Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas - Photo Ops

Merry Christmas! 

Just a reminder that this week is a fantastic opportunity to get some great photos for the contest.   You'll have family, food, decorations, etc.  Practice taking photos with lights on and off.  Don't forget about great photos like "generation" photos, etc.

Remember, this years theme is "Holidays in Texas."  Christmas trees/decorations" with a Western/Texas flair would be just great.  

Have a very Merry Christmas.

Deadline to enter the COUNTY contest is January 9th.  

Friday, November 30, 2012

Photography Contest $25,000 prize! :-)

Looks like a great contest from Photobucket.   Visit their link for more information.
** This is NOT a 4-H sponsored event.  Just a contest I saw being passed on from Texas 4-H and Development and thought some of you might be interested.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Great Photo Op :-)

Here is a great photo opportunity.  Remember, the theme is Holidays in Texas, not to mention people and animals categories.  :-)

WHAT: FREE Santa Photos
WHO: Kids (Old & Young), Families, & PETS
WHEN: Friday, November 23
Saturday, November 24
TIME: 10:30 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: Serendipity
103 East Commerce Street
WHY: Donations accepted for Xi Kappa Scholarship Fund

Serendipity has provided the perfect Santa & Mrs. Claus & photo spot. You bring your own camera and take as many photos as you like of your kids, family and/or pets. Donations accepted towards student scholarships for local high school seniors. What a great and inexpensive way to get those treasured shots.

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Cost for District photos

This year District will cost $7 for the first photo and 50 cents for each photo after that.  I was told the price went up because the cost of awards went up.

Workshop Reminder

Our next workshop is THIS coming Monday, November 5th.  We will meet at the Extension Office at 6:30 pm.   Mrs. Tabitha Patterson, owner of Borrowed Moments Photography will be our guest speaker.   Bring your cameras and any photos you have taken since January.  She will view them and give you feedback.  

Don't forget, all of the costumes/festivals tonight will make GREAT photo ops. 

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Photo Ops!

There are 2 days left for the Scarecrow Trail in Jacksonville, and Halloween is next week.  Both are great opportunities to pull out the cameras and get some great pictures for the contests.  Photo: One of 60+ scarecrows at the annual Scarecrow Trail tomorrow from 9 am - 3 pm.  Bring can goods benefiting HOPE as the fee to enter the trail.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Workshop Reminder

Our first Photography Workshop for the year will be held Tuesday, October 16th at 6:30 pm.  We'll meet at the Extension Office.

Our next workshop will be November 5th.  6:30 pm at the Extension Office.  Tabitha Patterson of Borrowed Moments Photography will be our guest speaker.  Bring your cameras and any photos you would like for her to view and give you feedback.

Monday, September 24, 2012

Competition Dates

The dates for the workshops and competitions have been set.  Please mark your calenders.  

Workshops: -  both will be held at the Extension Office at 6:30 pm.

October 16th and November 5th.  The same information will be covered at both meetings, so you really only need to attend one.  I am, however, trying to find a photographer to come and speak with us at one, or both, workshops.


County - will be held the week of January 14th -  18th.   DEADLINE to enter your photos is January 9th by 5:00 pm.   These will be submitted online.  There is no cost to compete at the county level.

District - April 27th.  DEADLINE to enter is February 15th.  Remember these are also submitted online.  Cost:  ??  Nothing new is showing up on the D-5 website, yet, so for now we'll say to plan what it was last year.  $6 for first entry and 50 cents per entry after that.   Remember, there are 15 categories you can participate in.

State - For Seniors only ( age 14 and up)   DEADLINE to enter is April 15th.  These are submitted online.  Each entry is $10.00

**** Remember, we can only send ONE photo per category for the whole county.  Those who compete at the county level will get first shot at whether or not they want to advance.

***  You do not have to compete at county to move on to district or state.  You can compete in all competitions, or only one.  It's up to you.  However, you get great feedback from the judges at county and district, so it would be beneficial to compete then as well. 

PLEASE check out the rules and guidelines in the post below.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Monday, September 17, 2012

2012-2013 State Photography Rules and Guidelines

Here are the 2013 Texas 4-H Photography Contest Rules and GuidelinesPLEASE, read them all carefully as there have been some changes made.

Some of the highlights/changes to the 2013 contest include:
  • Theme category is "Holiday Season in Texas."  This theme allows 4-H member to take photos of any holiday from January 1, 2012 to time of entry.  The Holiday theme should have photographs that depict a Texas theme/flare or western heritage. Photographs can include nature, landscape, people, animals (domestic and wildlife) as long as the subject of the photo is clearly related to a holiday with a Texas/Western basis.

  • Format/Size of Photograph:  We have changed the requirement of photo size to assist 4-H members in submitting entries.  Photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg, or .gif formation. Files submitted may not be larger than 2,048k (2MB). Best of Show winners may be asked to submit a high-resolution file or an original negative, print, or slide. 

  • Entries will be accepted for the state contest between April 1, 2013 and April 15, 2013 via 4-H CONNECT.
CLARIFICATION:   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. 

Workshop dates and dates of County and District contest will be coming soon.


Monday, September 3, 2012

State Photography Contest for 4-H and FFA

Texas State Preservation Board's 4-H and FFA Photography Contest is now accepting entries through October 15th. For more information on the photography contest and to enter, check the website link out!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Do you use Twitter?  

Tell your friends; tell members and volunteers; tell everybody interested.

 On September 4th at 7 pm, Dr. Chris Boleman (@ctboleman) will lead the first ever TWEETUP with the Texas 4-H Program (@Texas4H).  Anyone interested in the Texas

4-H Program can go to twitter and participate by tagging #TX4HCONVO (place that in the search bar).

This will be a one hour session that will start with Dr. Boleman asking some questions to YOU about the Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program.  To end the session, you will be able to ask questions back to him regarding the program.


 Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program - TWEETUP - set for 9/4/12 at 7 pm Central Time #TX4HCONVO.  JOIN US!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

ET State Fair now accepting Photography Entries

If you plan to enter the East Texas State Fair Photography contest they are now accepting entries.

For reminder of the specifics go back and read THIS POST

To get to the ET State Fair website go HERE.

Monday, August 6, 2012

New State Photography contest for 4-H and FFA members


This contest is open to all current 4-H and FFA members.

There is NO FEE for this contest.   All photos must have been taken within the last 18 months by the participant, and must have been taken in the state of Texas.  Categories are specific to agriculture.

For all rules and more information CLICK HERE

** This is not the regular 4-H project/contest.  Just an extra I thought some of you might find interesting.

 For questions about the contest please contact:
Dr. Toby Lepley, Associate Professor,
Extension 4-H and Youth Development Specialist
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Texas 4-H and Youth Development Program
4180 State Hwy 6 South
College Station, TX 77845
Phone: 979-845-1212

Mr. Kyle Schlafer, Program Supervisor
Texas Capitol Visitors Center
112 E. 11th Street
Austin, TX 78701
Phone: 512-305-8413

Ms. Cory Talley
County Extension Agent - 4-H and Youth
Texas AgriLife Extension Service
Travis County
1600-B Smith Rd.
Austin, TX, TX 78721
Phone: 512-854-9600