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REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED FOR ALL CLASSES. NO FURTHER ENTRIES ARE BEING ACCEPTED.
R. Ellen Avellino:
1. Exhibitor Eligibility
All classes are open to the public. Class 9 is limited to Novices only. A Novice is a person who has never won a blue ribbon or special/top award in the Photography Division at The Newport Flower Show or at any major show sponsored by any national organization.
2. Photograph Entry Eligibility
a. Exhibitor may register upo to two (2) digital images (each in a separate class) in this Show
b. Exhibitor may not register an image previously entered in printed form at The Newport Flower Show. or in any other show.
c. Exhibitor may not register an image that has won a blue ribbon or special/top award at any other Show.
3. Required Advance Registration; Entry Processes
For all classes, Exhibitor complies with “Digital Image Registration” (Rule 6). If Committee accepts a registered image to be printed and entered in the Show, Exhibitor then follows “Submission of Printed Photograph” (Rule 8) and all Additional Guidelines, Rules and Procedures (which will be sent with Show acceptance notice).
4. Jurying and Judging of Entries
a. All classes are to be juried and judged (except Class 9). Before the Show, a panel of judges/experts juries up to the eighteen (18) earliest time-receipted registered digital images that conform to the Show guidelines, rules and class requirements, and then selects up to the six (6) highest scoring to be accepted and printed as Show entries, and the next three (3) highest for a wait list. At the Show, a different panel then judges the entered printed photos and selects the winners of the ribbons and special/top awards.
b. Class 9 is to be judged only. Class 9 is not juried. In Class 9, Committee accepts up to the six (6) earliest time-receipted registered digital images to be printed as Show entries, with the next three (3) earliest for a wait list. At the Show, a panel then judges the entered printed photos and selects the winners of the ribbon placements and special/top awards.
5. Optional Statement of Intent/Title of Photo
A statement of intent and/or title of the photo are allowed if either/both do not exceed two hundred (200) characters, with spaces. Exhibitor writes the statement/title on Registration Form with digital image submission. It may not be changed. Committee may correct any not conforming to meet character/space limitation.
6. Digital Image Registration
Between Thursday, February 4 and Monday, February 29, 2016, Exhibitor registers and submits digital image. Exhibitor completes Photography Registration Form. Exhibitor follows on-line instructions to upload digital image.
7. Digital Image Specifications
Orientation (portrait, landscape) is Exhibitor’s choice. Digital image is required to be JPEG format, sized between 2 and 5 megabytes. Exhibitor re-titles image file to this photo tag: Exhibitor’s Last Name, First Name, Class Number, i.e., Doe,Jane,4.
8. Submission of Printed Photograph
Only after receiving notice of acceptance as a Show entry and reading Additional Guidelines, Rules and Procedures enclosed with the acceptance notice, Exhibitor, between Friday, April 8 and Wednesday, April 27, prepares printed photo and two (2) copies of Entry Label (also to be sent with acceptance notice). Exhibitor sends printed photo and copies of Entry Labels, via US Postal Service, Priority Mail or Priority Express, both with tracking or hand-delivers to:
The Newport Flower Show
424 Bellevue Avenue
Newport, RI 02840
Committee will acknowledge receipt of printed photo and copies of Entry Label via email.
9. Printed Photograph Specifications
Digital image and printed photo should match in all respects, except overall photo resolution. Surface finish is Exhibitor’s choice. Total perimeter dimension may not exceed 50”, as mounted. Exhibitor mounts photo onto black foam core, the exact size of photo, without border (flush mount). Exhibitor secures all sides of photo. Please avoid double-sided tape. No mat over-lay, glass or framing. A professional may print/mount, if no change to the photo, except overall photo resolution. Committee will provide hanging apparatus.
10. Photograph Manipulation
This Show allows any manipulation, at any stage, if done solely by Exhibitor before registration/submission of digital image. Each photo must be exclusive work of Exhibitor.
11. Plant Material
Plant material is required in Classes 3 (in at least one part or section), 6, 7, 9 and 10 and encouraged in Classes 1, 2, 4, 5 and 8. Exhibitor lists identifiable plant material with common/botanical names and/or notes unidentifiable plant material, if any, on Registration Form.
12. Ribbon Placements, Class Judging Eligibility
The judges/experts may give only one (1) of each ribbon placement (1st, 2nd and 3rd), but may give multiple 4th (HM) ribbon placements in each class, except Class 10 (Par) allows multiples of each ribbon (1st, 2nd and 3rd), but no 4th (HM). To be judged, a class requires a minimum of three (3) entries.
13. Judging and Awarding Criteria
Each panel of judges/experts uses the applicable “Scale of Points,” below, as the respective judging criteria for all ribbon placements. The special/top awards and their respective judging criteria are located in the schedule booklet.
Scale of Points
a) For all Classes, Except Class 4
Technical Skills 20
b) For Class 4 (Creative Techniques)
Technical Skills 20
Committee will send additional rules, guidelines and procedures with notices of acceptance/waitlist.