Contest Rules and Regulations: In the event of a discrepancy between the website and the printed book, the printed book shall be used.
Section Head: Leanne Buzza-Garcia (250) 300-7656
Guidelines for Prints, Mounting, and Entry Tags
Each print is to be unframed and mounted on 11” x 14” mat. An undersized mat is not acceptable. Only one print per mat is accepted. Display with single mat only in black or white; no coloured mats. Bristol board cut into 4 squares or heavy construction paper works well. Recommended print size is 8” x 10” up to 8 ½” x 11”. The minimum size is 5” x 7”. Exceptions only in categories S4/D4 where print sizes may be modified to accommodate before and after prints on a single mat. S8/D8 3-6 smaller photos are allowed. In S10/D10 1 or 3-6 smaller photos allowed. All Photo entries can be either colour or black and white.
There is an entry limit of 4 entries per category to a maximum of 14 entries per exhibitors. Entry tags must show CATEGORIES ONLY on the outside. Titles and location of shots or special effects used may be written on the INSIDE of the entry tags. Please clearly print the category on the OUTSIDE of the entry tag and attach the entry tag to the bottom right-hand corner of the mat. Be sure to code your entry tag accurately. C = Cell Phone; D = Digital Camera; S = Standard Film. Examples on entry tags, C5 = Pictoral by a Cellphone; D6 = Sports by a Digital Camera; S1 = Portrait by Standard Film.
Descriptions for Clarity
Portrait: One or more persons not necessarily in a studio setting. The subject should be posed and waiting for the photograph to be taken.
Photojournalism: Three to six (3-6) photos that tell a story. The story should have a beginning, middle and end. All photos are to be mounted on a single 11x14 mat.
Experimental / Enhanced / Special Effects: Two (2) photos mounted on a single mat. (1) mount the “original natural” shot and (2) mount the “enhanced/special effect” shot. The original may be modified by shooting in an unusual way or by computer manipulations (using Adobe, Photoshop, Kid Pix etc.) to get the enhanced shot.
1. Portrait – 1 or more persons
2. Animal or Insect
3. Botanical, flowers, plants
4. Experimental, Enhanced, Special Effects
5. Pictorial Scene
6. Sports or action photos
7. Okanagan Agriculture – open category
8. Photojournalism – open category, 3-6 photos
9. Amusing Subjects
10. Theme Based– Red & White, 1-6 photos
11. Babies – 1-3 photos
12. Panorama – 4” x 10” or 4” x 12”
14. Food / Baking
Prize awarded for First Place Overall & Best in Show to Adults & Juniors provided by London Drugs.