Photography Guidelines

1.  To enter please email  Anne  Hemmendinger at 


2. Photographs must be 8” x 12”. Mats will be available for purchase at our Fall meetings. Picture mats are white with white core bevel, dimensions are 12” x 16” cut for 8” x 12” photographs. Photographs will be hung on metal grid system.


3. Entry cards must be completed and affixed to the back of the photograph mounting. Top of photograph must be indicated. A brief statement of intent, 10 words or less, or a title may be included on the entry form. Entry cards will be available at our Fall meetings prior to show date.


4. An exhibitor may make only one (1) entry in a class but may enter two (2) classes.


5. Each photograph must be the work of the exhibitor. Matting, mounting, printing may be done professionally.


6. Photography entries are limited to subjects consistent with the Garden Club of America interests such as horticulture, floral design, gardens/landscapes, conservation and the environment, historic preservation, civic improvement and the natural world. If plant material required it must be identified.


7. Plant material is required in Class 2 only.



Important Dates


• Registration begins: September 15, 2018


• Entry delivery deadline: November 1, 2018 to: Anne  Hemmendinger, 7812 Overbrook Rd , Ruxton 21204.


• Show, judging and critique: November 13, 2018



Photography Terminology


Close-up: A photo taken close to the subject or with a long focal-length to permit a close and detailed view of the subject. The object must fill 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”.


Still Life: A photograph of an arrangement of elements depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically natural (food, flowers, dead animals, plants, rocks or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, vases, jewelry, etc.).


Landscape: A view of 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.