The Garden Workers

"Sun, shadows, passing hours,

Gardens, garden workers, flowers"

Established 1930

Photography Show Rules and Schedule

2020 Photography Show Rules

The Garden Workers Photography Show

March 17 2020 - Jenkins Arboretum

 

William Penn’s

“Greene Countrie Towne”

 

Photographs can be taken ANYWHERE regardless of class title!

 

PHOTOGRAPHY CLASSES

 

CLASS 1: THE PHILADELPHIA ZOO          MONOCHROME                          6 entries

 

A photograph which captures animals in nature (can be domestic or wild animals - plant material not required)

 


CLASS 2: BOATHOUSE ROW      COLOR                                                        6 entries

 

Landscape featuring water reflections (plant material required)

 


CLASS 3:  THE BETSY ROSS HOUSE         COLOR                                           6 entries

 

A photograph of patterns in nature incorporating stripes (plant material required)

 


CLASS 4:  INDEPENENCE NATIONAL PARK           MONOCHROME             6 entries

 

A photograph of an architectural detail or historic structure (plant material not required)

 


CLASS 5: CHANTICLEER               COLOR                                                        6 entries

 

A close up or macro photograph of a grouping of plants and/or flowers

 


CLASS 6: MORRIS ARBORETUM                           COLOR                                6 entries

 

A photograph which incorporates a bridge and  plant material      

 


Definitions

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


Creative techniques: The use of manipulation or alteration in any stage of the photographic process to achieve an effect significantly different from the original photograph. All representational images in a manipulated or creative technique photo must be the work of the photographer. Non-representational enhancements such as the addition of purchased textures are allowed. Creative techniques may be entered in any class.


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

 

 


  1. Photos must incorporate plant material unless otherwise stated.

  2. There is a limit of 6 entries per class – a total of 36 prints in the show.

  3. An exhibitor can enter each class only once.

  4. Creative techniques are permitted in all classes (see definition below)

  5. Email registration begins January 15, 2020 and closes on February 28, 2020.

  6. Participants will be informed by March 3, 2020 of the classes in which they are confirmed.
     
  7. When the first 6 registrations for a class are received – that class will be closed to any further entries.  Every effort will be made to make sure 1st, 2nd and 3rd choices are accommodated. Exception - The show committee may alter 1st, 2nd, 3rd  choices of former blue ribbon winners to accommodate novice entries.

  8. Former blue ribbon winners may be limited to 3-4 prints, depending on the overall quantity of entries, but are encouraged to list and prioritize up to 5 entries on the registration form. 

  9. Prints are to be delivered or mailed to either Debbie Laverell and received by March 12, 2020 at the latest.

  10. Photographs must be flush mounted on white foam core cut to the exact size of the image with no over-matting. Overall dimension of entry must be a minimum of 36" and not exceed 50" in total perimeter measurement. The surface finish of the photograph is the choice of the exhibitor. Glass and framing are not permitted.

     

    Examples of standard photo sizes which are included within these dimensions are: 8x10, 8x12, 11x14, 10x10, 8x16. 


  11. Exhibitor’s name and class entered should be written on the back of her entry with an arrow drawn indicating the top of the image (if it is not obvious)

  12. Photo removal time is 1:00. If you must leave before that, please ask someone else to collect your photos

 

 

Definitions


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

 

Creative techniques: The use of manipulation or alteration in any stage of the photographic

process to achieve an effect significantly different from the original photograph. All representational

images in a manipulated or creative technique photo must be the work of the photographer.

Non-representational enhancements such as the addition of purchased textures are allowed. Creative

techniques may be entered in any class.

 

Still Life: A photograph of an arrangement of elements depicting mostly inanimate subject matter,

typically natural (food, flowers, plants, rocks or shells) or man-made items (drinking glasses,

vases, jewelry, etc.).