• All photos can be printed in a matte or glossy finish.                                               Each entry must be matted using a heavy board material, construction paper is not advised and may damage photos.  Your matting will be judged with the phota 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 b allowed for any reason.  Matte should be between 1" - 2" around the photo, if the size of the photo and matte together exceesds 8"-12", they will not be elibible for judging.  Section #18 photos may exceed the size limit and must be mounted on the same matting 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.

  • No visible name or signature on photo or matte.

  • No copyrighted material allowed.

  • Judging Criteria:

    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 I     Digital - Color/Black and White

Class II    Computer enhanced

Class III   Artisic Edits


1   Action

2   People

3   Portrait

4   Farm Scenes

5   Fair Scenes

6   Nature (no domestic)

7   Domestic (animal)

8   Birds 

9   Flowers

10 Architecture

11 Scenic

12 Still Life (no flowers)

13 Macro (close-up)

14 Miscellaneous

15 Machinery / Vehicle

16 Humor

17 Industrial

18 Story/Sequence