Annual New Mexico Photo Art Show


2017–2018
Exhibition Results

The results of the monthly Judged Exhibitions
September
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
May
2016-2017 Photographer of the Year Awards
 

Barry Schwartz is this years Exhibition Chair. If you have questions
or suggestions, send an e-mail to;  [email protected]

Also, contact Barry if you would like to be on the Exhibition team. 


Please familiarize yourself with the Exhibition Rules and summary below.

Click here:  Exhibition Rules for additional details of the rules.

 Take a look at the brief presentation  that provides Perspectives in Composition....   You may also want to look at the great photographs submitted in prior exhibitions.  A link to the various Galleries is at the top of this web page..

The second meeting of each month is devoted to our Photography Exhibition.
Members submit their images using our  Exhibition online entry form 

  • Use the online form  for submitting digital entries & digital images of  print entries.
  • You may enter one digital image and one print for each monthly Exhibition.
  • When entering the Title of your image;  Enter it in 30 characters or less.
  • Use characters only  — no apostrophes, exclamation points, question marks, quotations, periods, underscores or other symbols.
  • Digital images must be in JPG format and should be between 2-8 MB in size (in order to be viewed properly by the judge, and to look good on the projector during the Exhibition).
  • Suggest you use sRGB as it should result in more accurate and consistent colors on monitor s and the Projectors.
  • Check that all fields have been completed before you hit the "upload your image" button
  • Wait 20-30 seconds for your image to upload before  leaving the web page.
  • Prints are brought to the Exhibition table at the first meeting each month. The back of Prints must be marked, e.g., A-Open-Red and Green
  • Print size must be sized between 8”x10” and 16”x 20”.  NOTE,  a "pano" or panoramic image may be smaller than 8 inches wide, but cannot exceed 20 inches in length.  A border / matting of 3 inches (or less) may be added to all sides.  Prints must be mounted on rigid board or matted so they are 3/16 (or less) inch thick.  Glass and/or  plexiglass are not allowed.

Submit your image(s) using the online entry form starting  the day after each Exhibition (usually Friday) 
up until 10:00 pm, 2 days before the following Speakers Meeting
.  


Each month we present a different judge from among the top photographers in the Albuquerque area. Having a professional critique of your work is a great way to improve your photographs and learn from critiques of both your images and those from other members.

While the main value is his/her educational critique, images are also scored by the judge, who awards 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and Honorable Mentions in each of the Groups (Divisions B, A and AA) and Categories (see the Exhibition Rules for an explanation of these terms). Images are scored using merit points for ribbons awarded;  100 points for 1st place, 70 points for 2nd place, 40 points for 3rd place, and 20 points for Honorable Mention. Judges will be asked  to critique each print and projected digital image  based on their judgment of the photographs with regard to originality, creativity, composition, technical quality, and impact.  

New and less experienced members and those who have not entered many images into Competitions or Exhibitions  usually enter in the "B" Group. More experienced members, including those who regularly enter into Competitions and Exhibitions should exhibit in the "A" Group.  The most accomplished present their work in the "AA" Group. The ELCC Exhibition Rules explain how one moves from B to A to AA.

Photographs can be submitted in any combination of two media: Digital image files for projection and prints.  All entries must have been exposed by the entrant. For any image that has been produced using photo-editing software, all major parts of the image, except for a digitally-produced mat, must have been captured by a camera.  There are also two categories for Exhibition entries - Assigned and Open.  Effective September, 2015, judges will no longer be changing the category of the image.  The judge should include in their critique why they believe an image was not correctly categorized, and this may have impact on their scoring of an image. Nudity is not allowed in images for the monthly Exhibitions.

Digital images of prints are a requirement for monthly print entries to be judged and exhibited.  They must be entered using the online entry tool by 10:00 pm two days before the Speakers meeting, as described above. 

Submitals:   

Each member may enter up to two images each month. The two images shall consist of no more than one digital image and one print.  There are no requirements or restrictions on entering in the Open or Assigned categories.

Digital images must not show the makers name when they are projected.  You are not required to delete your name from the metadata including the copyright information.  You may not embed a copyright notice in the image so that it shows when projected.

Prints must not show he makers name on either the front or back of the print or backing material.

Images that have been awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or Honorable Mention during an ELCC Monthly Exhibition or End of Year “Picture of the Year” Award may never be re-entered into a Monthly Exhibition.

Images that have never been awarded 1st, 2nd, 3rd and/or Honorable Mention during an ELCC Monthly Exhibition or End of Year “Picture of the Year” may be re-entered into the monthly Exhibition and End of Year “Picture of the Year” one time.

Images that are re-entered must have the same image title as the original entry.


End of Year Awards:  

The awards for the photographers in the club who have the highest average "merit points" from ribbons awarded during the year are the;

Photographer of the Year Awards   
are given for the highest average of merit points, which are given for ribbons awarded  during the monthly exhibitions, over the course of the year  in both the "Assigned" and "Open" categories.  Members must have entered at least 6 images in the respective categories.  The "Overall High Average" of merit points, which are given for ribbons awarded during the monthly exhibitions, is also recognized.  Overall High Average is an average of all images submitted during the year by persons who have submitted at least 8 images, with at least wo of the eight images being  in the "assigned" category. This helps ensure the breadth of skill desired for promotion.  Digital image merit points  are averaged with print image merit points  for all Photographer of the Year Awards.  These awards are given to each Group (AA, A, and B).

End of Year Awards:  To Enter images for Picture of the Year End of Year Awards, use this Entry Form
       
ALL ENTRIES MUST BE MADE USING THE ONLINE ENTRY FORM BY 10:00 PM, FRIDAY, MAY 26.

Picture of the Year Awards are given in each Division (Digital and Prints), as described in the Exhibition Rules.  In addition, an "Overall Picture of the Year" is awarded to the member whose image is selected by the End of Year judging team to be the best of the images that were received 1st Place awards. These awards are given to each Group (AA, A, and B).  For Picture of the Year Awards, each member may enter up to three images in a Division (Digital, Prints) for a total of four images. The images will be submitted before or at the last regular meeting of the year and each must have been entered in one of the monthly Exhibitions of that Club year, though they need not have placed in that Exhibition

Promotion to the Next Highest Level   Thiis is based on the "overall High Average" awards (see above) for persons who are in the top 20 percent of the B and A Groups will be promoted to the next higher Group during the end of year awards ceremony.       

           ------- Thanks to the  2017-2018  Exhibition Team:  Carol Dickey, Julie Mason, Mark Werner, Sherry Huse and Eric Jones  --------

Assigned Categories for 2017—2018

Month Assigned Topic Judge(s)
September 14, 2017  Humor  Kent Winchester
October 19  Images that can only be created by a camera e.g. motion blur  Dana Foy
November 16  Skewed View  Carl Jamison & wife
December 21  Waves (sand/water/clouds/etc.)  Michael DeYoung
January 18  2018  Black and White  Gary Lamott
February 15  Shadows and Light  Keith Bauer
March 15  Nature  Doug Brown
April 19  Untamed  Sandy Corless
May 17  Aged  Lisa Tannenbaum
June 28  End of Year Banquet (Picture of the Year Judges)  LeRoy Perea plus 2, TBD