Photography

DEPARTMENT 7-B — PHOTOGRAPHY

Barbara Elliott, Director
Co-Directors: Susi Edwards, Jimmye Grimes
 

NO ENTRIES ACCEPTED AFTER SUNDAY, SEPT 30, 2018

GENERAL RULES

PHOTOGRAPHY ENTRY RULES
1. Only black and white prints and color prints will be accepted for exhibition. Photographic grade paper must be used for photographs submitted to be eligible for judging. Pictures printed on any other paper are subject to not being displayed or judged.
2. All prints must be 8” X 10”. Prints must be matted with a 1” to 2 ½ ” border. No framed pictures will be accepted.
3. All photography entries must have the following information clearly marked on the back of each print: 1) Photographer’s Name, 2) Address,
3) Phone Number, 4) Class (Novice -under 18, Amateur, or Advanced Amateur), 5) Black-and-white or Color, and 6) Lot (7 possible subjects) – *Person * Scenic * Action * Animals * Still Life * Experimental (High Definition Resolution and Drone included) * Coosa Valley Fair.
4. A maximum of four black-and-white prints and four color prints may be entered by each person. Only one entry per Lot is allowed.
5. If a category does not have at least 3 entries, it will be left to the discretion of the judges whether to award ribbons and cash awards.
6. No pictures shown at any previous Coosa Valley Fair will be accepted.
7. All entries must be brought to the Fairgrounds on Sunday, September 30, 2018 between 1 and 4 PM. Pictures should be removed on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018 between 1 and 4 PM. All pictures not picked up on Oct. 7 by 4 PM will be viewed as abandoned and discarded.
8. All cash awards will be paid at the date and time of pick up on Oct. 9. If cash awards are not picked up on this date, cash awards will be donated to the Rome’s Family Resource Center.

PREMIUMS

First Place, All Classes and Lots: Blue Ribbon-$10
Second Place, All Classes and Lots: Red Ribbon – $7.50
Third Place, All Classes & Lots: White Ribbon – $5
Honorable Mention, All Classes & Lots: Green Ribbon, no cash award
Best in Show – $25

CLASSES

NOVICE – An individual who takes pictures for enjoyment and has never been paid. Ages 18 & Under.
Class I (B & W)
Class II (Color)
(See description of each lot below.)

AMATEUR-An individual who is a hobbyist or enthusiast. They have knowledge of their equipment and how to use it. Usually 2-4 years of experience. Ages 18 & Up.
Class III (B & W)
Class IV (Color)
(See description of each lot below.)

ADVANCED- An individual who meets all of the above criteria but may get paid for some or all of their work. Usually 4 or more years of experience. Professional photographers are welcome.
Class V (B & W)
Class VI (Color)
(See description of each lot below.)

Photography Lot descriptions:

Lot 1. PEOPLE: adults, children, babies, portraits or entire figures, alone or in a group where the main subject is the person or persons rather than the environment, close-ups or as part of a large composition.

Lot 2. SCENIC: Landscape, seascapes, architectural and industrial scenes or any scene that has a fundamental unit of design or mood of such magnitude that all else is subordinate to it.

Lot 3. ACTION: A composition that captures one meaningful instant in a flow of action, involving people or animals; sports.

Lot 4. ANIMALS OR PETS: Animals, birds, fish, reptiles or household pets either alone or in a group: wildlife in natural setting.

Lot 5. STILL LIFE: Indoor and outdoor still life, flower study, table tops.

Lot 6. EXPERIMENTAL, SCIENTIFIC, TECHNICAL: Photographs produced through experimentation, by angle and exposure of light or camera, magnification, distortion, or unusual printing and developing processes. Photographs of purely scientific or technical nature: montages; collages. (High Definition Resolution and Drone included)

Lot 7. COOSA VALLEY FAIR ACTIVITIES: Any activity related to the Coosa Valley Fair.

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