.
Information must be legible to the committee.
2.11. No Photographer identifying markings is permitted on front of photo.
2.12. Any photograph may be disqualified by the Contest Committee if deemed inappropriate and or not meeting any rule or requirement.
2.13. Nude photos are not eligible.
2.14. Photos placed in a category by photographer deemed to be better in a different category by the Contest Committee, may be moved as long as photographer
does not have maximum permissible photos in other possible category. Photographer will be notified, if possible, prior to moving.

3. Entries, Prizes & Judging
3.1. Three (3) winning entries (1st, 2nd & 3rd place) along with up to three (3) Honorable Mention entries shall be selected in each category, except for My Favorite Photo).
3.2. Any one photographer may win up to two (2) places an any category
3.3. Any one (1) photograph may not be entered into more than one (1) category
3.4. The Club Judged Category will be judged by LAPC members per Eligibility Rule 1.1
3.5. Best of Show photograph shall be selected from amongst the first (1st) place photos in each category except My Favorite Photo.
3.6. The Annual LAPC Contest will be judged by a pre-selected judge or judges to be chosen by Contest Committee and or Executive Committee.


Rules Edited:

2.6 (01/28/18) Added the word “securely”
3.4 (01/28/18) Removed “My Favorite Photo”, replaced with “The Club Judged Category” and “per Eligibility Rule 1.1 ”
Previous Version 01012017A2   Posted on 02/03/17)