4-H PHOTOGRAPHY
DEPARTMENT G

Superintendent:  Velvet Oberg
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RULES AND INFORMATION

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.  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.)
4.  Exhibitor can have only one entry in each class up to 20 entries.
5.  Entries are due at the Wise County Extension Office on
Thursday, February 22, 2018 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.
6.  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.
7.  One photograph per class.
8.  Copies will not be allowed.  Print must come from original negative or JPEG.  Copies will be disqualified.
9.  For uniformity the exhibit will consist only of 8” x 10” black and white or colored prints flush mounted on white 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.
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/wp-content/uploads/17-18_Texas 4H_Photo_Rules.pdf

      
 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
Category for photos that DO NOT CLEARLY FIT into one of the other categories. 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.
Examples include: Polaroid image & emulsion transfers, still-life, long exposure zoomed images, and painting with light.

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


DOMINANT COLOR
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.
Examples include: Bowl of lemons, in a yellow bowl, on top of a yellow table covering, with a bright yellow tone of sun light on it.

13.    Junior: 8yrs old & 3rd—5th grade  
14.    Intermediate: 6th, 7th & 8th grade
15.    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.
Examples include: Perspective, line, pattern and shape.

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

SPORTS
Photo that captures individual or team sports Can be either professional or amateur (human) and the focus could be on the sportsperson, the sport
environment, the effort expended, or the conflict/rewards. Must reflect a strong message.
Examples include: Gymnast, football player or team, swimming, and rodeo contestant.

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 2018 the theme is “BACKYARD”. This creative
category will feature photos what one would see when stepping out your back door. Photos should not be a ranch rangeland, but focus on immediate outside
area of one’s house.
Examples include: Kids swinging, swimming pool, person mowing yard, garden/flower beds.

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


TRAVEL & PLACE
This category includes images that express the joys and adventures of travel photography, showcasing place as an important part of the photo. This category
can include historic buildings, ruins, islands, any subject you might encounter while traveling, as long as the photo expresses a sense of PLACE. Photos in the
travel and place category cannot be entered into other categories (Landscape & Nature), but may be similar, however, photos in this category must depict
traveling and experiencing other parts of the world.
Examples include: Disney World/Land, Roman Ruins, and Great Wall of China.

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
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


2018 Wise County Youth Fair
FEBRUARY 26 - MARCH 3