COMPETITION ASSIGNMENTS

September 2020 – May 2021

September 2020 — NATURE

May depict observations from all branches of natural history in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject and agree to its honest presentation. Images including the “hand of man" (such as roads, fences, manicured lawns, etc.) will be disqualified. Any adjustments to the image must appear natural. Color images may be converted to monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed. (Must be taken on or after Sept 1, 2018)


October 2020 — OPEN - FIVE YEARS

Any picture taken within the last five years. (Must be taken on or after October 1, 2018)


November 2020 — BOUNDARY MARKERS

Boundary Markers as major elements of your image: Walls, fences, rows of trees, plants, or stones, a moat, suspended chains or ropes from posts and the like. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after Nov 1, 2018)


December 2020 — NATURAL PATTERNS FOUND IN NATURE

The repetition of lines, shapes or patterns in texture. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after Dec 1, 2018)

January 2021 — BLACK AND WHITE OPEN

An image rendered in black and white (i.e., ALL color has been removed either in the digital process or through the choice of film or camera). (Must be taken on or after January 1, 2018)*

 

February 2021 — ARTIFICIAL LIGHT

Any scene illuminated by artificial light. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after Feb. 1, 2018)*

March 2021 — PORTRAITS 

Portraits of humans or animals. Portraits may include the main subject in his or her environment. Prints may be themed or open. Must be taken on or after Mar. 1, 2018)*


April 2021 — WEATHER

Storms, fog, rain, snow, or ice. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after April 1, 2018)*


May 2021 — OPEN

Any photograph taken within the past 2 years. (Must be taken on or after May 1, 2018)*

*1-year extension due to Covid-19

September 2021 – May 2022

September 2021 — LOOKING UP

Turn your camera upwards and capture the world from a different perspective. It can be a ceiling, flowers from the ground level, buildings, trees or anything that requires your camera to look upwards. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after Sep. 1,  2019)


October 2021 — OPEN

Any photograph taken within the past 2 years (Must be taken on or after Oct. 1, 2019)

November 2021 — STREET PHOTOGRAPHY

Capture a moment that tells a story - it may include one person or hundreds of people; something that caught your eye in the stream of everyday life. Street photography does not necessitate the presence of a street or even people. It could be an object or scene where the image conveys a sense of human character or human intervention. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after November 1, 2019)


December 2021 — MINIMALIST PHOTOGRAPHY

Create an image using the least amount of visual elements or minimum necessary elements to convey the emotion of a scene. These components may include color, textures, lines, and forms. Compositional elements must be kept to a minimum, and the ones that are left should be essential for conveying the overall idea, or symbolism, of the image. Minimalist photography often uses negative space to create its impact. Prints may be themed or open. (Must be taken on or after Dec. 1, 2019)


January 2022 — 6-MONTH OPEN

Any photograph taken within the past 6 months.  (Must be taken on or after July 1, 2021)

March 2023 — NATURE

The photograph may depict observations from all branches of natural history in such a fashion that a well-informed person will be able to identify the subject and agree to its honest presentation. Images including the "hand of man’ (such as roads, fences, manicured lawns, etc.) will be disqualified. Any adjustments to the image must appear natural. Color images may be converted to monochrome. Infrared images are not allowed. (Must be taken on or after March 1, 2021)


April 2023 — TWILIGHT

In its most general sense, twilight is the period of time before sunrise and after sunset, in which the atmosphere is partially illuminated by the sun, being neither totally dark nor completely lit. It is the soft glowing light from the sky when the sun is below the horizon, caused by the refraction and scattering of the sun's rays from the atmosphere. Examples of subjects you might include: sky, water, and land features; illuminated buildings, people, stores, or other features of cities/towns. Prints may be themed or open, (Must be taken on or after April 1, 2021)


May 2023 — OPEN

Any photograph taken within the past 2 years. (Must be taken on or after May 1, 2021)

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