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.
The objective of Texas 4-H Photography is to develop skills in the 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 a photography project showcase opportunity for Senior 4-H members; to continue to share the message of 4-H; and to utilize photographs which can promote and strengthen the 4-H Program.
The theme for this year’s Texas 4-H Photography Contest is “Reflections.” These are photos shot off any natural or artificial reflective surface. A well-excited shot will be able to show perfect symmetry or a slightly distorted shot. Examples of photographs in the theme would be, but not limited to, photos from lakes, a window pane, a mirror, or a polished/wax car. 4-H members are encouraged to be creative when thinking about reflections in everyday life and where they are seen.
This contest is open to only Senior aged 4-H members in grades: 9, 10, 11 and 12 as of September 1, 2016.
Photo must be taken by the participant between the dates of January 1, 2016 and the time of entry. Photos may be submitted only one time an din only one category.
The photos must be formatted in .jpeg, .jpg or .gif
The entry for this contest will open April 1, 2017 and close again on April 15, 2017.
The photos must be print quality resolution of (300 dpi), must be 8×10″ (portrait) or 10×8″ (landscape) and may not be larger than 5120 KB (5MB).
Although slight compute enhanced photos are allowed, such as crop, trimming, adjusting lighting, and red eye reduction; substantially altered photography, such as changing colors or applying design styles, using computer graphics will disqualify an entry. Any other alteration, manipulation, edits, to a photo would require the photo to be entered into the Digital Darkroom category.
Beyond the storyboard and digital darkroom categories, photographs MUST NOT contain camera or user placed text. This includes such things as date stamps, comments, or titles. Text or wording that is part of the photograph (i.e. photo of a street sign, etc.) is acceptable.
Entry must be the original photographic work of the 4-H member and not a photo taken by family members, other 4-H members, or secured from any other printed/electronic source. Any photo proven to be found as not original work will result in instant disqualification of ALL the 4-H member’s entries into the Photography Contest. Additionally, actions may be taken against the 4-H member in regards to the Consequences of Misbehavior and Code of Conduct signed by the 4-H member.