The select subject must be Prominently Displayed and the Primary Focus of the image.
September 11 – STREET PHOTOGRAPHY: The image must tell a story that occurs in public places involving people going about their daily lives.
October 9 – MACRO/CLOSEUP: The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be smaller than a mailbox.
Ex: A close-up of fruit, flower, bug, etc. A Macro view of just a small part of something, etc.
November 13 – DECAY: The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be something that has been derelict or neglected or decaying in nature.
Ex: Abandoned buildings, rusting vehicles, signs, wood, logs, etc.
December 11 – CELL PHONE IMAGES: The original image must be captured using the camera of a cell phone. Photo editing is allowable as it is for other photos.
January 8 – CREATIVE: The image is manipulated or enhanced with in-camera techniques or with photo enhancement software, filters, plug-ins, or actions showing the maker’s creativity.
Ex: Should be unique and different, perhaps out of the ordinary.
February 12 – SPORTS: The object that is the focus of attention in the image must be predominantly something to do with sports
March 11 – ANYTHING GOES: The image can be anything the rules permit. It’s wide open and everything qualifies as Select. Go for it. Use your imagination and creativity.
April 8 – SHADOWS: The dark shape that appears on a surface when an object blocks light.
May 13 – ARCHITECTURE: Anything related to architecture, buildings, parts of buildings. You may isolate aspects of the subject to emphasize design portions.
June 10 – NATURE: The image must be naturally present in Nature. Techniques that enhance the presentation of the photography without changing the nature story or the pictorial content are permitted. Digital enhancement and manipulation must not be obvious. All adjustments must appear natural. Must not contain any presence of the “hand of man.” Everything must be there naturally, without human intervention. It is your responsibility NOT to enter images where the “hand of man” has been removed after the image was taken, except for cropping.
Unacceptable examples: Cultivated or domestic plants, pets, farm animals, mounted specimens, or set arrangements.
June 24 – End of Season Competition