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Dale & Colleen Easley, Superintendents 360-561-0075
OPEN CLASS PRINT COMPETITION
How to Enter a Print
SECTIONS, CLASSES, LOTS.
A - Adult J – Junior (12 years old or younger as of January 1, present year)
T – Teen (between the age of 13 and 18 as of January 1, present year)
Class 1 - Color PrintsClass 2 - Monochrome Prints (black and white images)
Class 3 - Junior/Teen ONE CLASS ONLY - Color and Black & White will be judged together.
Prints will be judged on the following criteria: Impact of picture Composition and subject matter Technical merit Quality of presentation
Three judges will collaborate to judge each lot and will award ribbons within the lot using a modified "Danish" system. They will be permitted to award as many of each ribbon as they feel is merited by the photographs in the lot. The judges will award a "Best of Lot" ribbon to the print selected as the best in each lot and they will award a "Best of Class" ribbon to one entry from each class. Finally, the judges will collaborate to choose one print as "Best of Show" for the Adult section and one "Best of Show" for the "Junior/Teen" sections. In addition, each judge will award a "Judge’s Choice" ribbon to a print of their individual choosing. There will also be a "People’s Choice" ribbon awarded for each day of the fair. Each print may earn only one "Peoples Choice" ribbon.
NOTE: Any LOT with insufficient monochrome entries will be combined with Color entries for judging. Any single LOT with less than five entries total will be judged with the Miscellaneous LOT of appropriate Class.
Premium points will be awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners only. Honorable Mention winners will be awarded a ribbon, but no points.
PREMIUM POINTS BLUE (1st place) - 50 RED (2nd place) - 30 WHITE (3rd place) - 15Best of Lot, Best of Class, Best of Show and Judge’s Choice Awards will be ribbons only.
NOTE FROM THE SUPERINTENDENT: As the world of photography changes, we have to update some of the rules that go along with this competition. Digital photography is now more prominent than film photography. We encourage everyone to do what they feel is necessary to correct colors, improve sharpness, and make their entries the best they can before the fair. However, if you are creating an image from multiple photos to create a whole new image, please remember to use LOT I so that your creativity can be judged on the same level as other people who are equally creative. We want to encourage everyone to feel their work is accepted and judged fairly here at the Thurston County Fair.