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Department 5: Photography

DEPARTMENT 5: PHOTOGRAPHY 
Superintendent: Charlotte Moody-Emerson
See General Rules and Regulations. Read carefully.
A.  All photographs must have been taken within the last 24
     months by the exhibitor.
B.  All entries (both professional and amateur) may be color
     or black and white.
C. More than one entry within the same class is permitted but 
     take note, you will be competing against yourself.
     Premiums will be paid on the highest ribbon.
D.  No photograph may be entered in the Elmore County Fair
      that has been entered in previous years. Photos previously
      entered in other competitions or fairs will be permitted.
E.  All entries must be mounted on mount board. By
     mounted” we mean affixed to heavy art board (similar to
     cardboard) or foam core which are used for displaying
     photographs. This product is available at any photographic
     or art supply store. Many shopping centers that carry
     frames or have a craft department carry this product as
     well. NO photographs will be accepted unless mounted.
     For ease of handling and display purposes, photographs
     must be mounted. Framed photographs are NOT
     permitted. Be sure your photograph is firmly attached to
     the mount board. With summer temperatures, the heat and
     humidity may cause prints to separate if the mounting is
     not done properly.
F.  The smallest photograph permitted is 8×10 and the largest
     photograph accepted is 16×20 (overall size may not exceed
     (16×20)
G. Please include on the back of each entry: exhibitors name,
     address,  phone number, age group, (see division ages),
     division number and class number (plainly printed) in the
     upper left corner. This location is important so there is no
     question as to the top of the image.
H.  Any photo deemed inappropriate for Public display by the
      Fair Board and/or Superintendent will be judged but not
      displayed during the Fair.
DIVISION AGES:
A.  Children: 9 years and under
B.  Youth: 10-17 years
C.  Adult
Entry and Premium Release:
Entries will be accepted on Monday, July 17th between 6:00pm and 8:00pm.
Tuesday, July 18th between 8:00am and 11:00am.
Late entries will not be accepted without approval of Department 5 Photography Superintendent.
Entries will be released on Sunday, July 23rd from 9:00am to 1:00pm. No premiums will be paid before or after this time.
DIVISION ONE: AMATEUR
Class:
   1.  Portrait
   2.  Group of 2
   3.  Group of 3 or more
   4.  Children/Babies
   5.  Weddings
   6.  Self Portrait (we hope you are honest)
    7.  Wildlife
   8.  Domestic Animals
   9.  Insects/Spiders
  10.  Domestic Birds
 11.  Wild Birds
 12.  Domestic Reptiles
 13.  Wild Reptiles
 14. Floral
 15.  Scenic/Landscape
 16.  Sports and Action
 17.  Humor
 18.  Photo Journalism
 19.  Seascape
 20.  Sunrise/Sunsets
 21.  Reflections – any photo with a reflected image -
        could be from water, metal, mirror, window,
        glass, etc.
 22.  Architecture
 23.  Human Interest – should include actions of
                     people, animals, machinery, etc. - a human
        interest photo generally “tells a story”.
 24.  Pictorial – (visually charming or strikingly
        expressive, as if to resemble a painting).
 25.  Commercial (photographs used for advertising
        or photo journalism).
 26.  Still Life
 27.  Computer Created – a photo which includes
        computer manipulation or enhancement.
 28.  Any Photo of Merit – any photo that may not fit
        well within the above division class choices.
DIVISION TWO: PROFESSIONAL
Professionals are described as anyone who accepts or has accepted money for their photographic images or knowledge. After judging, professionals may attach a business card to their photograph.
Class:
     29.  Portrait
   30.  Group of 2
   31.  Group of 3 or more
   32.  Children/Babies
   33.  Weddings
    34,  Self Portrait (we hope you are honest)
    35.  Wildlife
   36.  Domestic Animals
   37.  Insects/Spiders
    38.  Domestic Birds
   39.  Wild Birds
   40.  Domestic Reptiles
   41.  Wild Reptiles
   42.  Floral
   43.  Scenic/Landscape
   44.  Sports and Action
   45.  Humor
   46.  Photo Journalism
   47.  Seascape
   48.  Sunrise/Sunsets
 49.  Reflections – any photo with a reflected image -
        could be from water, metal, mirror, window,
        glass, etc.
 50.  Architecture
 51.  Human Interest – should include actions of
                     people, animals, machinery, etc. - a human
        interest photo generally “tells a story”.
 52.  Pictorial – (visually charming or strikingly
        expressive, as if to resemble a painting).
 53.  Commercial (photographs used for advertising
        or photo journalism).
 54.  Still Life
 55.  Computer Created – a photo which includes
        computer manipulation or enhancement.
 56.  Any Photo of Merit – any photo that may not fit
        well within the above division class choices.
DIVISION THREE: FAIR THEME
Create an amazing picture to represent the Fair Theme “Making Blue Ribbon Memories at the Elmore County Fair”.
It is important to enter your photograph in the class that it is best suited for. For example: if you were to enter a beautiful photograph of a rose in the scenic class – that is how it will be judged and regardless of what a wonderful photo it is, it is bound to not do very well as it has been entered in a class that it does not fit in. This decision is yours and neither the Superintendent nor his or her assistants may assist you with this decision. A more detailed explanation of a class may be given but no direction as to which class you should enter. GOOD LUCK!!!