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YOUR GUIDE TO ENTER
2015 OC Fair Competitions
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Adult Divisions Open to California Residents
Young Adult Divisions Open to Orange County Students and Residents
Dates to Remember...
Bubbleorama, Young O. Lee
First Place 2013
Monday, June 1
Last Day to Enter Photography
Digital Photography Shoot Out Sign-Ups Start
Friday, June 12
Notification of First Round Judging Entry Status
Saturday, June 27
8 am - 7 pm - Entry Delivery of First Round Judging Accepted
Entries
Thursday, July 23
8 pm - Judges’ Night - Visual Arts Gallery
Tuesday, August 18
7 am - 6 pm - Entry Pickup
Friday, August 21
Last Day to Submit Photos - Many Faces of the Fair
Contact...
Barbara Thompson
Office (714) 708-1718 Voicemail/Phone (714) 708-1624
[email protected]
The Fine Art Photography Competition is a juried exhibition. Not all entries will be accepted.
Entries will be judged using an online photo submission system. A jury will determine if the artwork meets the basic
requirements to participate in this competition. If your entry qualifies for the next round of judging you will deliver
your entry on the date and time above. Please note - refunds will not be issued for “Not Accepted” entries.
New this Year!
Division 522 Class 04 Panoramas:
For this class ONLY, image plus mat dimensions can not exceed 40 inches wide by 12 inches high.
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FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Do I Qualify?
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How to Enter
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Need Help?
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Rules We Need You to Read
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Tickets
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How Is My Entry Judged?
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Who Are the Judges?
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What If My Entry is Accepted?
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How to Deliver Your Entry to the Fair
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How to Pick Up Your Entry after the Fair
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What If I Get an Award?
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Awards - Adult & Youth
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Division 520 Black & White Prints
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Division 521 Color Photos People
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Division 522 Color Photos Places
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Division 523 Color Photos Nature - Plants
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Division 524 Color Photos Nature - Animals
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Division 525 Color Photos Things
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Division 526 Computer Manipulated and Special Effects
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How to Prepare for the Young Adult Photography Show
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Division 311 Young Adult Photo Ages 13-15
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Division 312 Young Adult Photo Ages 16-18
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4th Annual Digital Photography Shoot Out
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Many Faces of the Fair Photography Contest
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OC Fair Guidelines
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OC Fair Visual Arts
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Who May Enter
• Adult divisions are open to California residents, ages 19 and older.
• Young Adult divisions are open to youth ages 13 to 18 who reside or attend school in Orange County.
HOW TO ENTER...
Really Important Entry Date
Online Entry Deadline: Monday, June 1, 2015
Enter Online
• Review the Fine Art Photography Category Guidelines.
• Enter profile and entry information online at ocfair.fairmanager.com. Last year’s account is no longer valid.
• Pay $10 processing fee per adult entry, $3 per young adult entry.
• Upload photo (5 MB or less, JPEG format) of each of your entries for First Round Judging. Finished work only;
work in progress will not be accepted. For upload instructions go to the link below.
ocfair.com/competitions/docs/2015/15_ImagePreparation.pdf
• Refunds will not be issued for failure to upload entries.
Entries
Must be made under the name of the individual who prepared it. Do not use business or fictitious names. There are
no team entries. Please enter using the exhibitor’s name as it will appear on the display tag.
Entry Confirmations
You will receive e-mail notification and confirmation immediately when entry fee is received. If you do not receive a
confirmation please check your Spam/Junk folder and if not there, contact us ASAP.
• Adults: 20
• Young Adults: 3
• The total number of accepted entries is limited to space available.
• Refunds will not be issued for entries received beyond limit.
NEED HELP?
Need assistance with the online entry?
Online: Click on link below for an online tutorial.
ocfair.com/competitions/docs/2015/online_tutorial.pdf
Phone: During office hours at (714) 708-1718
E-mail: Daily at [email protected]
In-Person - Help Days:
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May 28-May 29 (Thursday-Friday), 11 am-6 pm
OC Fair Administration Building
Park in Lot F located inside Gate 4 off Arlington Drive near Fairview
Road. Click on link below to view a map.
ocfair.com/competitions/docs/2015/Help_Days_map.pdf
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Entry Limit
OC Fair Visual Arts
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
DO I QUALIFY?
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
We Need You to Read...
1.
Fine Art Photography is defined as photographic compositions created solely to express the aesthetic
vision of the artist. Photographs will be judged for their beauty, composition, meaningfulness and
technical skill.
2.
Read Competition Guidelines. Changes are made each year. Review the Fine Art Rules/Guidelines
below and the OC Fair Guidelines at the end of this Guide. Non-compliance will disqualify your entry.
3.
Exhibitors are solely responsible for reading the competition guidelines and rules, and entering their
items in the correct Divisions/Classes. Incorrect entries may result in disqualification and may not be
exhibited. If you need assistance determining the Division and/or Class, please contact the Visual Arts Office at
(714) 708-1624 or email [email protected] Someone should contact you within 48 hours. Personal
assistance is also available during Help Days, see “Need Help” on page 3 for dates and times.
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No refunds will be issued for items incorrectly entered by the exhibitor or for juried-out entries.
All state and local rules apply.
Entries must be made personally by the exhibitor. Original work only. No kits, direct copies of original
artworks, classroom assignments or group work will be accepted.
7.
Photos/images that are accepted for exhibition cannot differ from the uploaded image or it becomes
ineligible.
defamatory statements, violence or gang activity, satanic or cult themes or other offensive or
objectionable content will be accepted. This is at the discretion of the OC Fair staff.
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No refunds will be issued for entries not accepted in First Round or Confirmation Judging.
TICKETS, YEA!
Free OC Fair Admission
Exhibitors will receive one 2015 OC Fair admission ticket, at time of entry
delivery. One ticket per exhibitor, not one per entry. If an exhibitor received a
ticket for an accepted entry, the exhibitor is not eligible to receive another ticket
for non-accepted entries. Tickets are valid any day the Fair is open.
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If none of your entries were accepted for exhibition, one free admission ticket
will be available for pickup at the Guest Services Booth at the Main Gate
entrance when the Fair is open. Please bring a photo ID.
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8. Artwork must be original and completed within the last two years.
9. Artwork exhibited at any prior OC Fair is not eligible for entry and will be disqualified.
10. No changes of any kind are allowed after online entry deadline. Incorrect entries will not be accepted.
11. Final acceptance of the entry will be left to the discretion of the Program Coordinator.
12. Due to the family-oriented theme of the OC Fair, no exhibit dealing with drug use, obscenity,
OC Fair Visual Arts
RULES
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
First Round Judging
Friday, June 12, 2015, 6 pm - First Round judging notification of entry acceptance/non-acceptance for
delivery. Fine Art Photography is a juried exhibition. Not all entries are accepted. Photography entries will be
judged first from uploaded images viewed online to determine if the submitted photo entry meets the basic
requirements to participate in this competition and the subjective standards for exhibition set by the judges. All
entries will be juried into the show by recognized authorities in the art world. The judges’ decisions are final and
cannot be protested. You will be notified by email no later than 6 pm on Friday, June 12 with the results of the first
round judging. Please check your Spam/Junk folders. Results may also be viewed at ocfair.com/results. Artists
whose entries are judged to meet the show standards will deliver their work on Entry Delivery Day on Saturday,
June 27, 2015, 8 am to 7 pm.
Acceptance for Exhibition
First Round Judging Acceptance does not guarantee acceptance for exhibition. Delivered Fine Art
Photography entries may still be judged out for not complying with the competition rules and guidelines concerning
size, weight, framing, or image quality (pixilation, out of focus, over-processed, etc.) However, all submitted entries
will be displayed on a video monitor during the 2015 OC Fair.
Young Adult Entries: Not all entries will be accepted. Due to the high number of entries and limited display space,
we cannot accept all the work submitted. Please understand that this competition is highly competitive. Only entries
receiving Blue and Red Awards (see Judging and Awards) will be accepted for exhibition. Entries receiving White
Awards will not be exhibited and will be displayed on a large format digital monitor in the Visual Arts Gallery during
the 2015 OC Fair. Judges comments will be included in the first round judging notification e-mail.
Judging and Awards
• Adult Divisions: Placed using the American Judging System where exhibits are ranked one against another. 1st,
2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention may be awarded in each class if judges so determine. 1st Place winners will
compete for Division Winner. Division Winners will compete for Best of Show.
• Young Adult Divisions: Placed using the Danish Judging System where each entry is judged on how well it
meets a standard rather than how it compares to other entries. Entries are judged Blue (superior), Red (very
good) or White (average) Award. There may be more than one Blue, Red or White Award per class. Only entries
receiving Blue and Red Awards will be accepted for exhibition. All Blue Awards will then compete, using the
American Judging System, for cash awards. Division Winners will compete for Best of Show.
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Confirmation Judging: After delivery of accepted First Round Judging entries, all entries will then be judged for
compliance with framing and other rules, size/weight limits, and quality of the entry. Judges may, at their discretion,
jury out works that do not meet their subjective artistic standards. If your delivered entry is judged out, you will
receive notification by phone or email to pick up your entry at the Visual Arts Gallery. Claim check or photo ID is
required for pickup. Artwork not picked up will be stored and cannot be released until August 18.
OC Fair Visual Arts
HOW IS MY ENTRY
JUDGED?
Awards
The judges will select award winners from accepted entries that were confirmed after delivery.
Judging Results
Can be viewed online at ocfair.com/results around the third week of Fair or in person at the OC Fair Visual
Arts Gallery during Fair hours.
Young Adult Evaluation Forms
Young Adult Evaluation Forms will be e-mailed along with First Round Judging notification on June 12. Blue
and Red award winners will receive ribbons on entry delivery day. White award ribbons will be mailed. Oneaccepted-for exhibition ribbon will be given each exhibitor on entry delivery day.
Reassignment of Entry Division/Class
Judges and/or the Program Coordinator have the option of reassigning an entry to a more appropriate
division or class. However, it is the responsibility of the exhibitor to enter their work in the appropriate class.
Failure to do so may result in disqualification. Classes or divisions may be combined to create an adequate
judging pool.
Disqualified Entries
If an entry is disqualified after judging is complete, the judge will not change the status of awards given for
other entries.
WHO ARE THE JUDGES?
Fine Art Photography is a juried competition. Qualified judges will be selected by the Event Coordinator to judge all
exhibits. The jurors are professionally trained in photography as educators, professional artists, gallery and
museum professionals, etc. The decision of the jurors is final.
2014 Division Winner, Nature/Animals
All Wrapped Up, Susan Brown Matsumoto
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Judges
OC Fair Visual Arts
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
HOW IS MY ENTRY
JUDGED? continued…
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT IF MY ENTRY IS ACCEPTED?
Really Important Delivery Date: Saturday, June 27, 8 am - 7 pm
Presentation & Display of Artwork
Click link ocfair.com/competitions/docs/2015/15_FramingandPresentationFinal.pdf for more information on
framing.
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Labeling: Exhibits must be securely labeled on the back of each entry with a printout of the acceptance
notification identification label.
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Framing Required: All photo entries must be framed with picture hanging hardware. No Giclee prints on
wrapped canvas are allowed.
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Framing Choice: Framing choice is one criteria considered by judges in the award judging process. Black
frames with white mats are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Simple framing is required for this competition.
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Size = Photo Image Plus Mat. Size limit does NOT include the outside dimensions of the frame.
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Minimum size: 11 inches x 14 inches. Maximum size: 28inches x 22 inches. Due to space limitations,
size limits are strictly enforced: NOT equal area in square inches, NOT equal in length plus width. If your
image plus mat is square it must be between 14 inches square and 22 inches square. For rectangular, if
one side of your photo plus the mat is larger than 28 inches and/or the other side is larger than 22 inches
your entry will be disqualified. If one side is smaller than 14 inches and/or the other side is smaller than 11
inches your entry will be disqualified.
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Weight Limit: 40 pounds limit for all wall-hung artwork
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Hardware for Hanging: All hanging works must have a taut HEAVY picture wire attached securely with
screw eyes or other permanent hardware for hanging. Sawtooth hangers or spring clip frames are not
acceptable.
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Frames containing glass: Framing with plastic or Plexiglas is preferred. Artists framing their entry with
glass assume responsibility for damage to their own artwork and the artwork of others should the glass
break. OC Fair Staff uses extreme care in handling artwork but assumes no responsibility for damage.
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Diptychs and triptychs are not allowed unless framed together in one frame within stated size restrictions,
and must be entered in Division 525, Class 03.
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Any entry not meeting framing requirements will not be accepted.
Pricing and Sale of Entries
• Pricing: Entries may be marked NFS (Not For Sale), POR (Price On Request), or For Sale by indicating the
selling price $____. When setting a price consider cost of framing, printing, your time and effort.
• Prospective Buyers: No sale or acceptance of fees for artworks will be made by the OC Fair. Prospective
buyers may fill out an “Interested in Purchasing Exhibited Art” form that will be forwarded to the artist at the
close of the OC Fair.
• Purchase Awards: The OC Fair may purchase artwork from this year’s Visual Arts exhibit. These purchases
will hang in the OC Fair’s Permanent Art Collection. Prices marked on the entries will be considered the sale
price for the Purchase Award.
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OC Fair Visual Arts
How to prepare for the show...
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Your Entry to the Fair...
Really Important Delivery Date
Saturday, June 27, 8 am - 7 pm
Where to Deliver Entries
OC Promenade between Home Arts and Visual Arts Galleries. Email alerts will be sent prior to delivery date
with information on which gate to use. Click on the link below for a map.
ocfair.com/competitions/docs/2015/Fine_and_home_map.pdf
Claim Checks
Will be provided when exhibits are delivered.
2014 First Place, Creative
Rick Valasek, Sparks
Your Entry after the Fair...
Really Important Pickup Date
Tuesday, August 18, 7 am - 6 pm
• Claim Check or photo ID is required for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your items, please arrange for
someone to pick them up for you. Unclaimed items and ribbons become the property of the OC Fair and will be
discarded.
• THE OC FAIR & EVENT CENTER IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR EXHIBITS LEFT AFTER THIS DATE.
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HOW TO PICK UP
OC Fair Visual Arts
HOW TO DELIVER
Judging Results
Accepted entries will be displayed in the Visual Arts Gallery with any awards received. Results will be posted online
around the third week of the OC Fair at ocfair.com/results. Please do not call or email for competition results.
If your entry receives a First Place Ribbon in Adult Divisions or a Best of Class in Young Adult Divisions you will be
notified to attend the Award Ceremony.
Judges’ Night for Visual Arts
Thursday, July 23, 2015 8 pm - Judges’ Night - Visual Arts Gallery
RIBBONS,
YEA!
Award ribbons may be picked up on Entry Pickup
Day on Tuesday, August 18, 7am - 6 pm.
Awards
Adult
Youth
Best of Show - $75
Division Winner - $35
Best of Class - $25
Juror’s Choice - $25
Blue, Red or White - Ribbon
*Theme Award is chosen from all the accepted
entries and is awarded at the discretion of the
Program Coordinator.
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Award checks will be made payable to the exhibitor whose name
is indicated on the entry form and mailed within 30 days after the
close of the OC Fair.
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Best of Show - $400
Division Winner - $200
*Theme Award - $100
1st Place - $100
2nd Place - $75
3rd Place - $50
Juror’s Choice - $25
Honorable Mention - Rosette
THE CHECK’S
IN THE MAIL
OC Fair Visual Arts
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
WHAT IF I GET AN AWARD?
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Fine Art Photography Divisions and Classes
Division 520
Black & White Prints
Division 521
Color Photos: People
• Must be a black and white digital or film print.
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Sepia-toned prints are acceptable.
• Multiple exposures such a high dynamic range and
focus stacking are acceptable.
• Multiple exposures to produce a high dynamic range
and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Digital color photos changed by computer program to
black and white are acceptable
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
People, Children, Families - Portraits,
studio shots, family activities, sports
Class 02:
Landscape - Vistas, mountains, deserts,
forests, National Parks, rural scenes, etc.
Class 03:
Seascape, Waterscape - Oceans, lakes,
waterways, boats, piers, etc.
Class 04:
Architecture or Urban Scene Cityscapes, rural architecture, interior
settings, etc.
Class 05:
Plants - Flowers, bouquets, garden shots,
crops, leaves, macro, etc.
Class 06:
Animals, Sea Life, Insects - Macro,
portraits, action, zoo, in nature, domestic
etc.
Class 07:
Vehicles, Machinery - Airplanes, cars,
railroads, industrial scenes, etc.
Class 08:
Creative - Out-of-focus, close ups and
macro (except flowers and animals), still
life, studio shots, scientific
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
Class 01:
Travel - Interesting people, foreign or
domestic travel
Class 02:
Portrait - Studio shots, character studies,
etc.
Class 03:
Sports
Class 04:
Children/Family
2013 Best of Show
The Arena, Steve Slinger
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Class 01:
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
OC Fair Visual Arts
The OC Fair Fine Art Photography Competition allows digital enhancement of images to improve
photographic quality and impact in most categories. This includes multiple exposures, in-camera and/or
through editing on a computer, such as high dynamic range (HDR) and focus stacking. Please be aware that
in Divisions 520-525, images utilizing these techniques must be photorealistic and not overly processed or
manipulated. Images with heavy compositing and manipulation for artistic purposes should be entered in
Division 526 Class 02. Division 525 Class 04 Photojournalism entries can be adjusted for quality but must be
a single image not altered to change content.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Division 524
Color Photos: Nature - Animals
• Must be a color print from a single, original exposure.
• Must be a color print from a single, original exposure.
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Multiple exposures to produce a high dynamic range
and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Multiple exposures such a high dynamic range and
focus stacking are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
Class 01:
Landscape - Vistas, mountains, deserts,
forests, National Parks, rural scenes, etc.
Class 01:
Wildlife, Zoo Animals
Class 02:
Seascape, Waterscape - Oceans, lakes,
waterways, boats, piers, etc. foreign or
domestic
Class 02:
Insects, Bats, Reptiles, Other
Class 03:
Aquatic Animals
Class 04:
Birds
Class 03:
Urban Scene - Cityscapes, foreign or
domestic
Class 05:
Domestic Pets, Farm Animals,
Neighborhood Wildlife.
Class 04:
Panoramic - Image plus mat must not
exceed 40 inches by 12 inches on either
side. If one side exceeds 40 inches and/or
there other side exceeds 12 inches, your
entry will not be accepted.
Division 523
Color Photos: Nature - Plants
• Must be a color print from a single, original exposure.
• Must be a color print from a single, original exposure.
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Multiple exposures such a high dynamic range and
focus stacking are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Multiple exposures to produce a high dynamic range
and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color,
tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
Class 01:
• Images utilizing these techniques must be
photorealistic.
Vehicles, Machinery - airplanes, cars,
railroads, industrial scenes, etc.
Class 02:
Architecture - Interiors and exteriors, city
or rural buildings, etc.
Class 01:
Flowers - Single blooms, bouquets, studio
shots, garden scenes
Class 03:
Class 02:
Trees, Other Plant Life - Leaves,
vegetables, underwater plant life, crops,
algae
Creative - Studio shots, out-of-focus,
close-ups or macro images (except plants
and animals), still life, multiple images
framed together, i.e., diptychs, triptychs, etc.
Class 04:
Photojournalism - Newsworthy events,
feature stories, human interest. May be
slightly adjusted for quality, but must be a
single image not altered to change content.
Macro - Macro shots of any plant life
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• Must be a color digital or film print.
Class 03:
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Division 525
Color Photos: Things
OC Fair Visual Arts
Division 522
Color Photos: Places
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Class 01:
Special Effects
• Black and white or color images, modified without
the use of a computer, using creative imagemaking, darkroom, or printing processes such as
hand-coloring, solarization, multiple exposure,
Polaroid transfer, 3-D images, x-ray or medical
imaging, scientific, etc.
Class 02:
Computer-Composited and
Manipulated Image
• Multiple images originating in a camera, composited
together and significantly changed using a computer
program.
• Images must contain original photographic elements
created by the photographer.
• Note: This category is for heavily composited images
designed using multiple sources or programs. For
single image photos that have had moderate
adjustments to color, brightness, tone, etc., were
changed from digital color to black and white or are
shot in High Dynamic Range, please enter Divisions
520-525.
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with others?
Sign up to demonstrate your artistry in the OC
Fair in the Visual Arts Gallery.
OC Fair Visual Arts
Division 526
Computer Manipulated and
Special Effects
YOUNG ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY
• Parents/Guardians, please note: This is a juried show - Not all entries will be accepted for exhibition. Due
to the high number of entries and limited display space, we cannot accept all of the work submitted.
Please understand that this competition is highly competitive. Only entries receiving Blue and Red
Awards (see Judging & Awards) will be accepted for exhibition. Entries receiving White Awards will not
be exhibited and will be displayed on a large display video monitor in the Visual Arts Gallery during the
2015 OC Fair.
• Entry limit - 3. Processing Fee $3.00 per entry. Choose from among the divisions and classes listed
below.
• NOTE: Juniors (Ages 9-12) See Photography in the Explorium Competition Guide
Division 311 - Young Adult Photo Ages 13-15
Division 312 - Young Adult Photo Ages 16-18
Class 01: Color Print - People, Animals
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Multiple exposures such as high dynamic range and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color, tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be photorealistic.
Class 02: Color Print - Places and Things
• Must be a color digital or film print.
• Multiple exposures such as high dynamic range and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color, tone, brightness, etc., are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be photorealistic.
Class 03: Black and White Print
• Sepia-toned prints are acceptable.
• Multiple exposures such as high dynamic range and focus stacking are acceptable.
• Digital color photos changed by computer program or in camera to black and white are acceptable.
• Photos moderately adjusted by computer for color, tone, brightness, etc. are acceptable.
• Images utilizing these techniques must be photorealistic.
Class 04: Computer-Composited and Manipulated Images
• Multiple images originating in a camera, composited together and significantly changed using a
computer program.
• Images must contain original photographic elements created by the photographer.
• NOTE: This category is for heavily composited images designed using multiple sources or programs.
For single image photos that have had moderate adjustments to color, brightness, tone, etc., were
changed from digital color to black and white or are shot in high dynamic range, please enter Class
01-03.
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• Must be a black and white digital or film print.
OC Fair Visual Arts
HOW TO PREPARE for the
YOUNG ADULT PHOTOGRAPHY Show...
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
4th Annual Digital Photography Shoot Out
Awards
1st, 2nd, 3rd Place Awards – Merchandise Awards
Honorable Mention – Rosette
All contestants will receive a participation ribbon. Other prizes may also be awarded.
Contact: (714) 708-1624, [email protected]
Enter Online: Reserve your space by signing up online starting June 1, 2015 at
OCF.formstack.com/forms/2015_digital_photo_shootout
No processing fee.
Register early - Contest closes when 45 photographers have entered.
Judge: Rick Valasek
Date:
Sunday, July 26, 2015
Schedule
10 am to Noon – Pick up your free admission at the
Guest Services Booth at the Main (Blue) Gate entrance.
Noon – Check in to receive instructions and prop
1 pm – Begin upload of photos
2 pm – Deadline to upload photos
2:30 pm – People’s Choice Voting
What is a Digital Photography Shoot Out?
Contestants will bring their own digital camera with an empty memory card to the OC Fair on Sunday, July
26. Check in at the Visual Arts Gallery at Noon and receive the theme of the shoot out and instructions.
Participants will then be released to capture the theme on camera. Participants must upload the image of
their choice from their camera’s memory card for judging before the 2 pm deadline.
Participation will be confirmed by email a few weeks before the event. If space is still available,
photographers may sign up the day of the contest on a first-come basis starting at 10 am in the Visual Arts
Gallery. Walk-up contestants will not receive a complimentary Fair admission ticket.
Limit: One photo entry per contestant in JPEG/JPG format.
Submission: Contestant must return to the Visual Arts Gallery before 2 pm. Images will be compiled into a
slide show. A monitor will be setup in the Visual Arts Gallery area to display all entries for judging.
Judging: 3 pm on the Visual Arts Gallery Stage. Winners will be announced after judging. The judge’s
decision is final.
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3 pm – Judging and Awards
2014 Shoot Out, Third Place Winner
Carla Cosper
OC Fair Visual Arts
A timed, theme-centered contest held live at the OC Fair
Bring your digital camera to the OC Fair and compete for prizes.
Open to amateur photographers 13 years and older
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHY
Many Faces of the Fair Photography Contest
Deadline for submitting entries: Friday, August 21, 2015
To Enter
1. Capture images of the people and events during the 2015 OC Fair (July 17-August 16).
2. Review the guidelines below, as well as the OC Fair Guidelines.
3. Entry Limit: 3 entries per person.
4. All entries must be submitted online at OCF.formstack.com/forms/2015_Faces_of_Fair.
5. Uploaded photos should be sized at 5 MB or less in JPEG format.
6. Winning entries will be printed by the OC Fair and displayed with an award plaque during the 2016 OC
Fair.
7. All Many Faces of the Fair entries will be displayed on a large flat screen monitor during the 2016 OC
Fair.
Awards
Plaques will be awarded in the following categories.
Best Overall Photo - Black & White or Color, HDR photos are acceptable
Best Representation of the Theme “One Big Party”
Best Family Photo
Best Digitally Manipulated Photo
No residence requirement.
No captions or titles may be visible on the photo.
Contact: (714) 708-1624 or [email protected]
2014 Many Faces of the Fair
Best Digitally Manipulated Photo
Laura Crestol
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Photos will be judged on their artistic rendering of the spirit and feelings of the OC Fair.
OC Fair Visual Arts
Photograph the people and events of the OC Fair
Open to amateur photographers Ages 13 and older
No processing fee
OC FAIR GUIDELINES
ONLINE ENTRY
Dates to Remember
• Please check the individual Competition Guides for entry deadlines, as well as dates and times for entry
delivery and pickup. Dates and times are absolute. Late entries will not be accepted.
Who May Enter
Enter Online
• Enter online at ocfair.fairmanager.com. Incorrect or incomplete information on online entry may disqualify
the exhibit or cause delay in issuing awards.
• Online submission of data requires that you understand that the decision of the judge is final. You agree to
abide by all rules and regulations contained in the OC Fair Competition Guides and understand that such
rules and regulations are incorporated with and become a part of this agreement. You hereby release the
OC Fair and the State of California from all liability of every kind and character on account of loss,
damages or injury to property, which may occur on the fairgrounds.
Processing Fees
• Most divisions require processing fees (check individual Competition Guides.) Fees are payable online
with a credit card. No refunds will be issued.
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• Some divisions are open only to Orange County residents and some limit the number of entries and age of
entrants. Check individual Competition Guides for who may enter each competition.
• Youth must enter the divisions and classes specified for their age group. The exhibitor’s age as of July 17,
2015, determines their age group.
• Youth may not enter in the Adult divisions. Open Youth who turn age 19 by July 17, 2015, are considered
adults. 4-H youth members in good standing may be age 19 as outlined by the 4-H Cooperative Extension
Office. 4-H members who are age 19 may choose to enter as either a 4-H Young Adult or Adult - they may
not enter both. This rule applies for all OC Fair 4-H Competitions.
OC FAIR GUIDELINES
ENTRIES AND EXHIBITS
Acceptable Entries
• No entries or works with copyright or licensing infringement will be accepted. If there is any reproduction
of a registered trademark item or work of another artist, the OC Fair reserves the right to disqualify the
entry.
• The OC Fair is a family-oriented event. Any entry deemed inappropriate for family viewing will be disqualified prior to judging.
• Articles which are objectionable, stained, soiled, broken, or not ready for hanging will not be accepted for
judging and will not be displayed. You will be notified for pickup.
• OC Fair reserves the right to refuse, accept conditionally or to cancel any entry, disqualify exhibitors,
prohibit exhibition of entries or to cancel awards, without claim for damages.
• OC Fair will not be liable for entries made in error and will not re-open judging to accommodate such
entries.
• No items entered in a previous year’s OC Fair competition will be accepted.
Exhibit Sales
• Sale of an exhibit or any part of an exhibit for delivery during the OC Fair will not be permitted.
Entry Limit
• The Exhibit Supervisor and/or Program Coordinator have the right to limit entries to facilities available.
• Entry forms will be dated as received and entry forms received first will have priority. All entries will be
accepted unless the exhibitor is otherwise notified.
Protection of Exhibits
• All cases will be locked and will not be opened while the public is in the building. Exhibits will not be
allowed to leave the OC Fair & Event Center grounds unless the Program Coordinator has approved a
release slip. Reasonable precaution will be taken in protection of exhibits. The exhibitor must arrange for
insurance if desired.
• OC Fair will not be responsible for accidents or loss that may occur to any of the exhibitors or exhibits at
the show and the exhibitors shall hold the management harmless and indemnify it against any legal
proceedings arising from such accident or loss. Presentation of entry form shall be deemed acceptance
of this rule.
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Repeat Entries
OC FAIR GUIDELINES
JUDGING AND AWARDS
Judges and Judging Procedures
• For judging purposes, the OC Fair reserves the right to combine classes or divisions to create an adequate
judging pool where numbers are insufficient to ensure adequate competition.
• Qualified judge(s) will be selected by the Program Coordinator to judge all exhibits.
• Judges have the authority to disqualify or transfer to the correct class any exhibit that does not meet the
requirement of the division or class in which it is entered.
• Adult Divisions are placed using the American Judging System (ranking exhibits one against another). 1st,
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Premiums
• Signed judging sheets will be used as evidence for payment of premiums. Ribbons and tags will not be
accepted.
• Checks for awards will be made payable to the exhibitor whose name is indicated on the entry form and
distributed within 30 days after the close of the OC Fair.
Ribbons
• To encourage high standards, the judge shall award 1st ,2nd , 3rd Place in each class according to merit; if
without merit, the judge shall make no award under any circumstances. Ribbons and special awards must
be picked-up by exhibitors at the close of the OC Fair unless otherwise noted
Claiming Awards and Exhibits
• Exhibits and/or awards left after the official release date are not the responsibility of the OC Fair and will be
discarded without exception. If you are unable to pick up your items, please arrange for someone to pick
them up for you. Claim check or photo ID is required for pickup. No additional phone calls or email
notifications will be made.
OC Fair and State Guidelines
• All OC Fair and State Guidelines apply to all divisions. State Rules are online at ocfair.com/competitions.
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2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention may be awarded in each class if judges so determine.
Young Adults and Junior Divisions are placed using the Danish Judging System where each entry is judged
on how well it meets a standard rather than how it compares to other entries. Entries are judged Blue
(superior), Red (very good) or White (average) Award. There may be more than one Blue, Red or White
Award per class. All Blue Awards will compete, using the American Judging System, for cash awards.
The decision of the jurors is final.
If an entry is disqualified after judging is completed, the judge will not change the status of awards given for
other entries.
Judging is NOT open to the public (except Special Contests).
Judging results can be viewed online around the third week of the OC Fair at ocfair.com/results. Please do
not call or email for competition results. Award information will not be given by telephone.