4-H PHOTOGRAPHY
Department G

Superintendent:
     Velvet Oberg

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 24, 2022 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 Tuesday.

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.
   Examples 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: The 2021-2022 theme is “MY HOMETOWN”. Show what is special, iconic, unique, or even quirky about your hometown. Capture what makes it exceptional, historic, fun, or simply the best place to grow up.
   Examples: statue, an old home, cityscape, natural area, town square, the barber shop, etc.
   
     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