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Theme: Exploring Perspectives
Category 1: Abstraction: Unique perspectives on ordinary objects.
Category 2: Capturing Emotions: Images that convey a sense of positive emotion

Jurors are looking for uncommon and unique perspectives and interpretations of the theme, “Exploring Perspectives.” We are not looking for the typical tourist point of view or picture you could find on a postcard—show us what it means to be a local, whether home or abroad. (For example: everyday people, seeing what the locals see, candid style).
Two separate categories will be considered: Abstraction & Capturing Emotions

1) Abstraction: Unique perspectives on ordinary objects. Extreme close-ups, points-of-view other than eye level, shallow depth of field (selective blur),  sharp images and blurred motion. Unexpected moments. Photographs can be black and white, or color. Creative manipulations of the image are allowed. All images must be your own (no added images that are not expressly yours).

2) Capturing Emotions: Images that convey a sense of positive emotion (happiness, excitement, joy, energy, love, discovery, peace) to the viewer. Images for this category must be color.

Contestants are allowed to enter both categories, but only 2 submissions per person per category are allowed (a maximum of 4 photos per person). An entry form is required for each photo.  We cannot guarantee that all photos will be displayed.* Photo[s] must be submitted in a standard  4x6 format in addition to a digital copy. Photos must be securely attached by paper clip to an entry form. Once your entry form and hard copy is turned in, please email your photo entries to  The digital copy should be an uncompressed file, keeping the original file size to any manipulated photos. All submissions are due Sept. 26.
Please write your name, phone number, and email address on the back of each photo. Also, don’t forget to include a description of the photograph and how it fits the theme of Exploring Perspectives on the entry form that the judges will consider when choosing the winning photos.
*Important: This is an amateur contest. Photos must have been taken by the applicant and may not have been taken for professional purposes.
Six photographs will be chosen (3 from each category), enlarged, mounted, and put on display in the library during International Week, October 22-26.
** Prizes will be distributed for top photos. **

Photo contest 2018 guidelines and entry form (1).docx

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