Deadline: Check with your County Extension Agent. Deadlines vary by county.
County entries will be submitted by a method set by your County Extension Office.
District entries will be submitted through 4-H Connect.
Photos entered at District must qualify at the county level first!
Display Date: Saturday, May 6, 2017
Location: District 8 4-H Roundup, Riesel, Texas
The Texas 4-H Photography Contest encourages self-expression and allows youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including the use of photographic equipment and process of photographs.
- To develop life skills in composition, light, story line, posing, and awareness.
- To encourage 4-H members to use photography as a meaningful communication tool in their lives.
- To provide photography project showcase opportunity for 4-H members.
- To continue to share the message of 4-H.
- To utilize photographs which can promote and strengthen the 4-H program.
2017 D8 Photography Contest Information:
- Rules & Guidelines (includes: Rules, Category Descriptions, Judging Criteria, and Score Sheet)
- Description of Categories
- Judging Criteria
Each photograph will be judged against the following set of judging criteria, and not against photographs of your peers. Based on total points awarded for each photograph, the participant will be awarded a blue, red, or a white ribbon. The elements for judging the photographs will be:
|IMPACT||(Max Points: 15)||Impact is the sense one gets upon viewing an image for the first time. Compelling images evoke laughter, sadness, anger, pride, wonder or another intense emotion. There can be impact in any of these twelve elements.|
|CREATIVITY||(Max Points: 15)||Creativity is the original, fresh, and external expression of the imagination of the maker by using the medium to convey an idea, message or thought.|
|TECHNICAL||(Max Points: 25)||Technical is the quality of the image itself as it is presented for viewing, which includes the following aspects:
|COMPOSITION||(Max Points: 20)||Composition is important to the design of an image, bringing all of the visual elements together in concert to express the purpose of the image. Proper composition holds the viewer in the image and prompts the viewer to look where the creator intends. Effective composition can be pleasing or disturbing, depending on the intent of the image maker.|
|SUBJECT MATTER||(Max Points: 15)||Subject Matter should always be appropriate to the story being told (i.e. category the photo is entered into) in an image. Subject matter also includes the center of interest for the photograph or where the maker wants the viewer to stop and they view the image.|
|STORYTELLING||(Max Points: 10)||Story Telling refers to the image’s ability to evoke imagination. One beautiful thing about art is that each viewer might collect his own message or read her own story in an image.|
You’ll be able to view all the photos online after judging!
2017 D8 Photography Results
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2009 D8 Photography Results