2020 Grayson County 4-H – Digital Photography Contest

Link to State 4-H Photography Guidelines and Categories

2020 Grayson County 4-H - Digital Photography Contest

The form will be used to enter photos for the County 4-H Contest.
  • Grayson County 4-H is hosting a Digital Photography Contest.

    This is an individual opportunity for 4-H youth to showcase their skill and knowledge within the Photography Project. Photos must be taken by the 4-H member within the last year (April 2019 - March 2020).

    4-H members may enter one photo per category. There is no cost to enter the County 4-H Photography Contest, but participants must be active 4-H members in Grayson County and academically eligible.

    NOTICE: Photos entered in the SENIOR GRADE DIVISION will be eligible to advance to the Texas 4-H Photography Contest, if they win the category.

    Per state contest requirements:

    Photo must be a minimum of 300 dpi quality resolution.

    Size: Must be 3:2 (4”X6”) or 5:4 (8”x10”) ratio (either landscape or portrait).

    Size: Photo may not be larger than 5120KB (5MB).

    If you need assistance in resizing photos, you can use: https://webresizer.com, or a program of your choice.

  • Select One.
  • Photos focusing on the various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment. To be considered domesticated, the animal must have their behavior, life cycle, or physiology systemically altered as a result of being under human control for many generations.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Category focuses on animals not tamed or domesticated and commonly found in the wilderness or the bodies of water throughout the country and world. Photos can be of wildlife in nature, zoos, and/or petting zoos.

    NOT Allowed: Photos taken through glass.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Category for photos that DO NOT CLEARLY FIT into one of the other categories.

    NOT Allowed: Do not submit a photo in this category which can clearly be submitted in another photography category.

    Catch-all is not intended for the use to eliminate duplicate photos from multiple 4-H members.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Getting in close is the name of the game for this category. We welcome pictures of small details that suggest a larger story. This is also the place for macro photographs (although a macro image of a flower might equally go into the Flowers category).
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Photos with a dominant color. The dominant element in the image must be a specific color, such as red, yellow, blue, white, black, white, green, etc.

    Black & White photos, duotones, are EXCLUDED from this category.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Images use of graphic elements of design. Photos that showcase line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc. Photo can consist of any subject matter. Category is not for graphic illustrations made in commercial programs (i.e. Adobe Illustrator®) nor for extreme digital creations.

    NOT Allowed: Graphic design illustrations made in a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator. Digital creations DO NOT qualify in this category.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • A single photo that has been technically manipulated to be an abstract, panoramic, stitched or composite images. Others variations are allowed as well.

    Examples

    • Photoshop® composites and creations

    • Images greatly manipulated with a variety of filters

    • Photos with artistic borders

    • Photos stitched into a panoramic

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Category is a still life specialization of photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in such items of advertisements, packaging, menus and/or cookbooks.

    NOT Allowed: No photos of alcohol beverages are allowed!

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • The focus of this category includes landscapes, outdoor scenic, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, and farms. Images focus on the beauty of the outdoors.

    NOT Allowed: Photos which primary subject is wildlife or person.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • The capture of movement within a single photo.

    NOT Allowed: Photos which primary subject is wildlife or person.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Photos that capture objects in or against the night sky. Photos can include objects such as buildings, landscape features, people, light trails, etc seen at night.

    NOT ALLOWED: Sunset or sunrise photos.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Photos focus from all walks of life, parenting and family, children, babies, models/fashion, sports, and couples.

    NOTE: All individuals in the photos must have provided consent and permission as a subject. If requested, a release will be needed from the photographer and subject.

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Photos of interesting, unique, and beautiful flowers and flora. Photography can occur outdoors or indoors. Photo subject should be that of a single flower, plant, bush, tree, etc. Large collections of plant/flora should be considered for entry into the Nature & Landscape category.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • A silhouette is an outline that appears dark (typically a single color) with little or no details/features against a brighter background. Recording patterns of light and shade for a desired effect or emphasis is the definition of shadow.

    NOT ALLOWED: reflections

    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • Theme photo focuses on a subject announced and outlined in the contest rules and guidelines. For 2019-2020 the theme is “The Elements”. The category must contain one of the 4 elements" earth, air, water, or fire. Photos can include a combination of one or more elements, but the element(s) must be the focal point of the photo.
    Accepted file types: jpg, gif, png.
  • I, the 4-H contestant, understand the Texas 4-H Program follows the "No Pass, No Play" policy set forth by the Texas Education Agency. All entries will be reviewed for academic eligibility for participation.

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