FOLSOM FOCUS PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST 2017

November 9, 2017 to January 16, 2018 at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom
Opening Reception and Awards on November 17, 2017 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Photographs from FFPC 2016

Open to amateur photographers only * Contestants are not required to be a Folsom resident
Each photographic image must be of a Folsom subject, activity, etc. of the category selected
Entry fee is $5 (plus .25 cents processing) per photo submitted

*****  CASH  PRIZES  *****
Best of Show $50.00
1st Place $25.00 * 2nd Place Ribbon * 3rd Place Ribbon * People’s Choice $25.00

Please note … this year, we are streamlining the application process
Entry form and payment is now online

Five Photo Categories
and
Two Age Groups

Enter online

(As of 9-1-2017)

 

** New Category
Cell Phone Photography

Capture life in Folsom through photography using the five contest categories as your guideline. Entrees will be accepted in two age groups for each theme:

15 years of age and under  or  16 years of age and older

Macro” – Get up close and personal with your subject. Flowers, insects, fruit, old gum wrappers or anything that you think will make a winning macro photograph.

How I See It– Get creative and set yourself free with post-editing software to create a Folsom image “how you see it.” Get that imagination fired up!

Did You See That? – Domestic and non-domestic animals, reptiles, and birds in the Folsom area. The trick is to catch them at that “once in a lifetime” memorable moment. So, be patient and wait for it!

Cell Phone Photography– Anything Folsom, which also includes people, as the main focus. Have fun with your phone – can’t wait to see what’s captured around town.

Scenes and Architectural Elements– Folsom life, wetlands, grasslands, architecture and architectural elements. Includes, but not limited to, activities and events around town, buildings, signs, furniture, outhouses and powerhouses. The prettier the better; imagine the photograph used in a calendar.

Timeline

October 16 through October 27, 2017 – Submit entries
November 9, 2017 to January 16, 2018 – Photos on display at The Gallery at 48 Natoma
November 17, 2017 – Opening reception and awards at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Submission

Submit your photo entry information and pay online. Once submitted, a copy of your entry will be emailed to you. The entry fee is $5 (plus .25 cents processing) per photo submitted. Photos must be mounted on foam board only (no mat board), to the 8x10” size, with no framing. Entries, along with form shall be placed in an envelope and may be submitted in person or by mail. A copy of your entry form will be emailed to you.

Delivery dates: October 16 through October 27, 2017

Deliver to (preferred: Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM)
The Gallery at 48 Natoma Arts and Senior Center
48 Natoma Street, Folsom CA 95630

Mail to (optional: Postage due mail cannot be accepted)
Folsom Arts Association
Attention: Folsom Focus Photography Contest
PO Box 234, Folsom CA 95763 

 

 

Rules

* Entry fee is $5 (plus .25 cents processing) per photo submitted, payable online.

* Each person may enter a total of three (3) photographs.

* All photos must be submitted in original format.

* All photos must be 8” x 10″ prints, with no exceptions.

* Photos must be mounted on foam core board only (no mat board), to the 8×10” size, with no framing. Foam core board can be purchased from most craft supply stores. Visit YouTube on Mounting A Print on Foam Coreyoutube.com/watch?v=z4-6uJ2uTeY.

* Attach the entry form to the back of each foam core board, clearly identifying entrant name, photo title, category, and age group.

* Photos previously submitted or received after the entry deadline are ineligible.

* Contestants are not required to be a Folsom resident.

* Open to amateur photographers only: those who do not sell photography or electronic visual media.

* The contestant must be the actual photographer for the image entered.

* Each photographic image must be of a Folsom subject, activity, etc. of the category selected.

* Folsom Arts Association reserves the right to disqualify or remove any inappropriate photographs, as they deem necessary.

* Individuals, firms, organizations and city employees participating as contest planners, producers, organizers, vendors, and/or judges, along with family members, are not eligible to enter this contest.

* All photos must be collected by the participants January 16 – 19, 2018.

* Photos and Ribbons not collected by January 19, 2018 will be discarded, no exceptions.

Judging

Photos will be judged based on visual appeal, pictorial composition, originality and consistency with the contest category theme. Judging will be based on clear focus, creativity, and the photo must be identifiable with a Folsom event or location. Decisions of the judging panel are final.

Winning Entries

* Award-winners agree that the Folsom Arts Association and the City of Folsom may use their photo(s) for publicizing the current and future Folsom Focus photo contests, other publications, advertisements, and other promotional materials. Award-winners will be required to supply a digital file of the winning photo. Digital files will not be returned.

* Winners shall allow Folsom Arts Association to display their photographs on the Folsom Arts Association web site.

Acknowledgment

* Acknowledgement

By submitting your entry and payment online, you acknowledge that you have reviewed the rules and agree to enter the contest as described. Enter at your own risk; Folsom Arts Association is not responsible in the event of damage or loss of your photo. If you are a prize winner, this Acknowledgement authorizes the Folsom Arts Association and the City of Folsom to use your name and/or photograph for Folsom Focus publicity, promotion and advertising purposes.

NEW ** Entry form and payment online
Click to enter FFPC 2017

Disclaimer: Information contained in these official rules is for reference only and is subject to change. The Folsom Arts Association reserves the right to revise, amend or repeal these basic contest rules at any time.

Photographs from FFPC 2016

QUESTIONS ?  Contact … folsomartists@gmail.com