KODAROAMERS 59th ANNUAL SALON
JUDGING, APRIL 7, 2012; DINNER, MAY 22, 2012
WHO MAY PARTICIPATE: Any member of any Bloomington/Normal camera club may enter prints, slides and digital images in the Salon, provided any non-member of KodaRoamers has a dinner reservation for the Salon dinner. Any entrant not present at the dinner must notify the Salon Committee in advance and make arrangements for someone to pick up their slides or prints at the Salon’s conclusion.
ELIGIBILITY: Each image must have been initially exposed by the person entering it. If a digital image, or print previously won an award (including Honorable Mention) in a KodaRoamers Salon, the image is not eligible for entry in this Salon. Note that this Salon has two divisions: Prints and Digital Images.
Note, new: If a contestant has a series of separate images that so closely resemble each other that the Salon committee and judges cannot tell them apart, and one of them has won an award, then the images run the risk of being judged duplicates or previous winners if applicable.
JUDGING: Prints and digital images will be judged Saturday, April 7th at the Normal Public Library. The judging will begin at 9 AM and continue into the afternoon. Parking notice: The library parking lot has a two hour limit. If you wish to stay most of the day, then it is best to use the parking deck which is one block east of the library. The deck is free only if you have your ticket validated at the library.
NO DUPLICATION OF IMAGES: In a given Salon, the same image cannot be entered in more than one of the two divisions: Prints or Digital Images. In the past, many members have entered the same image in the same Salon as both a digital and a print. This practice is no longer permitted. NEW: An image entered in a salon as a digital may be entered in a later salon (such as next year) as a print. The opposite is true (print one year can be entered the following year as a digital entry). The purpose of this rule change is to encourage print competition
RELEASE: By entering this Salon, a participant agrees that prints, slides and digital images entered in the Annual Salon may be duplicated, used to make prints, and published by the direction of the Koda Roamers Camera Club.
Prints will be returned to their Makers at the end of the Salon dinner meeting. If you cannot be present to receive your materials, please make arrangements either with another member to pick up your materials, or with the Committee.
DIGITAL IMAGES - 2012 SALON CATEGORIES
DIGITAL CATEGORIES: Digital images may be submitted in any of the categories shown below. Should an image be entered in an inappropriate category in the Salon, the committee reserves the right to reclassify it. No more than four (4) images may be entered by an individual in a single category across both the slide and digital image divisions. Each participant is limited to a total of SIXTEEN (16) images across both the slide and digital divisions.
A. NATURE -- Nature photography is restricted to the presentation of natural phenomena, including anything related to botany, zoology, geology, physics, chemistry, paleontology, meteorology, fossils, etc. Human elements, if present, should be unobtrusive. Artificially produced hybrid plants, domesticated or zoo animals, pets, livestock, etc. may not be used. Still life studies, obviously set floral arrangements, mounted specimens, museum habitats or groups are ineligible. Macro or micro photographs are acceptable.
B. LANDSCAPES AND SEASCAPES -- Natural objects should provide the major points of interest. Man-made objects, such as architecture, should play only a minor role and should not provide the major point of interest.
C. SCENERY -- This is a new category. It includes elements of nature and landscape and seascapes, but where the hand of man may play a large role. Both natural and man-made objects may share equal interest.
D. ARCHITECTURE -- The picture should depict buildings or parts of buildings, bridges, or other man-made structures.
E. PHOTOJOURNALISM -- The picture should tell a story.
F. PEOPLE -- A person or persons pictured in ways that show something about the character of the subject or its relationship to self, environment, occupation, or other people. This could be a portrait with the face or a half or full figure as the focal point. Studio portraits are not allowed.
G. GENERAL -- May include subjects from all previous categories It may also include pictures not acceptable in other categories such as studio portraits, still life studies, hybrid plants, mounted specimens, studio setups, etc.
H. ANIMALS -- Any photo of an animal. This can be a house pet, domesticated animal, zoo animal, just so long as the animal or animals are the main attraction in the image.
I. CREATIVE OR CONTEMPORARY--This would include images that are more heavily manipulated in a file editing program and tend to show altered reality, or images that have a strong contemporary feeling to them.
Although forms using MS Word (2003) are included in this document it is preferred that you fill out your entries on the PDF forms you receive attached to the email that accompanies these Rules. All that is required is Acrobat Reader version 8 or later. You can download the latest, free version at http://get.adobe.com/reader/. Save your completed form(s) by appending your name or competition number to each PDF (i.e., KR_2011_Salon_Digital_Entries_DonRobinson.pdf) Please submit your entries by attaching the completed PDFs to emails sent to email@example.com (copy Mike Lux at firstname.lastname@example.org in the same email).
DIGITAL IMAGES - 2012 SALON RULES
1. Your competition number is the permanent number assigned to you by the Salon Committee. If you do not presently have a number, please contact Don Robinson at email@example.com or Meng Horng at firstname.lastname@example.org for a number. If neither is available, then contact Andrea Monninger at email@example.com for a temporary number. Non members may be assigned temporary numbers between 90 and 99.
2. Each member may submit a total of up to sixteen (16) images. No more than four (4) digital images may be entered across any digital image category bearing the same letter. The categories are listed and defined on a previous page.
3. ENTRIES: Email your images and entry form (PDFs preferred) to firstname.lastname@example.org Also, email copies of the digital entry form only to Mike Lux at email@example.com . Deadline is March 23, 2012
4. FILL IN THE ENTRY FORM with digital images listed in the proper categories. (Both the PDF and Word forms have the entry numbers included. Be sure that your file names on the images you submit include the category, A through I, the image number, your competition number, and title.)
5. PREPARING YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES. The width of an image should be no greater than 1024 pixels, AND the height no greater than 768 pixels. The images must be saved as jpg files of the highest quality possible.
6. LABELING YOUR DIGITAL IMAGES. For each digital image, its file must be properly labeled. Here is an example: G-3-19-St.LouisChihully.jpg. The G stands for category G: General. The 3 means this is the third digital image the competitor is entering in digital category G, the 19 is the competitor’s competition number, St.LouisChihully is the title, and jpg is the extension. If you save the file using a photo processing software, when you Save as.. there will be a drop down box in which you specify the file type as jpg so you do not need to include the jpg as part of the file name. With the introduction of Windows 7, even if you use an earlier version, leading zeros should be excluded from the image numbers and your competition number. In the title, each word should start with a capital letter and there should be no spaces between words. Also, hyphens must be used as shown in the example.
7. After you have prepared all your digital images, make sure your entry forms are properly prepared, then email as described in 3 above. You should retain on your computer a folder with all the files you are submitting.
8. In each category digital Images will be judged on the following basis. After the first four places have been awarded, the remaining top 30% percent of images will be awarded HM’s.
9. Awards of first, second, third, fourth and honorable mentions in each category, and Digital Image of the Salon, will be determined by the judges.
PRINT IMAGES - 2012 SALON RULES
PRINTS: There is a limit of nine (9) total prints per member with no more than four (4) prints per category. Categories are based on the size of prints. A print is small if it is 8x12 or smaller. It is large if it exceeds 8x12 in any dimension, but may not exceed 16 x 20. There are three categories: A. Small Color. B. Large Color. C. Black and White or Monochrome. The black and white or monochrome category includes both large and small prints. Please note that digitally taken and/or manipulated prints are acceptable in any of these three categories. Our definition of size of print is the same as the CICCA definition so members wishing to enter a print in a CICCA Salon will not have to remount their prints. There are no time limits on when the original image was made.
MOUNTING PRINTS: Small prints should be mounted on 11x14 boards. Large prints should be mounted on 16x20 boards. Use the Print Labels given below to provide the following: A. Maker's name and competition number. B. Category letter and print number. C. Title of print. The label should be securely affixed to the upper right hand corner of the back of the print. Note: The maker's name must not appear anywhere on the front of the print or mount board or mat, if the print is mounted or matted. The print entry form should be filled out and submitted with the prints. In each category, number prints consecutively beginning with No. 1.
No print is eligible if the image has received a place or HM in any previous Annual Salon. In all categories, the original image must be made by the competitor.
AWARDS: A Print of the Show award will be given for the outstanding print of the Salon. First, Second, Third, Fourth and Honorable Mention awards will be given in each category for prints. All decisions of the judges and/or Salon Committee are final.
PRINTS must be labeled with maker’s name, competition #, category letter, print #, and the title of the print on label placed in upper right hand corner on back of print. Prints with maker’s name or print title on the front will not be accepted.
Prints and a copy of the entry form need to be turned in to Print Co-Chairs Roger Bunting or John Vogel at the Tuesday March 20th Dinner meeting or before March 27th. A second copy of the entry form should be sent to Andrea Monninger at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 1213 West Olive St., Bloomington, IL 61701. The prints should be retrieved at the May 22 dinner meeting.
New and important: In order for your print to be shown at the Salon dinner, send the following information to Don Robinson (email@example.com); either the digital image from which the print was made or the negative. If you have none of these, please contact Don Robinson.
A downloadable Word copy of these rules and PDF files of the Entry Forms and Print Labels are attached below:
(use the download arrow to the right for editable .pdf files)