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This year’s competition is accepting entries in the following 6 categories:
Covid Times: a 20/20 Perspective
Following are short descriptions of each category: You can view image examples on our website.
Your images may overlap in a category so it's up to you to make the choice when entering.
Image by Matthew Brown
COVID TIMES- a 20/20 Perspective
A new category, is an opportunity to showcase work created during our long retreat from life as we were accustomed to living it prior to the onset of Covid.
In this category, multiple images CAN BE combined as a collage, mosaic or storyboard but must be presented as one image.
Images in this category could show “What I did while sheltering in place”, essential work being done, our changing cities, towns, villages, “how I felt” and/or how we connect when we are physically distant.
Image by Gary Hunter
Includes but is not limited to landscapes, seascapes, panoramas, time-lapse, outdoor scenes, sunsets, farms, light painting, night shots, aerial photography. These images depict an expanse of scenery. The subject is the scenery and not individual elements of the scene.
Image by John Curtain
Images must focus on something that has been manufactured, created or constructed by human beings.
Image by Noel Ortiz
Can include anything from “Gnat to Whale”, “Domestic to Wild” “Loved to Feared” and just about any other living creature except for the human variety.
Image by Laurie Lehmann
Include living organisms from trees to algae. May be a macro or close up image or an entire “landscape” as long as the plant(s) are the subject of the image.
Image by Matthew Brown
Images may be photos of groups or individuals. The image could be a staged portrait or could be a spontaneous moment. The people or person are/is the subject of the image.
AWARDS & ENTRY FEES
Cash prizes and certificates will be awarded in each category: Judged by three Judges:
Best of show -- $200 and certificate
Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award -- $200 and certificate
First place -- $150 and certificate
Second place – $75 and certificate
Third place -- $50 and certificate
Sponsor awards – Judged by Sponsors ––$25 and certificate
Entry fee is just $20 for first 2 entries and $10 each for any additional images up to the limit of 6 images per person. Each entry includes a membership to Tuolumne County Arts and all the benefits that are included with it.
January 4, Monday – Open Smarter Entry Competition at 6:00 a.m.
February 8, Monday – InFocus competition closes to entrants at 6:00 p.m.
March 2, Tuesday – Notify photographers as to acceptance into competition
March 14 5:30 pm – Zoom party to announce the winners! zoom link passcode: 580828
March 14, Sunday –Virtual Show is open to the public online.