Photo

Contest

Photo Contest

September 5-7, 2019
at the First United Methodist Church, Fellowship Hall, 702 Main Street, Plattsmouth, Nebraska

Photography Contest Rules

This is a Plattsmouth Garden Club Fundraiser to support our Community Projects.

Enter Thursday, September 5th from 3-6:30 PM at the First Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Plattsmouth, NE.  

Pick up photos Saturday, September 7th between 12:00 and 1:30 PM. 
 

An entry form is also available on the Plattsmouth Garden Club Facebook page or at plattsmouthgardenclub.net.

The Photo Contest is open to the public.  You do not need to be a Plattsmouth Garden Club member to participate.

 

There are both Adult and Children's Divisions, so please, encourage your children and grandchildren to participate in the contest!
 

The 2019 theme is “Stars and Stripes”.  What is ACCEPTABLE within the theme is basically anything that is patriotic in nature that you personally photographed, including photos of flags waving, kids or people in patriotic clothing or with fireworks in the background, our military people preferably in uniform, etc.  What is not acceptable is pictures of stars in the sky, stripes that aren't a part of a flag, star jewelry, stars or striped clothing, etc.  

NOTE:  IT IS IMPORTANT THAT THE FOCUS OF YOUR PHOTOS ARE DIRECTLY RELATED TO THE SUBJECT THEME.

Pictures must be suitable for viewing by all age groups, so please no mature themes.   We reserve the right to reject unacceptable photos.  All photographs must be the personal work of the entrant.

 

Photos may be 4x6 or 5x7 inches, or a square up to 6x6 inches.  Photos of the wrong size or subject matter may be posted in an Exhibition Only area if an entry fee is paid.  However, they will not be assigned a voting number.

 

There is a $1.00 entry fee per photo, $5.00 for up to 8 photos, $10.00 for up to 15 photos, or $15.00 for up to 25 photos in the Adult category.  Children and Teen categories pay 50 cents per photo.  Each photographer must fill out an entry form/judging sheet.

 

Photos should be unframed and un-matted.  A printed frame that is part of the photo is allowed.

 

Any kind of retouching or manipulation is allowed as long as we can tell the photo conforms to the theme.  Any editing must be done by the photographer entering the photo.

 

There are three divisions:  Children (up to and including age 12), Teens (Ages 13-19), and Adults (20 and up).

 

If you have other questions, please post your question to the Plattsmouth Garden Club's Facebook pages or email PGCPhotocontest2018@gmail.com.
 

The Popular Choice winning photos will be determined by the number of votes they get.  Members of the public may vote from 7 PM Thursday September 5th to 11:30 Saturday September 7th during the hours the adjoining flower show is open.   The winning photo in each division will be printed in the Plattsmouth Journal.  If space allows, other winning photos may be published.  Please note the Journal may spread the publication of winning pictures over two or three issues.   First through 4th place photos will be posted on the Plattsmouth Garden Club web site.

 

The pictures will also be judged by a professional photographer and a guest judge.  They will select winning photos from each of the three divisions and a Best in Show.  The top picture from each division and the Best of Show will also be published in the Journal. 

 

Enter in person at the First Methodist Church, 702 Main St., Plattsmouth, NE from 3-6:30 PM on Thursday, September 5th. 

 

If you want to enter by mail, send your photos, attached entry form, and the appropriate fee (refer to rules above) to “PGC Photo Contest”, 14815 Old Hickory Road, Plattsmouth, NE 68048.  Photos must arrive by September 5th deadline.  Do not email photo because I don't have the capability to print them.  If you have other questions, please post your question to the Plattsmouth Garden Club's Facebook pages or email at PGCPhotocontest2018@gmail.com  or phone 402-676-5112. 

 

Photos should be picked up on Saturday, September 7th between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.  You may also provide a self addressed, stamped envelope if you prefer to have your photos returned by mail.  Photos removed before noon Saturday are not eligible for a prize.  Winning photos will be returned by mail.

 

Photos should be picked up on Saturday, September 7th between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.

Entry Form:

Name______________________________________________

Division (12 and under, 13-19, or over 20) __________

Address_________________________________________________________________________

                 ___________________________________________________________________________

Phone number___________________________________________________________________

E-mail (optional)______________________________________________________________________________

Total entry fee (see rules):______________________________

I certify that all photos entered in my name are my own work and give permission to publish winning photographs.____________________________________________________________________

Remember, photos should be picked up on Saturday, September 7th between 11:30 am and 12:00 pm.