Annual Contest Rules and Categories

2020 LAPC Annual Contest Categories and Rules –
Annual Contest Nov. 8th Meeting

Monthly Categories and rules click here

Version # 01102020A1   Posted on 01/10/20

2020 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. Architecture
5.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
5.2. Showing buildings, building details, monuments, interiors or exteriors.

6. Anything Goes
6.1. Two (2) entries per photographer.
6.2. Photos can be HDR, B&W, images that don't fit in any of the other categories.

7. Panoramic
7.1. Two (2) entries per person.
7.2. Maximum length allowed is 20″  (2:1 ratio no longer applies). Maximum 11″ width still applies.

8. Commercial
8.1. Two (2) entries per person.
8.2. An image used to sell, market, or advertise a product.

9. Club Member Judged Category  “Best of 2020”
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 2020 LAPC Annual Contest

Version # 01102020A1   Posted on 01/10/20

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. All photos, no matter their size, must be securely adhered to a 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. (See notes recap)
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, securely attached 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, or judges, 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.
2.15. Any one photographer may enter up to two (2) photos per category except for club voted on category which has a maximum number of one (1) entry per photographer allowed.

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 ‘Club Voted On'.
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 ‘Club Voted On'.
3.6. The Annual LAPC Contest will be judged by a pre-selected judge or judges, to be chosen by Contest Committee.

4. Annual Rules Notes (recap)
All categories, except Club Voted On, may have up to two (2) entries per photographer. Club Voted on has one (1) photo limit per photographer.
For all entries, the photo must be completely adhered to the backing. Loose photos will be disqualified by committee.
Black & White photos may be entered into all categories unless noted differently. (B&W are allowed in all categories this year).
Maximum entry size (except panoramic) is 11″x14″ to include backing.
NO entries accepted after 1:30 pm. No exceptions.
All entries must be removed from the premises at conclusion of the event.
Panoramic Photos
Two (2) entries per person permitted.
4.7.2 Maximum
length allowed is 20″. (2:1 ratio no longer applies).

Rules Edited 2020:

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7.2 The word “height” was changed to “width.”
8. The category Action was changed to “Commercial.”
8.2 The description of An image showing action by a person, animal, vehicle, etc. now reads – “An image used to sell, market or advertise a product.”
9. Category now reads:” Best of 2020”

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2.10 “Securely attached” was added.
2.13 “or judges” was added
3.6 The words “and Executive Committee” were deleted.