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!