2014 Photo Contest Rules

Hello to All FNA Photo Club Members:

Set – Up – Saturday, May 31 – 10:00 AM

Critique and People’s Choice Award – Thursday, June 19 -7:00 to 9:00 PM

Take Down – Saturday, June 28 – 10:00 AM

Questions – Contact: Doug French – dfrench359@centurylink.net  or Call 402-578-9950

 Guidelines for the 2014 Annual Fontenelle Forest Nature Association

Photography Club Show

Bellevue University Gallery – Humanities Building

 

Who:  Any member in good standing of the Fontenelle Forest Nature Association Photo Club.  Prints can be color or black and white.  Prints that have been previously designated as award winners – including honorable mention at previous FFNA club shows are not eligible for entry.

We ask that folks remember that we are sponsored by a nature association and as such the photographs we show represents that organization to our members and the general public.  The show contest coordinator and current President of the club reserve the right to remove an entry not following the rules set forth in the category descriptions below.

“Novice Class:”  This is open to club members who have NOT won a first place or Overall Show Award in the prior year photography club show. (Green entry cards)

“Advanced Class” Contestants who in the last year have won either/or a first place or any Overall Show Awards in either class.  No exceptions for class designation.  If any member new or old feels they belong in the advanced class they are welcome to enter their photos into this class.  (Yellow entry cards)

Categories:

Scenic/Landscape:  Continental US, outside continental US, any nature themed image where the focus or subject IS NOT manmade objects, including urban, city, pets, and Humans.  Must be nature based photo taken by the club member.

Animals:, Any living creature, wild or domesticated, including pets. Not humans

Flora: A photo where the following are the main subject of the photo.  Any flower, plant or tree.

Anything Goes: (Combined category – Novice & Advanced) (Red entry cards)

Any photograph not meeting the requirements of the 3 categories listed above. Also, any photo that is obviously over enhanced or un-naturally manipulated will be entered into this category, as determined by the Contest coordinator and club president.

How to Present Your Prints

  • Prints are to be framed (wood, metal or plastic frames) with or without a single  layer black, white, or off-white mat.  A wire hanger must be attached to the back. (Please no colored mats)
  • Size of frame: Minimum outside dimension of the shortest side of frame no shorter than 5 inches, maximum outside dimension of the longest side of frame no longer than 25 inches.
  • Entries that are framed with no glass or Plexiglas are accepted at the entrant’s risk for damage by print handlers/displayers.
  • Each entry is required to have Photographer’s  name, address, and phone number on the back of each photo.
  • Contestants may enter up to 4 framed prints into the show.  The contestant is responsible for deciding which category to place entry(s).   (one in each category or all in one category or any combination you desire)  Contest coordinator and club president have final say of excepting entry or on category classification at time of set-up.
  • Entry Cards (Green) for Novice, (Yellow) for Advanced will be available starting at the April Club meeting.  Contestants will need to complete entry cards prior to arriving at the show set-up.

Awards:

In each Class and category:   First, Second, and Third Place  (18 Ribbons)

Anything Goes Category:       First, Second, and Third Place  (Combined Classes) (3 Ribbons)

Overall Show Awards:         Best of Show – all classes, all categories

Public  Choice – all classes, all categories

Club Members Choice – – all classes, all categories

Best Black and White – all classes, all categories

Best Photo Taken at Fontenelle Forest (Must designate on entry card)

Total of 26 Ribbons to be awarded at this Years Show!

All first and second place winners and overall show winners will be displayed at the Bellevue public library over the summer months and returned at our first club meeting in September.

All winning photos will be displayed on the Fontenelle Forest Photography Club’s Website.

 

 

Meeting Next Week March 20th

The meeting topic on March 20th will be framing and matting.

Since last month’s meeting was canceled, the photo challenge remains the same. Please remember to bring your flash drive with your photos.

Camera: Tripod Mounted

Subject: Bird

Technique: Golden Hour

Please also bring your photos for future displays.  The photos must be 8×10, 8×12 or 14×16 – non-matted and non-framed. On the back of photo please list photographer’s name, topic of photo and where it was taken.

Due APRIL 17 – Photos of Texture and Photos of Rodents

Rodents are: Rats, Mice, Chipmunks, Squirrels, Gophers, Guinea Pigs, Gerbils, Beavers, Capybara, Hamsters, Voles, Raccoons, Rabbitts, Musk Rats, Marmots, Dormouse, Nutria, Lemmings, Prairie Dogs, Degus, Porcupines, Jerboa, Jird, Pocket Gophers, Pakas, Agoutis and Patagonian Maras.

Due September 18 – State Historic Sites – Nebraska or Iowa  and Bridges

Due December 18 – State Parks – Nebraska or Iowa and Liquid Participation, i.e. rain, snow, ice, etc.

See you next Thursday!