- All photos must be printed in a matte finish. Each entry must be matted using a heavy board material, construction paper is not advised and may damage your photographs. Your matting will be judged with the photograph as part of the presentation. Please do not use any of the following: wooden frame, foam boards, foam core, paper, or glass. Glass is dangerous and will not be allowed for any reason. Matte should be between 1" - 2" around the photo, if the size of the photo and matte together exceeds 8" - 12" in size, they will not be eligible for judging. Secton 18 photos may exceed the size limit and must be mounted on the same board.
- Photo must have been taken within the past year.
Photos in all classes must be at least 4”x6” and not larger than 8”x12”.
Exhibitors may enter a maximum of 6 photos in each class, with a limit of 2 per section. Additional photos will be displayed and the judge will critique as time allows. However, they will not be awarded ribbon values.
No visible name or signature on photo or matte.
No copyrighted material allowed.
Technical: Is the photo in focus? Field of Interest Centered?
Interest: Is there a main subject? Does the photo tell a story?
Composition: Use of line and balance
Mounting: Compliments the photo. Neat and secure (precise straight cuts)
Class l Digital - Color / Black & White / Sepia Toned
Class ll Computer Enhanced
Class lll Artistic Edits
4 Farm Scene
5 Fair Scene
6 Nature (no domestic)
7 Domestic (animal)
8 Birds (all)
12 Still Life (no flowers)
13 Macro (close-up)
15 Farm Machinery/Vehicle
18 Story/Sequence (Must be mounted on same matting board)