March 29, 2016
Announcing the 8th Annual Laurentian Chapter Photo Contest
The Laurentian Chapter is pleased to announce its 2016 Photo Contest. The photo contest rules have been revised by the chapter executive committee, and are shown below.
Please submit photos to contest organizer Tom Ortmeyer. Digital submissions are preferred. Submissions should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Photos must be taken between October 1, 2015 and September 30, 2016 for this year’s contest. Photos submitted from chapter outings are also automatically entered.
Vision: The goal of the Laurentian Chapter photo contest is to recognize photographs taken by chapter members and guests that highlight and record activities in, around and related to the Adirondack Mountains that support chapter and club goals of education, conservation, advocacy, recreation. Further, the full body of entries to the photo contest are used as a photographic record of the chapter activities in a given year.
Rules and regulations
The contest is open to photos taken by members of the Laurentian Chapter and to photos taken by guests on Laurentian Chapter outings.
Entries will be judged on their attention to the Vision of the contest, technical quality, and artistic expression.
All trip photos sent in for use in chapter publicity during the contest will be entered automatically.
Entrants must allow the photos to be used in chapter publicity.
Photographs must be taken during the contest open dates, typically starting on October 1 and running through September 30 of the following year, in order that contest results can be announced at the Laurentian Chapter annual meeting.
Photos should be submitted digitally, with a file size sufficient for good quality 8 by 10 inch prints.
Preference in judging is given to photos taken in and near the Adirondack Mountains, the Saint Lawrence River Valley and the Ottawa River Valley, plus photos taken on ADK club events. However, any photos supporting the club mission will be considered.
There is no limit to the number of photos that can be entered by any individual. A maximum of three photos by an individual will be recognized by the judges.
Photos will be judged in the following categories:
One entry will be selected as the Grand Prize Winner. The judges will have the discretion to adjust categories as appropriate.
A panel of three judges will review the photo entries and select the winners. They can recognize additional photos with runner up or honorable mention status.
Contest Organizer: The contest organizer will publicize the contest, and seek and gather entries. When the contest closes, the organizer will organize the entries and submit them to the judges. In this submission, the photographers will be identified by number rather than by name. When the judges’ selections have been made, the organizer will arrange for the contest prizes. The judges and organizer will work together to present the prizes at the annual meeting.
The organizer will determine if entries meet the contest vision, and will do a preliminary assignment of photos to individual categories.
Judging: Judges will be selected by the Photo Contest Organizer, from the chapter membership. The organizer will seek to achieve a balance of continuity and freshness in the judging. The judges will make their selections known to the organizer in time for the awards to be made at the Laurentian Chapter annual meeting.
Winning and featured photographs from previous contests can be found on the following pages:
2015 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2014 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2013 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2012 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2011 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2010 Photo Contest Winners Announced
2009 Photo Contest Results
Mar 29, 2016: 2016 Photo Contest Announced