4-H PHOTOGRAPHY
DEPARTMENT G

Superintendent:  Velvet Oberg
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RULES AND INFORMATION
1.  The 4-H Photography Division is open to all qualified 4-H members in Wise County.
2.  Each entry should be the work of the exhibitor and must be made since the previous Youth Fair.
3.  .  The Wise County Youth Fair 4-H Photography division works in conjunction with Wise County 4-H to offer two photography shows:

   A.  Wise County Youth 4-H Photography Show (See General Rule #1 for eligible participants).

   B.  Wise County 4-H Photography Contest which is a district qualifying event. Entry process is through the Wise County Extension Office and eligibility to
participate is determined by Wise County 4-H guidelines.

The Wise County 4-H Photography Contest is not a part of the Wise County Youth Fair, it is merely held in conjunction with WCYF due to necessary timing
of the Qualifying Event. Awards will be presented in a separate ceremony following the WCYF Photography Awards.

4.  Please affix a label to the back, upper left corner of each entry. The label should include: child’s name, age, age classification (Jr., Int., or Sr.), 4-H Club,
and Entry class, (ex. Color People, Domestic Animal, etc.)
5.  Exhibitor can have only one entry in each class up to 21 entries.
6.  Entries are due at the Wise County Extension Office on
Thursday, February 25, 2021 BEFORE THE WEEK OF THE WCYF, between 8:00 am and 5:
00 pm. Judging will take place BEFORE the WCYF and results will be posted on the Thursday OF THE FAIR at the Women’s Building after all enclosed
departments have completed posting their results.
7.  Entries will be released from 2:30 pm until 4:30 pm Friday.
8.  Entries will be placed first through sixth place according to merit.  All others will receive participation. Photography entries will be judged using the State 4-
H Photography score sheet and critiques. 4-H Photography will follow the State 4-H Photography guidelines.
9.  One photograph per class.
10.  Copies will not be allowed.  Print must come from original negative or JPEG.  Copies will be disqualified.
11.  For uniformity the exhibit will consist only of 8” x 10” black and white or colored prints flush mounted on white or black  mount board.  Poster board
mounts are not acceptable. The prints must be affixed to a mount board the same size as the prints. Mounting Boards are available for purchase at the Wise
County Extension Office while supplies last.
12.  
See Entry information on page 12 & 17 for guidelines on entering.

For more information or questions on registration, contact  the photography superintendent or go to the official 4-H  Photography Contest Rules at:

http://texas4-h.tamu.edu/projects/photography-video/

   It is extremely important that 4-H members,    project leaders, parents, and county Extension agents    review the descriptions of each category very
carefully. Please do not enter photographs into categories that are duplicates from other categories or ones that do not clearly meet the category
description. Photographs that do not meet the description of the category will be disqualified.

CLASSES

ANIMALS—DOMESTIC
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.
Examples include: Dog/cats, sheep/goats, pig, cow, chicken, hamsters, horse, goose/ducks (domestic use).

1.  Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
2.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
3.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

ANIMALS—WILDLIFE
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. Photos taken through glass are not allowed.
Examples include: Deer, snakes, birds, elephants and whales.

4.  Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
5.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
6.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

CATCH-ALL
Photos that do not fit into one of the other categories.
Not allowed: A duplicate photo also entered in another category.

7.  Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
8.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
9.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

DETAILS & MACRO
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).
Examples include: Insects, coins, clocks, stamps, and ice crystals.

10. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
11. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
12. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
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. Graphic design illustrations
made in a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator are NOT allowed. Digital creations DO NOT qualify in this category.
E
xamples include: Perspective, line, pattern and shape.

13. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
14. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
15. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


ENHANCED
A single photo that has been technically manipulated to be an abstract, panoramic, stitched or composite image. Other variations are allowed as well.
Examples include: Photoshop composites and creations, images greatly manipulated with a variety of filters, photos with artistic borders, and photos stitched
into a panoramic.

16. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
17. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
18. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

FOOD
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. No photos of alcohol beverages are allowed?
Examples include: Thanksgiving dinner, cakes/pies, fruit and place settings, Easter eggs, sandwiches, ingredients, etc.

19. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
20. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
21. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

LANDSCAPE & NATURE (NON-ANIMAL)
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. Photos which primary subject is wildlife or person are NOT allowed.
Examples include: Landscapes/gardens, scenic, and Outdoors.

22. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
23. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
24. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

LEADING LINE (NEW)
This image composition technique features lines that draw the viewer’s eye form point A to point B, which is the primary subject.
Example: A river that begins in the foreground and draws your attention to a photogenic bridge in the background.

25.    Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
26.    Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
27.    Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

LONG EXPOSURE (NEW)
Also known as time-exposure or slow-shutter, this technique involves using a long-duration shutter speed. It can be used to sharply capture stationary
elements of an image while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. It is also used in lowlight conditions.
Examples: fireworks, moving water, light trails, Milky Way, light painting, night or low-light conditions, etc.

28.    Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
29.    Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
30.    Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

MOTION/ACTION
The capture of movement within a single photo. Photos which would clearly fit into another category, such as sports are NOT allowed.
Examples include: Horse running across field/pasture, and ferris wheel spinning.

31. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
32. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
33. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

PEOPLE
Photos focus from all walks of life, parenting and family children, babies, models/fashion, sports, and couples. 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.
Examples include: Babies, kids, families, and models/fashion.

34. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
35. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
36. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

PLANT/FLORA
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 Landscape  & Nature category.
Examples include: Roses, an upward shot of a tree, and a flower bouquet.

37. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
38. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
39. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

THEME
Theme photos focus on a subject as announced and outlined in the contest rules and guidelines. Theme: For 2020-2021 the theme is “FORCED
PERSPECTIVE”.
This is a fun technique which uses an optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is. The
effect is accomplished by camera and subject matter positioning.
Examples: toy figurine that appears life-sized, person “leaning” against a tower, etc.
Not allowed: photos manipulated by software

40.  Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
41.  Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
42.  Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


SHADOW/SILHOUETTE
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 a shadow. The silhouette or shadow must be the primary subject and focus of the image.  
Photos of reflections are NOT allowed.
Examples include: shadows/silhouettes of people, plants, animals, structures, architectures, or natural structures.

43. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
44. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
45. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BLACK & WHITE PEOPLE
Photos that focus from all walks of life, parenting and family, children, babies, models/fashion, sports, and couples. 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.
Examples include: Babies, kids, families, and models/fashion.

46. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
47. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
48. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BLACK & WHITE ANIMALS (Wildlife or Domestic)
Domestic-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.
Wildlife-Photos focusing 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. Photos taken through glass are not allowed.

49.    Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
50.    Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
51.    Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BLACK & WHITE ELEMENTS OF DESIGN
Image 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. Graphic design illustrations
made in a program such as Adobe Photoshop or Illustrator are NOT allowed. Digital creations DO NOT qualify in this category.
Examples include: perspective, line pattern, and shape.

52. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
53. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
54. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BLACK & WHITE LANDSCAPE
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. Photos which primary subject is wildlife or person are NOT allowed.
Examples include: Landscapes/gardens, scenic, and outdoors.        

55. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
56. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
57. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade

BLACK & WHITE DETAILS & MACRO
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).
Examples include: Insects, coins, clocks, stamps, and ice crystals.

58. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
59. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
60. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


STORY BOARD (Youth Fair Category only)
Three photos on one digital image that tells a story. Only wording accepted is the title of the Storyboard. If entering Youth Fair competition only, size does not
matter.

61. Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
62. Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
63. Senior: 9th, 10th, 11th & 12th grade


4-H PHOTOGRAPHY