14th ANNUAL SVECC PHOTO SHOW

The SVECC Photo Group is hosting the 14th annual SVECC Photo Show on Saturday, March 4. 2023 from 1 to 4 PM in the Auditorium.  Submission of photos will be open to all SVE residents. All photos must be taken by the submitter. Submissions may be limited to 160 photos due to space constraints. Any SVE resident can submit a maximum of 3 photos in any of the following categories, with a maximum of 10 entries total per person:

    ANIMALS

 Live large and small animals, pets and fish are acceptable.   No portraits of owners and pets; they will be placed in the “People” category.  No people allowed unless unavoidable in background.

    PEOPLE

A person or people are the subject/focus of the photo:  People and their pets will go here.

    PLANTS/FLOWERS

Will include live flowers, trees and cactus.

    SCENIC WITH WATER

Rural or open countryside type scenes.  Water is present in the scene.  Shorelines acceptable; marinas, lighthouses and watercraft are OK.  Sunsets are OK.  Predominantly nature scenes are preferred but an occasional farm outbuilding, fence, small bridge, secondary road, dock or other manmade item is OK as long as item is not main focus of photo.

    SCENIC WITHOUT WATER

 Rural or open countryside type scenes.  Water is not part of the scene.  Sunsets are OK.  Predominantly nature scenes are preferred but an occasional farm outbuilding, fence, small bridge, secondary road or other manmade item is OK as long as item is not main focus of photo.

    STRUCTURES

Buildings, street scenes, and bridges only.  People in scene OK as long as not main subject/focus of scene.

    ANIMALS WITH WINGS

Birds and insects with wings; butterflies, dragonflies and bees, etc.  Subject doesn’t have to be in

flight; they just need to have wings.  No people allowed in the shot unless unavoidable in background.

    BLACK & WHITE

Entries may be any subject matter, but must be printed in black & white.  No sepia, color toned split tone, or colorized photos will be accepted, in this category.  They will be placed in Open as creative works.

    AROUND THE VILLAGE

This is a new category depicting any activity, event, or facility taken in the Sunland Village East community.

    OPEN

Entries that do not fit the descriptions of any of the other available categories.  For example:  if the subject/focus of the photo is an animal or a flower, then the photo must go in the “Animals” or the “Plants/Flowers” category, respectively.  Qualifying Open photos include photos modified beyond normal photo touchup or that are “other-worldly”.  Sports photos combining people & animals are acceptable.  Other subjects included in this category are still life, holiday decorations, museum/art objects, machines, toys and garden ornaments.

Photos for submission in Categories 1-10 shall be in 8X10 or 8X12 size, matted to 11X14 in submitter’s choice of mat (no frames) and may be formatted in landscape or portrait mode.  Black & White photos will only be accepted in category 8. Cell Phone shots are acceptable as long as they can be printed in an 8x10 format for display.

All photos will have a solid “backer” in addition to the mats for better stability.  (These are available from the photo club for $1 each or they can be purchased online or at hobby stores and/or fashioned out of cardboard).  Complete the SVECC Photo Show Entry Form and tape it to the back of the backer in the bottom center. Please limit titles to 25 characters.

A digital jpg copy of each entry must be submitted in addition to your prints for promotional/slideshow purposes.   Please email a jpg copy (minimum 1024X768 resolution) of each of your submissions to mthurn@bektel.com by attaching each to an email. Please use the following format to name each photo file submitted: lastnameinitial-category-title.jpg  (e.g. ThurnM-Open-MakeMyDay.jpg)  Winning photos will be retained for one year for display purposes.

Ineligible Photo Entries:  Any photo which was a First Place Winner or an Honorable Mention in any category in a prior SVECC Annual Photo Show is excluded from competition.

Deadline for submission is 1 PM February 20, 2023.  Submissions may be delivered to a Photo Group representative at any 9 AM Computer Club meeting or Photo Group meeting prior to the deadline for inclusion in the exhibit beginning in January.  Submissions may be limited to 160 photos due to space constraints so you may want to submit before the deadline.  Call Mark (701-226-9582) or Norma (480 370-9243) with any questions.

All SVE residents and guests are welcome to attend the Photo and Art Show exhibits on Saturday, March 4 in the Auditorium.  Attendees can vote for their favorite photo in each category.

Click here to download the submission form.


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