Photography

Chairperson:  Patty Jorgensen & Shannon Jorgensen

BEST OF SHOW 2017: Lorri Skelton

BEST OF SHOW 2016: Lorri Skelton

Rules

  1. Entries will be accepted Friday, September 7, 2018; 1 pm – 6 pm. Youth photography will be accepted on Thursday, September 6, 2018; 1 pm – 6 pm.
  2. Exhibitors must be amateurs. An amateur is a person who earns less than 25 percent of his/her income from the taking and/or sale of photographs.
  3. Work must be original work by the artist entering and not previously shown at the West Tennessee State Fair.
  4. Photos must be 5×7. All photos must be firmly and individually mounted on thick card stock or photo board. The trim MUST NOT exceed half-inch around the photo. No matted photographs will be accepted.
  5. NO FRAMED PHOTOS WILL BE ACCEPTED.
  6. All photos must have on the back of each entry:
    Name and Phone Number of the owner.
    Class Name (i.e. People, Animals, Scenic, etc.)
    Lot Number and Lot Name
  7. Exhibitors will be allowed only one entry in any lot. The same photo will not be accepted in more than one lot.
  8. No visible watermarks, collage work, or computer enhancement consisting of objects or shapes not present in the original scene and added to the photo or excessive distortions will be accepted. Metallic prints will be excluded or disqualified.
  9. Entries may be color, sepia, monochromatic, or black & white.
  10. All work submitted is at the photographers own risk. The West Tennessee State Fair cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged art work.
  11. All first place entries will be judged for Best of Show.
  12. Exhibits MUST be picked up Sunday, September 16th, 6pm-8pm. Fair is Not responsible for exhibits not picked up.

Categories

People – Class 1

The people are the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Babies (0-24 months)
  • Lot 02 Toddlers (2-4 years)
  • Lot 03 Children (5-12 years)
  • Lot 04 Teens (13-18 years)
  • Lot 05 Adults (solo/portraits)
  • Lot 06 Groups (3 or more people)
  • Lot 07 Children at Play
  • Lot 08 Adults at Work
  • Lot 09 Military/Law Enforcement/Fire Fighters/EMT
  • Lot 10 Sporting Activity/Event

Animals – Class 2

The animals are the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Birds
  • Lot 02 Farm Animals
  • Lot 03 Funniest Animals
  • Lot 04 Pets
  • Lot 05 Wild Animals

Scenic – Class 3

  • Lot 01 Landscapes
  • Lot 02 Nightscapes
  • Lot 03 Sunrise/Sunset
  • Lot 04 Waterscapes
  • Lot 05 Other Scenery (ONLY if the scene does NOT fit into any other lot)

Structures – Class 4

The structure is the main focus, not just part of the shot.

  • Lot 01 Architectural Elements
  • Lot 02 Bridges
  • Lot 03 Buildings
  • Lot 04 Historical Structures
  • Lot 05 Old Barns
  • Lot 06 Other Structures (ONLY if the man-made structure does NOT fit into any other lot)

Nature – Class 5

  • Lot 01 Bugs/Insects
  • Lot 02 Field Crops and/or Garden Vegetables
  • Lot 03 Flower (single bloom)
  • Lot 04 Flowers (multiple blooms)
  • Lot 05 Stormy Weather
  • Lot 06 Trees w/ Unique Characteristics

Other – Class 6

  • Lot 01 Current Fair Theme
  • Lot 02 Fair Scenes
  • Lot 03 Farm Equipment
  • Lot 04 Heavy Machinery
  • Lot 05 Transportation – Animal(s), hitched or ridden
  • Lot 06 Transportation – Vehicle(s), Aircraft
  • Lot 07 Miscellaneous (Only if it does not fit into any other lot)

Youth – 6th grade & under – Class 7

  • Lot 01 Animals
  • Lot 02 Fair Scenes
  • Lot 03 Flowers
  • Lot 04 Historical Structures
  • Lot 05 Landscape
  • Lot 06 Portrait (single)
  • Lot 07 School Scene/Event
  • Lot 08 Sporting Activity/Event
  • Lot 09 Waterscape
  • Lot 10 West Tennessee Event (i.e. Archeofest @ Pinson Mound, Strawberry Festival)

Youth – 7th-12th graders – Class 8

  • Lot 01 Animals
  • Lot 02 Fair Scenes
  • Lot 03 Flowers
  • Lot 04 Historical Structures
  • Lot 05 Landscape
  • Lot 06 Portrait (single)
  • Lot 07 School Scene/Event
  • Lot 08 Sporting Activity/Event
  • Lot 09 Waterscape
  • Lot 10 West Tennessee Event (i.e. Archeofest @ Pinson Mound, Strawberry Festival)

People’s Choice Award

Fair goers will select a favorite photography entry. The winner will receive the People’s Choice ribbon.

Specific Lot Descriptions

  • Architectural Elements — capturing specific parts (elements) of a structure.
  • Miscellaneous — If it does not fit into any other lot.