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Here, There & Everywhere

To download  the Here, There & Everywhere photo schedule, registration form and entry cards  click here


 PHOTOGRAPHY TERMINOLOGY 

Close-up:   A photo taken close to the subject or with a long focal-length lens to permit a close and detailed view of the object. The object fills most of the frame. 

Macro: An image in which the subject is greater than life-size. The original object must be no larger than 1” x 1.5”.

Black and white: An image executed in black and white. See Monochrome. Schedules may specify either monochrome or black and white. 

Monochrome: An image is considered to be Monochrome only if it gives the impression of having no color (i.e. contains only shades of grey which can include pure black and pure white) OR it gives the impression of being a grayscale image that has been toned in one color across the entire image. (For example by Sepia, red, gold, etc.) A greyscale or multi-colored image modified or giving the impression of having been modified by partial toning, multi toning or by the inclusion of spot coloring does not meet the definition of monochrome and shall be classified as a color image. 

Landscape: A view of the scenery, of any kind from wilderness vistas to urban cityscapes, land or sea. Primary subject is the scenery and it must dominate although the image may contain secondary elements such as people, animals or objects. City elements predominate in cityscapes; sea predominates in seascapes. 

Still Life: A photograph of an intentionally composed arrangement of inanimate objects. 

Conformance: The assessment of whether the exhibit follows the rules of the show and class requirements as set forth in the schedule. For passing purposes, conformance does not include correctness of style or interpretation; judges evaluate this aspect of conformance. 

Novice: A novice is an individual exhibitor who has not won a first-place ribbon or a GCA Special Award in the division entered at a GCA Flower Show, GCA Major Flower Show or Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show. An exhibitor winning a first-place ribbon in a GCA Flower Show is still considered a novice in a GCA Major Flower Show or in a Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show or in another division of any flower show. In addition, an exhibitor who has won a first-place ribbon or Special Award in a GCA Major Flower Show or Sanctioned Non-GCA Major Flower Show is no longer a novice in any level of GCA Flower Shows in the division won. Only individual novice exhibitors are eligible to receive the GCA Novice Awards or the Sandra Baylor Novice Floral Design Award. A novice exhibitor will be identified on the entry card, following the initial judging.


IMPORTANT DATES 

  • November 14, 2019  Photography registration begins 
  • April 15, 2020 10:00 a.m. Photography workshop at Francis Turner’s 909 St. George’s Road / 410-598-6968 / fturner909@gmail.com 
  • April 21, 2020 - Photography entry delivery deadline. 909 St. George’s Road / 410-598-6968 / fturner909@gmail.com 
  • April 30, 2020 - Photography Show at Grace Methodist Church. Show is open to members once judging is completed. 


 GCA RULES 

1. Please carefully read and follow GCA flower show rules, general information and division guidelines. All rules as stated in The Garden Club of America Flower Show and Judging Guide, July 2019 Edition, shall apply. 

2. If plant material is identified (optional) use both the botanical and common names, if possible. Accepted references for nomenclature are: AHS A-Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants, The Plant List at http://www.theplantlist.org/, International Plant Names Index at www.ipni.org or http://www.internationalplantnames.com, Plant Systematics at http://www.plantsystematics.org/, Royal Horticultural Society plant finder database http://apps.rhs.org.uk/rhsplantfinder

3. Plant material is required in photographs, unless specified in the schedule. 


 GENERAL INFORMATION 

1. Please carefully read and follow GCA Rules, General Information and Division Guidelines. All rules as stated in The Garden Club of America Flower Show and Judging Guide, July 2019 Edition, shall apply. 

2. Entries are open to all St. George’s Garden Club members, including provisional, and professionals in their disciplines. 

3. Registration is required for all classes. Registration forms are provided at the back of the schedule. 

4. While the Garden Club of America, St. George’s Garden Club, and Grace Methodist Church will exercise due caution in safeguarding exhibits, responsibility for damage, loss or personal injury cannot be assumed. 

5. An entry card must accompany each entry. Entry forms located at the back of this schedule must be completed and affixed to the back of the photograph mounting with the exhibitor’s name, garden club, address, phone number and class entered. The top of the photograph must be indicated. Entry cards are available from the show chairman. 

6. All photographs will be passed by the photography committee to verify that class specifications have been met. If a photograph is not passed, the exhibitor will be notified and allowed, if time permits, to send a replacement photograph. If not corrected, the entry cannot be judged, but may remain in place, marked “For Exhibit Only” with a brief, constructively worded statement explaining why it was not judged. The judges may not disqualify any entry passed by the passing committee. 

7. A brief statement of intent, 10 words or less, or a title may be included on the entry form.


 PHOTOGRAPHY GUIDELINES 

1. Please carefully read and follow the GCA Rules, General Information and the Timetable for Exhibitors. 

2. An exhibitor may make only one entry in a class but may enter two classes classes. Advance registration is required beginning November 14, 2019. 

3. If forced to withdraw, an exhibitor must notify the division chairman and/or class consultant and find a substitute unless there is a waiting list for the class. 5 

4. A printed photograph previously entered in any GCA, GCA Major and GCA Non-Major Flower Show may not be entered again even with slight alterations and reprinting. The same photograph may only be entered in one show at a time. 

5. Each photograph must be the work of the exhibitor, under whose name it is registered. Matting, mounting and printing may be done professionally. All photographs must be 2-dimensional and printed on paper unless otherwise specified. All post-production must be done before the photograph is printed. 

6. Any editing at any stage must be the work of the exhibitor. This includes enhancement for color or clarity, removal of a part of the image, combining images, or distorting the original subject. 

7. Photography entries are limited to subjects consistent with Garden Club of America interests such as horticulture, floral design, gardens/landscapes, conservation and the environment, historic preservation, civic improvement and the natural world. Plant material required unless stated in class. 

8. Photographs must be flush mounted on black foam core and may not be matted. The overall dimension of the entry must be between 36 and 50 inches in total perimeter measurement. Glass and framing are not permitted. 

9. Photographs will be hung on a panel with a neutral background. 

10. Photographs must be received no later than April 21, 2020. Send or deliver photographs to Francis Turner. Receipt of your photograph will be acknowledged. For information contact: Francis Turner: 410-598-6968 / fturner909@gmail.com, Crickett Woloson: 443-286-0569 / crickettjo@gmail.com 

11. The scale of points by which the classes are to be judged (%): 

Creativity 25 

Composition 25 

Technical Skill 20 

Conformance / Interpretation 20 

Distinction 10 

Total 100 

12. All entries must be picked up by the entrant(s) or their designee at the close of the show. 


 CLUB PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW AWARDS

 Best in Show: Selected from among the first-place winners, may be awarded in each division. 

Creativity Award: For creative and technical excellence in response to the theme of the schedule. Judges’ Commendation(s): May be given to an entry, class, section, special exhibit or other aspect of the show that is of exceptional merit. 

Novice Award: Selected from among the novices, may be awarded in each division. A novice is an individual exhibitor who has not won a first-place ribbon or a GCA Special Award in the division entered at a GCA Flower Show, GCA Major Flower Show or Sanctioned Non GCA Major Flower Show. 


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