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Photographing

Kenton County
Photography

Fine Art Exhibit

Beginning 2023, all previous exhibitor numbers will be obsolete.  Every person who plans to enter projects in the Open Exhibit Building must obtain a new exhibitor number by calling the Kenton County Extension Office at 859-356-3155 and requesting a new number.  Numbers can also be obtained day of drop off, but obtaining the number ahead of time will streamline the entry process.  If you enter projects using your old number, you will not receive premiums.

Classes:

  • CH - Child (Age 3-6) Ribbon Only-Entries in all categories from a child in this age group will be accepted for exhibition BUT will not be judged competitively.

  • C1 – Children (Age 7-9)

  • C2 - Children (Age 10-13)

  • J1 – Junior (Age 14-18

  • A1 - Adult (Age 19-64)Seniors (Age 65 plus)

Classes
Divisions

Divisions:

Heading Color Division

  • PC1 – Photo Story Board/Photo Journalism-Photos must stand alone in telling a story. No less than 3 photos and no more than 6 photos.

  • PC2 – Inanimate Structure Capturing a Face-like Image (eyes, nose mouth)

  • PC3 – A Visit to a US National Park (Identify Location)

  • PC4 – Nature: Scenery, Landscapes, Landmarks

  • PC5 – Nature: Large Non-farm Animals, Fish, Insects or Small

Animals

  • PC6 – Still Life

  • PC7 – Portrait-Posed or Candid

  • PC8 - A Day at the Zoo (Animals only)

  • PC9 - A Day at the Zoo (Other zoo sites, no animals)

Black and White Division

  • PBW1 – Photo Story Board/Photo Journalism-Photos must stand alone in telling a story. No less than 3 photos and no more than 6 photos.

  • PBW2 – Inanimate Structure Capturing a Face-like Image (eyes, nose mouth)

  • PBW3 – A Visit to a US National Park (Identify Location)

  • PBW4 – Nature: Scenery, Landscapes,

Landmarks

 

  • PBW5 – Nature: Large non-Farm Animals, Fish, Insects or Small Animals

  • PBW6 – Still Life:

  • PBW7 – Portrait-Posed or Candid

  • PBW8 - A Day at the Zoo (Animals only)

  • PBW9 - A Day at the Zoo (Other zoo sites, no animals)

Feature Photography Division

 

  • PF1 – Digital Collage-multiple images cropped, resized & combined into one image- minimal size is 8"X10”, completed using computer program

  • PF2 - Photography Collage (using individual already-printed photos to tell a story or present a total photo image)(judging based on imagery, creativeness & quality)

  • PF3 – Digital Illustration-single heavily edited 8 X 12" image, dramatic editing & changes may include cropping, sharpening/blurring, brightness/contrast, addition/removal, change in color, use of filters and effects. *Attach note card to back describing editing techniques & copy of original print.

  • PF4 - Monochrome Photo (other than Black & White) Video Division-Attach written statement: Why is it worth sharing, what did it mean to you?

  • PV5 - Video Story (self)

  • PV6 - Video Story (nature)

  • PV7 - Video Story (global travel)

  • PV8 - Video Story (farming in Kenton County)

Rules

Rules:

  1. Contest open to all amateur photographers. (Any person who derives any income from any phase of photography is considered a professional and not eligible in the amateur showing.)

  2. Photos and videos must have been taken by entrant from July 10, 2022 through July 10, 2023.

  3. Open to all residents of Kentucky.

  4. Only one entry per category.

  5. No photo of same subject may be entered in two different categories.

  6. Photo entries must be mounted securely and displayed on sturdy mat boardappropriate in size to photo. Rubber cement or dry mounting tissue is recommended. DO NOT use photo mounting corners. No entries will be accepted in frames or with glass.

  7. All video submissions must be 30-60 seconds and submitted on thumb/flash drive. Do not use copyrighted materials.

  8. Nature category may be divided into various sub-categories for judging at the discretion of Fair coordinators and judges: (i.e. nature/animal; nature/fish; etc.)

  9. The Kenton County Fair Association will make every reasonable effort to provide for the protection of the exhibits; however, they are not responsible for damage and accidents.

  10. Registration will be with a number assigned to each exhibitor. If you have participated at the Kenton County Fair in previous years, you will use the same number previously assigned. If you are a new exhibitor, you must obtain a number. To obtain information on your past number, or to register for a new exhibitor number, call the Kenton County Extension Office at 859-356-3155.

  11. Entry Deadline: Sunday, July 9, 2023, 1:00 - 3:00 P.M. Pickup is Sunday July 16, 2023, 12:00 P.M. - 2:00 P.M.

Judging

Judging: 

  • Decision of judges is final.

  • Photography Judging will be based on:

    • Composition

    • Creativity

    • Challenge of subject matter

    • Story telling quality 

    • Technical (focus & exposure

    • Impact​

Awards

​Class Winners:

  • ​1st -Blue ribbon-$6.00,

  • 2nd -Red ribbon-$4.00,

  • 3rd -White ribbon-$2.00

Division Winners

  • Best of Show in Classes: ribbon-$10.00

  • Overall Best of Show: ribbon-$25.00

Coordinator:

Cathy Kunkel-Mains

(859) 512-9882

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