Wednesday, December 3, 2008

2 days to get your photos in

Hi :-)

If you plan to participate in the District Photography contest, please get your pictures to Willie before 5:00 pm on Friday. Don't forget the negatives, or photos on CD. If you plan to just let your photos from County go on to District just let him know, because he already has those. :-)

Also, be sure to register at 4-H online. Willie said last night that everyone who has already signed up was approved, so please check your e-mail for a confirmation, and then you will be free to register. :-)

If you have any questions, please feel free to call me or contact me through e-mail. :-)


Saturday, November 29, 2008

District Photography Deadline Approaching

Hi, Everyone ;-)

Just reminding you that Willie must have any photos that you plan to send to District by 5:00 pm on Friday. If you decide to enter photos that were not in the County Contest don't forget to put the new photos on a CD and give it to Willie as well. :-)

Also, you will need to sign up at 4-H Online, if you have not already done so, and register there as well. ;-)



Tuesday, November 18, 2008

District Contest Rules are posted.

Many of you have been confused about the District Photography Contest. The District Contest will follow the state rules; however, the District Office has sent out the following exceptions to the State rules.

Those of you who wish to enter the District Contest will have to do so on 4-H Connect. 4-H Connect is an online data base. First you will have to create a family profile, once this is done you will be able to add each child in your family that is over 8 years of age to that profile. Then I as the agent will have to get online and certify your children as official members. Then you can begin registering them for District/State Contests and Events. If you have any question please refer to the 4-H Connect Instructions Sheet.

There is a $5.00 per child registration fee for their first entry. Additional photos may be entered at $0.50 per photo per child.

Still have questions? Please contact the 4-H Agent at (903) 683-5416

Monday, November 17, 2008

Photos are on display

The photos from the contest are now on display at the Jacksonville Public Library. Willie will not be taking them down until Friday afternoon, so please go by and see all of the great photos! The kids did a FANTASTIC job. :-)

Friday, November 7, 2008

Photography Contest Results

This year we had 4 Judges evaluate each entry. The Judges' Score Sheets will be mailed to each participant. All the photos were great and the Judges did a wonderful job for us and spent several hours going over the photos carefully.

The results are as follows ---

Architectural Elements:

Jordan Hall - Blue 35.33
Zachariah Brown - Blue 35.00
Jordan Hall - Blue 30.25
Zachary Parker - Red 29.00
David Wingard - Red 27.50
Thomas Parker - Red 25.00
Thomas Parker - Red 22.50

Plants & Flora:

Thomas Parker - Blue 35.00
Jordan Hall - Blue 35.00
Katy Dickey - Blue 31.25
Zachary Parker - Blue 31.00
Clay Anderson - Blue 30.50
Jordan Hall - Blue 30.00
David Wingard - Red 28.50

Special Effects:

Jordan Hall - Blue 37.50
Zachariah Brown - Blue 33.00
Thomas Parker - Blue 31.50
Zachary Parker - Blue 30.50
David Wingard - Red 28.50

Still Life:

Zachary Parker - Blue 33.75
Thomas Parker - Red 29.25
Rebecca Brown - Red 26.50


Zachary Parker - Blue 32.00
Thomas Parker - Red 28.75
Clay Anderson - Red 26.00
Amanda Rathbun - Red 24.50

Theme (Volunteers in Action):

David Wingard - Blue 34.25
Thomas Parker - Blue 33.25
Zachary Parker - Red 25.50


Rebecca Brown - Blue 34.50
Shelby Partin - Blue 32.75
Zachary Parker - Blue 30.00
Zachariah Brown - Red 26.75
Thomas Parker - Red 18.75


Jordan Hall - Blue 38.50
Rebecca Brown - Blue 37.25
Katy Dickey - Blue 33.75
Zachary Parker - Blue 33.25
Clay Anderson - Blue 32.25
Thomas Parker - Blue 30.75
Clay Partin - Red 27.75

Best in Show:

Jordan Hall - Animals

Congratulations to all those who entered!!!

Photos can be seen on the Photography Blog Page on Tuesday, November 11th.

Monday, November 3, 2008

The Result of the 2008 Cherokee County 4-H Photography Contest are....

going to be posted right here this Friday. Thank you to all the parents who allowed your kids to participate and a special thanks to all of you kids who submitted photos. This year the judging will be difficult as we have over 40 photos to judge and the quality overall is excellent!!!! Check back Friday afternoon to get the results. All photos will be on public displayed in the Jacksonville public library next week. The photos will be posted on this blog as well. Good Luck to all who submitted photos!!!!!

Friday, October 31, 2008


If you plan to participate in the County Photo contest, Willie MUST have your photos by 5:00 pm today.

Don't worry if you didn't finish in time to do the county competition, because you can still compete at District. :-) The deadline to enter the district competition is December 5th.

I hope that all of you have had fun taking photos, and have learned something about how to take better photos. I know I learn something new every year. ;-)

Would it be helpful if I had another class in November? I can try to squeeze one in, even if it is just something informal at my home. Would there be interest in that? Please, let me know.


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Deadline is on Friday!

Hi, Everyone. :-)

Just a reminder the deadline for the County Photography Contest is THIS Friday, October 31st. :-) Please, have your photos, and the negatives/CDs/e-mails to Willie before 5:00 pm. :-)

If you have any questions, please e-mail me, or give me a call. :-) Have fun. :-)


Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Deadline Approaching!!

Just a reminder that the deadline to enter the county photography contest is NEXT Friday, October 31st. Willie must have your mounted photos, and negatives or CD, by 5:00 pm.

Remember, any photo taken since January '08 until now is acceptable.

Also, if you are interested in the photography contest, but county is too soon for you, you may still compete at the District level. The deadline for District is December 5th.

If you have any questions, please feel free to e-mail me. :-)

Most importantly, HAVE FUN. ;-)


Sunday, October 19, 2008

Eligible Photos

Hi, everyone :-)

One of the rules that I forget to stress to everyone is that your photos must have been taken this year. That means from January '08 until now, before the competition. That means if your child took a really cool picture of something while you were on summer vacation, it is eligible. :-)

This IS stated in the rules, but it is one of those things that we tend to skim over. :-) I just wanted to be sure to point it out to you. :-)


Friday, October 17, 2008

Links are working

It appears that the links on the side bar are now working. :-)


Thursday, October 16, 2008

Photography Rules

Hi, Everyone :-)

The county website has been down for a couple of days, which would explain why you get an "object not found" page when you try to get the rules from the side bar.

SO, if you would like a copy of the rules, please e-mail me at and I will send them to you as a pdf file.

If you plan to be at the 4-H banquet on the 18th I would be happy to give them to you there. Just let me know. :-)


Thursday, October 9, 2008

Class went great!! :-)

A very special "thank you" to Mr. Joe Daniels for teaching the photography class tonight. ;-) We learned a lot of great information.

For those of you who could not make it, don't worry; you can still get the rules off for county, district and the state rules from this blog. See the sidebar. :-)

Also, for some extra tips, please visit the KODAK website. There is a lot of great information there.

If you plan to participate at the county level, remember:

The deadline to have your photos in is OCTOBER 31st. Pictures must be given to Willie by 5:00 pm that day. Also, he will need a negative of the photo, or have a CD of all of your photos. You can also e-mail to him as an attachment. This is a MUST for you to participate.

You do NOT have to participate at the county level to participate at District. If you choose to participate at District, please follow the rules/guidelines for the District/State level.

The deadline to turn in your photos for District is DECEMBER 5th. I will be sending out a reminder before then.

I encourage you to get a copy of the rules and regulations and read them carefully. If you have any questions please to not hesitate to contact me. :-) My e-mail address is on the sidebar.

Thank you,
Wendy Emprimo

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

REMINDER: County Photography Workshop

This is open to any 4-H member in Cherokee County.

Who: Wendy Emprimo/Joe Daniel

What: Photography Workshop

Where: County Extension Office Conference Room
(County Courthouse Annex on the Square in Rusk)

When: 7 PM - Thursday, October 9th

Why: To educate 4-H members on what makes a good photo.

Hope to see you there!!!