Photography Competition

Shutterbugs unite! If you’re looking for more exposure, the photography competition is your shot to get out there!
  

Entry Form Closing Date Delivery Dates Pick Up Date
Thursday, August 6th

Tuesday, August 11th @ 10AM - 6PM

Tuesday, September 22nd @ 10AM - 6PM

 

A Few Things to Remember

  • All prints to be identified on the entry form and to include a neatly printed description of a maximum of 5 words.  If the description is longer, only the first 5 words will be used.
  • Prints to be delivered to and showcased in the Progress Building
  • Please read the General Rules and Information on pages 2-5.
  • All entries must be made online or on the printed entry form found at the end of this book.
  • An image may be entered into only one class.  The exhibitor must decide as to the class and section in which to enter their prints.
  • Entry tags will not be mailed to exhibitors.
  • Judging will be done by a committee of at least three and not more than five qualified persons.
  • A maximum of 4 prints per person per section.

Submit Entry Form Online

Mount Board Criteria

  • Print Size: Minimum 20cm x 25cm (8” x 10”), Maximum 40cm x 51cm (16” x 20”).
  • Mount board must be of heavy card (mat board) or dense foam core.  Poster or construction board will not be accepted.
  • Mount board/mat board must be 40cm x 51cm (16” x 20”) or the entry will not be accepted.
  • Print must be firmly attached to the mat board with double sided tape, liquid paste adhesive or spray adhesive.
  • It is the responsibility of the photographer to ensure print is securely fastened to the mat board or foam core. Prints are handled with care once submitted but once they are hung humidity can cause mount boards and water based adhesives to bend or peel.  For this reason we ask you to make sure your name is on the back of the print as well as on the mounting board.
  • Acceptance stickers will be placed on the back of all prints hung.

 

Awards

Special by Western Fair District & C.A.P.A. - BEST PRINT IN SHOW
The winner of Best Print in Show will receive an additional award of $75 from the Western Fair District. A Gold Medal from C.A.P.A. (Canadian Association of Photographic Art) and the winners name will be added to the Best Print Trophy. Please note: The Best Print becomes the property of the Western Fair District.

 

Advanced Competition – (PHA)

Serious hobbyist, commercial or professional photographer
ENTRY FEE: $5/Section(Fee includes four prints per section)

Prize Money for each Section
1st- $60   |   2nd- $50   |   3rd- $40

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. ANIMALS, BIRDS & INSECTS: Live animals, birds and insects including household pets, farm and domesticated animals and/or fowl, zoo housed animals and/or birds.
2. ARCHITECTURAL OR INDUSTRIAL STUDY: Any man-made structure or industrial setting. Building, bridge, machinery or equipment, any age.
3. PEOPLE: Person or persons involved in activities not included in any other section.
4. NATURE STUDY: Live fauna and flora in its natural environment.  Note: No subject should show human impact.  Road, house, fence, cultivated plant, domestic animal or people.
5. SCAPES: Landscapes, seascapes, snow scenes, cityscapes, nightscapes.
6. PORTRAIT: Of a person.  Please have permission from the person featured in the photo to enter.
7. STILL LIFE: Inanimate subjects such as glassware, garden plants, fruits etc.
8. COLOUR - The Mystique of Purple: Twilight shots are not the only thing that showcases the different SHADES, TONES, or HUES of purple.  Flowers, fruits and vegetables are just a few other ideas to get your mind going.
9. MACRO (close-up) IMAGES: How close can you get? See common items in a completely different way by shooting the small details from very close range. (ie: concentrate on the tiny components that make up the bigger picture. Instead of an image of a house, zoom in on the door knob, door hinges, or the rusty gate handle.)
10. BLACK & WHITE: No Colour allowed.  Simply pure black, white or shades in between.

Intermediate Competition - (PHI)

Active family photographer enjoying the hobby of photography
ENTRY FEE: $5/Section (Fee includes four prints per section)

Prize Money for each Section
1st- $50   |   2nd- $40   |   3rd- $30

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. ANIMALS, BIRDS & INSECTS: Live animals, birds and insects including household pets, farm and domesticated animals and/or fowl, zoo housed animals and/or birds.
2. ARCHITECTURAL OR INDUSTRIAL STUDY: Any man-made structure or industrial setting. Building, bridge, machinery or equipment, any age.
3. PEOPLE: Person or persons involved in activities not included in any other section.
4. NATURE STUDY: Live fauna and flora in its natural environment.  Note: No subject should show human impact.  Road, house, fence, cultivated plant, domestic animal or people.
5. SCAPES: Landscapes, seascapes, snow scenes, cityscapes, nightscapes.
6. PORTRAIT: Of a person.  Please have permission from the person featured in the photo to enter.
7. STILL LIFE: Inanimate subjects such as glassware, garden plants, fruits etc.
8. COLOUR - The Mystique of Purple: Twilight shots are not the only thing that showcases the different SHADES, TONES, or HUES of purple.  Flowers, fruits and vegetables are just a few other ideas to get your mind going.
9. MACRO (close-up) IMAGES: How close can you get? See common items in a completely different way by shooting the small details from very close range. (ie: concentrate on the tiny components that make up the bigger picture. Instead of an image of a house, zoom in on the door knob, door hinges, or the rusty gate handle.)
10. BLACK & WHITE: No Colour allowed.  Simply pure black, white or shades in between.

Beginner Competition – (PHB)

Ambitious amateur user with point & shoot camera/casual photographer
ENTRY FEE: $5/Section(Fee includes four prints per section)

Prize Money for each Section
1st- $40   |   2nd- $30   |   3rd- $20

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

1. ANIMALS, BIRDS & INSECTS: Live animals, birds and insects including household pets, farm and domesticated animals and/or fowl, zoo housed animals and/or birds.
2. ARCHITECTURAL OR INDUSTRIAL STUDY: Any man-made structure or industrial setting. Building, bridge, machinery or equipment, any age.
3. PEOPLE: Person or persons involved in activities not included in any other section.
4. NATURE STUDY: Live fauna and flora in its natural environment.  Note: No subject should show human impact.  Road, house, fence, cultivated plant, domestic animal or people.
5. SCAPES: Landscapes, seascapes, snow scenes, cityscapes, nightscapes.
6. PORTRAIT: Of a person.  Please have permission from the person featured in the photo to enter.
7. STILL LIFE: Inanimate subjects such as glassware, garden plants, fruits etc.
8. COLOUR - The Mystique of Purple: Twilight shots are not the only thing that showcases the different SHADES, TONES, or HUES of purple.  Flowers, fruits and vegetables are just a few other ideas to get your mind going.
9. MACRO (close-up) IMAGES: How close can you get? See common items in a completely different way by shooting the small details from very close range. (ie: concentrate on the tiny components that make up the bigger picture. Instead of an image of a house, zoom in on the door knob, door hinges, or the rusty gate handle.)
10. BLACK & WHITE: No Colour allowed.  Simply pure black, white or shades in between.

 

Youth Competition – (PHY)

Open to all youth 15 years of age and under
NO ENTRY FEE (Four prints per section)
Prize Money for each Section

1st- $20   |   2nd- $15   |   3rd- $10

Guidelines

  • Either mount one picture or cut and paste a few of your favourite photo’s to tell a story.
  • All entries must be mounted on the 8 ½” x 11” construction paper or heavy grade paper (letter size)
  • Print must be firmly attached to the paper with double sided tape, liquid paste adhesive or spray adhesive.

SECTION & DESCRIPTION

Dog Selfie

1. FAMILY VACATION: Show us how you spent your vacation. It could be playing sports, working on a hobby or travelling with your family.
2. PETS: Cats, dogs, fish, birds and other animals are a part of our family. Let’s see your family and how you take care of them.
3. OUR FAIR: Show us your favourite fair memory.