2016 Call for Entries
Twenty Ninth Annual InFocus Competition and Exhibition
2016 CALL FOR ENTRIES
March 13, 2016 - Saturday, March 26, 2016
Angelos Hall, Columbia, CA
22760 Main Street, Columbia, CA 95310
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 five categories: Landscapes, Nature, People, Man-Made 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 photography and digitally enhanced photography.
Cash prizes, ribbons and merchandise 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, a ribbon and merchandise. The Charles Moore Excellence in Photography Award* winner will receive $250 and a trophy. Recipients of Sponsor Awards will receive $25 and a ribbon. A People’s Choice merchandise award will be presented at the end of the show to the photograph receiving the most votes by gallery viewers.
Conditions of Entry
$30 for the first two images and $10 per image for each additional entry.
Calendar of Events
December 4, 2015 – Online entry begins at 6:00 a.m.
January 29, 2016 – Last day to submit images. Entry closes at 6:00 p.m.
February 21, 2016 – Accepted art notifications sent via email and displayed on the website no later than this date.
March 11-12, 2016 – 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 13, 2016 – Exhibition is open to the public at 2:00 p.m.
March 13, 2016 – Reception and presentation of awards to artists from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. March 26, 2016 – 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.