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Lemon Bay Fest Photo Contest opens Jan. 11

Jo Crebbin’s “Picnic at Manasota Key” received second place in 2015

Jo Crebbin’s “Pic­nic at Man­a­sota Key” received sec­ond place in 2015

Sub­mit­ted by Engle­wood Cam­era Club

ENGLEWOOD, Fla. – The Engle­wood Cam­era Club is spon­sor­ing the Lemon Bay Photo Con­test, which runs for four weeks start­ing Jan. 11, with the win­ners announced at the Lemon Bay fes­ti­val on  Feb 13.

Any­one can enter. The con­test is free, open to any­one and com­pletely digital.

This year’s con­test breaks the com­pe­ti­tion into two cat­e­gories – novice and advanced. Pho­tog­ra­phers must self-rate them­selves. To enter, go to lemonbayfest.com.

Rules for Lemon Bay Fes­ti­val Photo Contest

The pur­pose of the Lemon Bay Photo Con­test is to pro­vide a vehi­cle for shar­ing the beauty of Florida and Engle­wood through photography.

There are no spe­cial cat­e­gories.  Only images that are totally the work of the indi­vid­ual pho­tog­ra­pher may be sub­mit­ted. Work that is not com­pletely your own is not allowed. All images must have been taken in Florida.

1. Com­pe­ti­tion Classes

•    Class “A” Advanced, includes all com­peti­tors who vol­un­tar­ily rate them­selves as A or those who    have received an award from the Lemon Bay Fest in pre­vi­ous years.

•    Class “B” Novice, includes all com­peti­tors who vol­un­tar­ily rate them­selves as B. If the pho­tog­ra­pher receives recog­ni­tion, as a final­ist or a win­ner, the pho­tog­ra­pher must upgrade her or his entry stand­ing in the fol­low­ing year. Please rate your­self fairly.

•    Entries must be sub­mit­ted via the Lemon Bay Fest website.

2.  Image files must be in JPG for­mat, and can be no larger than 2mb each.

3.  Please con­form the images to 1024 on the long side.

4.  It is rec­om­mended for dis­play con­sis­tency (but not required) that you use the sRGB color space when sav­ing your images.

5.  Make sure the title reflects your image, and does not con­tain your name, your club’s name, or any­thing else that iden­ti­fies you as the maker. Choose a title care­fully. A good title should com­ple­ment the image. Avoid using your name, num­bers or the man­ner in which it was processed. Please try to keep the title to four words or less; less is usu­ally better.

6.  Entries must be received by the cut-off date and time indi­cated on the web­site for each week.  First week con­test begins Jan 11 and ends fol­low­ing Sun­day, the 17th at mid­night.  Sec­ond week con­test begins Jan 18 and ends Jan. 24th at mid­night.  Third week begins Jan 25 and ends Jan 31 at mid­night, and the fourth week begins on Feb 1 and ends on Feb 7th at midnight.

7.  All pho­tos must have been taken in Florida

8.  Each entrant may enter a max­i­mum of 5 images per week.

Eli­gi­bil­ity

•    Any­one with an inter­est in pho­tog­ra­phy may enter.

•    No image that has pre­vi­ously entered in the Lemon Bay Fest may be re-entered.

•    Only images that are totally the work of the indi­vid­ual pho­tog­ra­pher may be sub­mit­ted. Work that is not com­pletely your own is not allowed.

Awards

•    There will be 3 final­ists each week in each level,  three for Advanced and three for Novice category.

•    Of the 12 final­ists in each level from each week, a 3rd, 2nd and First place Over­all     win­ner will be rec­og­nized at the con­clu­sion of the Lemon Bay Festival.

•    The first place Final­ist in each level will receive a $50 check.  2nd and third place fin­ish­ers will receive a $25 check prize.   All weekly final­ists will be given a framed cer­tifi­cate and hon­ored at the Cracker Fair on Feb­ru­ary 13. Entrant must be present to receive prize.  Awards will be pre­sented by Engle­wood Cam­era Club.

The com­plete set of guide­lines and rules can be found at englewoodcameraclub.com.

The Engle­wood Cam­era Club is over 30 years old and has grown to more than 100 mem­bers. Any shut­ter­bug may join the club, which meets at 1 p.m. at the Elsie Quirk Pub­lic Library the sec­ond and fourth Tues­day of each month, from Octo­ber to May. The meet­ings con­sist of speak­ers, cri­tiques, dis­cus­sions on gear and tech­niques and the show­ing of mem­bers images.

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