2018 Call for Entries
Thirty First Annual InFocus Competition and Exhibition
2018 CALL FOR ENTRIES
31st Annual InFocus Competition and Exhibition
Sunday, March 4, 2018 - Sunday, March 18, 2018
Angelos Hall, Columbia, CA
Entries are to be submitted electronically for the jurying process via the web-based competition management system, Smarter Entry. Only photos that are accepted for display through the jurying process will need to be framed and delivered for exhibition.
Entries will be juried from the web-based competition management system “Smarter Entry” to select the accepted works. Awards will be made by the jurors viewing the accepted works after the entries have been received by InFocus. Accepted entries may be disqualified by the InFocus Committee or the judges if they fail to comply with framing rules or vary significantly from the electronic version of the photo.
Photographs will be judged in six categories: Landscapes, Water in All Its Forms, Nature, In the Moment, Still Life/Found Object, and Elements of Design. Definitions of these categories and examples of each are available on the InFocus website at http://www.infocus-tcaa.org/categories.html. Each category may have both color and monochrome images. Submissions of original works of photographic art may include but are not limited to classic film and digital photography.
Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded in each category: $200 for First Place, $100 for Second Place and $50 for Third Place. Additional ribbons will be awarded for Honorable Mention and Judge’s Choice. The Best of Show will receive $300 and a ribbon. The Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award* winner will receive $250, a ribbon and a trophy. Recipients of other Sponsor Awards will receive $25 and a ribbon. A People’s Choice award will be presented at the end of the show to the photograph receiving the most votes by gallery viewers. Each award may also be eligible for a merchandise prize.
Conditions of Entry
$35 for the first two images and $10 per image for each additional entry.
Calendar of Events
November 30, 2017 Online entry begins at 6:00 a.m.
January 22, 2018 Last day to submit images. Entry closes at 6:00 p.m.
February 13, 2018 Accepted notifications sent via email and posted on the website by this date.
March 2-3, 2018 Accepted art must be hand delivered to Angelos Hall in Columbia:
Friday from noon through 5:00 p.m.
Saturday from 9:00 a.m. through noon
March 4, 2018 Exhibition is open to the public at 5:00 p.m.
March 4, 2018 Reception and presentation of awards to artists from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
March 18, 2018 Artists pick up their entries between 3:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. at Angelos Hall
*The Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award honors TCAA supporter and nationally renowned photographer, Charles Moore, for an image that is most inspirational in the spirit of Charles’ work – his 1960s Civil Rights work, and Mother Lode photography. This image may be selected from entries in any category. Sponsored by H. Randolph and Betty Holder.