Category Definitions

ANIMALS

  • A photograph depicting any living creature, including fish/ insects/ birds/ invertebrates/ reptiles/ amphibians/ domestic pets but excluding humans.

ARCHITECTURE

  • A photograph depicting the interior or exterior of any man made structure portraying the surface texture, lighting, colour or geometry and emphasizing the character or beauty of the structure and suggesting its purpose or human associations.

CREATIVE

  • This is a free-style section where computer manipulated images (collages, composites, or computer enhanced) will be eligible. Any subject, providing the work has some photographic base. All photographic, electronic or artistic input must be the original work of the entrant.

LANDSCAPE

  • A photograph of natural inland scenery with land and sky based elements displayed in a pictorial fashion. It may include evidence of man, people, and animals provided that none of these additional elements dominate the photograph. Lakes and rivers may be included in the landscape.

NATURE

  • Nature photography depicts living, untamed animals and uncultivated plants in a natural habitat, geology and the wide diversity of natural phenomena from insects to icebergs.
  • Photographs of cultivated plants, or animals which are domesticated, caged or under any form of restraint, are ineligible.
  • Minimal evidence of humans is acceptable. Subjects such as barn owls or storks adapting to an environment modified by humans, natural forces like hurricanes or tidal waves adapting to or reclaiming it environment modified by humans.
  • The original image must have been taken by the photographer, whatever the photographic medium used. Any manipulation or modification to the original image is limited to minor retouching of blemishes and must not alter the content of the original scene.
  • After satisfying the above requirements, every effort should be made to use the highest level of artistic skill in all nature photographs.

OPEN

  • Any subject, but to be successful it should contain one or more of the following qualities — strong pictorial appeal, good composition and lighting, impact or story telling interest.
  • Monochrome may only contain shades of one colour. If toning is carried out, it must be over the total photograph — partial toning and/or the addition of one extra colour is not acceptable.
  • Colour refers to a photograph that is not a monochrome photograph, this includes a monochrome that has been partially toned or had colour added.

PHOTO JOURNALISM

  • Photo Journalism entries must be story telling pictures such as seen in the news media and in periodicals. They may include documentary, sport, contemporary life, illustrative, spot news, or human interest. In the interest of credibility, contrived situations or photographic manipulations which alter the truth are not acceptable. The story telling value of the photograph shall be weighed more than the pictorial quality.

PORTRAIT / PEOPLE

  • A photograph of a person or persons that may range from a head study to full body length. This section includes candid photographs and formal portrait

SEASCAPE

  • A seascape is a photograph of natural coastal scenery, a wave study or a picture of the open sea. People, boats and items related to these may be present as incidental items in the picture.

STILL LIFE

  • A photograph of a deliberate arrangement of inanimate objects whether natural or man-made or a combination of both in an artificial setting.

 


Submission of an Entry to this Exhibition implies acceptance of these conditions.


JUDGES

Bellmont Peter                          FAP SSVAPS SSAPS
Casey Bronwen                         FIAP MAPS SSVAPS
Donoghue Adrian              Experienced Photographer
Gillies Kath                              AAPS EFIAP SSVAPS
Griffiths Sheryle         LAPS Professional Photographer
Kewley Peter                  FAPS AFIAP SSVAPS SSVAPS
Morgan Rob                                        ARPS AAPS
Rourke Gary                                   VAPS Meritious
Sumner Dave                     Professional Photographer

The Warragul Camera Club express its sincere gratitude to our judges for all their time and effort