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Mike Babinski won First Place in both the color and black-and-white categories of this contest.
In our area, it’s not hard to find plenty of subject matter for this contest. Our contest theme leaves you plenty of room for creativity by not limiting you to photos of just barns. Entries will qualify as long as the image contains a subject or scene that is directly related to a farm. This would include barns(of course), sheds, fences, farm equipment, hay bales, farm animals in a farm setting, field workers, etc. Creativity and print quality, as always, will be what the judges a looking for. Shoot from different angles … shoot when the lighting is best for the subject … use early morning or late day low angle lighting … use filters to “improve” your images … use depth of field to create emphasis. I’m sure you can add much more to this list – so get out there and be creative!
This is a print competition with two categories – color and black-and-white. Digital Infrared images will be accepted in both categories, however, entries that are not Infrared must show no obvious signs of digital enhancement or manipulation. HDR images are acceptable as long as HDR was used to reduce the contrast range of the scene/subject … and are not “artistic” HDR iamges.
Entry Deadline is Friday, September 14th (Extended)
Judging is tentatively planned for Saturday, September 15th at 8:00am
Print sizes from 8X10 up to 18X24 will be accepted
Maximum 4 entries per category per person
Prints must be mounted, matted, or mounted and matted – no frames, please
You must have your name and phone number or email address on the back of each entry
The Prizes (Photo Connection Gift Certificates)
First Place Each Category – $75
Second Place Each Category – $45
Third Place Each Category – $20
(There will be Four Honorable Mention Awards in each Category)
As always, we take the utmost care when handling your entries, but cannot be held responsible for any accidental damage. We also reserve the right to display the winning entries on our website at a low resolution … with your copyright added if you prefer.