August/17 – Entry forms will be emailed to all paid members. If you became a member in August or later and would like to participate in the showcase, please email HutchPhotoClub@gmail.com to request an entry form.
9/29/17 – Updated bios must be sent to HutchPhotoClub@gmail.com by midnight (2400 hours). Photo you would like to be printed with bio must be sent to HutchPhotoClub@gmail.com by midnight. Updated head shot photos will be taken at the club meeting.
10/16/17 – Entry forms must be emailed to HutchPhotoClub@gmail.com by midnight (2400 hours). Check your emails August for the signup form.
11/13/17 – 3pm – 6pm drop of time for prints
11/14/17 – 11am – 1pm drop of time for print
Other evening drop off times available with prior arrangement (please message Pat Malcolm
11/17/17 – Showcase setup. Prints must be at HCA by 10am
11/18/17 – Meet with the judges for critiques from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Center. Dine with the judges from 3:30 to 4:30. Judges’ awards at 4:45 at the Center. Showcase at 5:00.
11/18/17 to 11/30/17 – After the opening night, the public would like the chance to view the art at the Hutchinson Center for the Arts until 5 p.m. on 11/30/16.
Artists must register their Artwork by submitting the following online form https://goo.gl/forms/CpWK13IDOsuplhyj1 Prints must be taken by paid club members between October 15, 2016 and October 15, 2017.
Pictures must be 100% your own without technical professional and/or member assistance or instruction (posing by others, lighting by others, post-processing by others).
All photos must be securely framed and wired ready to be directly hung on the rack. Wire and eye-bolts can be found in Menards, WalMart, or other hardware stores. Easels will not be used.
Each photographer may submit up to five prints. Multiple prints may be submitted in one category.
Print size will be determined by the photographer. No limit has been set.
Abstract: Photographs in which the subject is undefinable. This could be an image that has a focus on the shape, color, or texture of an object rather than an object in its environment.
Animals: Photographs that document wildlife in a natural environment. Photos could also be of animals/pets in a staged or natural environment.
Architecture: Photographs that capture a building or structure. This can be either interior or exterior.
Monochrome: Photographs are developed or exposed in black and white or varying tones of a single color.
Candid People: Photographs of people that are not posed. They capture an unplanned moment or event. These have more of a journalistic quality to them.
Flowers: Photographs that display flowers found in nature. This can be in wildlife or gardens.
Landscape: Photographs that capture a scene.
Nature: Photographs taken in nature that does not fit in landscape, animals, or flowers. (Example: a leaf on a hiking trail)
Posed Portraits: Photographs that capture a person’s personality, mood, or expression. These photos have been posed and shot with a purpose. (Example: seniors, babies, families, models, etc.)
Still Life: Photographs using a staged environment with inanimate objects. These can use natural or staged lighting. Still life is a grouping where one subject doesn’t stand out against the others. (Example: Teapots, school desk, fake flowers or freshly cut flowers, etc. Flowers found in nature/gardens are not still life.
Vehicle: Photographs of Vehicles or Machines. Could be of an item that is motorized or not motorized.
Novice: (Beginner) – This is a general category and you will be judged against the other “beginners” only.
Exhibit Only : This a general category. This category will not be judged. However it will be critiqued.
Displaying Your Prints
All photos must be securely framed and ready to be directly hung on the rack. With the type of hanging equipment the Center for the Arts has, we have found attaching wire to the back of the prints with eye-bolts seems to secure the prints to the wall the best. The metal hanging brackets with saw toothed edge do no allow enough movement for the frame to hang straight around the hook. Please select your print style and framing with this in mind. For additional tips, please refer Framing Guidelines.
Wade McDonald is an instructor at Ridgewater College (Willmar campus).
The above judging guidelines were pulled from the following links: