Friday, December 27, 2013

County Contest Reminder

I hope you have all had a wonderful Christmas.  :-)

This is just a reminder that the County Photography Contest will be held January 13th - 17th.  Entries need to be turned in to Willie no later than 5:00 January 8th.   Please follow the entry guidelines as stated in the 2014 State Guidelines.  

Email all entries to Willie at

Remember, this is not a qualifying event.  You can still participate at District and State ( for those 14 and over) even if you do not participate at County.  However, participation at County can be very beneficial with the judges feedback in determining if you want your photo to move on to District, or use a different photo.

For the Seniors who wish to compete at the State level; we can only send ONE photo per category for the whole county.  So first option will be given to those who compete at County/District.  Entry deadline for State is April 15th.

There is no charge to compete at County, so feel free to enter a photo for all 15 categories.  :-)  And remember the most important part is to HAVE FUN while you're learning.  :-)

Sunday, December 22, 2013

NEW contest: Photo Judging

There is a new Photography Project/contest at State this year; Photo Judging.  

This is a contest where the participants learn HOW to judge a photo, therefore improving their own photography skills.  I confess, I am still learning about all of this myself.  Like I said, it is a new competition that is open to both Intermediate AND Seniors.  :-)  It will be held June 10th at State Roundup.

A team consists of 4 members from the same county, and individuals may compete if we do not have enough participants to make a team..  I would love to have some of our kids participate, and am willing to put together some workshops if there is enough interest.  You can view the information and rules here: .

Please, let me know if your child would be interested in participating.  If there is enough interest I will begin organizing some workshops as early as late January/mid February.  :-)

District Photography Contest info

The District Office will be accepting entries until February 17, 2014. All contestant registration 
information should be completed on 4-H Connect by this date. All pictures must be received by the 
due date and in the specified format or the entry will be disqualified. 

Entry fees for the District contest are $8.00 per person plus $.50 per photo. You will be notified as 
soon as the contest registration becomes available on 4-H Connect. 

Entries will be showcased in a running slide presentation during District Roundup on April 26, 
2014. Selected photos will also be used on the District 5 website and may be used for marketing 
and promotion efforts.

E-mailing Photographs: 

In the subject line of the e-mail, include the name of the 4-H member and their county. Example—
Member Name, Clover County. Please make sure the photograph(s) is attached before sending. No 
text is needed in the body of the e-mail. E-mails can come from personal e-mail addresses as well as 

county Extension office e-mails. Send photographs to .

Friday, December 13, 2013

Merry Christmas to you all.  :-)  Just a reminder that the County Photography contest will be held in January.  With Christmas upon us this is a wonderful opportunity to take some really great photos.  :-)