Barbara Elliott, Director





2017 Photography Results



  1. 1. Only black-and-white prints and color prints will be accepted for exhibition. Hand-tinted pictures are not acceptable. Photographic grade paper must be used for photographs submitted to be eligible for judging. Pictures printed on other papers are subject to not being displayed or judged.
  2. All black-and-white prints and color prints must be mounted on mounts or matted with no less than a 1-inch border and no larger than a 2-inch border. Prints must be 8” x 10”. No framed pictures will be accepted.
  3. Pictures must have been taken by the person entering them.
  4. If a category does not have at least three (3) entries, it will be left to the discretion of the judges whether to award ribbons and premiums.
  5. No pictures shown at any previous Coosa Valley Fair will be accepted.
  6. Three (3) black-and-white prints and Three (3) color prints maximum for each entrant.

  7. No more than one entry may be entered into the same lot.
  8. Name and address must be printed clearly on the back of each print or will not be accepted.
  9. All entries must be brought to the Fairgrounds on Sunday, OCT. 1, 2017, between 1 and 4 p.m. Pictures should be removed on Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017 between 1 p.m. and 4 p.m.  All premiums will be paid at the Premium Office of the Coosa Valley Fair Association on the fairgrounds on Oct. 8, 2017. If not picked up on this date, cash awards will be donated to the Family Resource Center.


First Place, All Classes and Lots:
Blue Ribbon-$7

Second Place, All Classes and Lots: Red Ribbon – $5

Third Place, All Classes & Lots: White Ribbon – $3

Class I, III, V Best Monochrome:
Rosette – $20

Class II, IV, VI Best Color:
Rosette – $20



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.)


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.


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


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