Karamea Photography Competition 2015

Photo Uploading
Photo submissions must be uploaded from 1 September through 31 October.
Scans of negatives, transparencies, or photographic prints are acceptable.
For all categories other than 'Digitally Altered' the photograph, in its entirety, must be a single work of original material taken by the contest entrant.
For the category 'Digitally Altered' entries can contain altered images using editing programs like Photoshop, but all original images used to create the final entry must be the entrant's.
Image size must not exceed 800 pixels on the longest side.
Each photo file should be less than 2MB.
You can upload two (2) photos in any or each of the eight (8) categories.
Categories are:
1) Karamea  2) Black & White / Sepia  3) Precious Moments  4) Industry  5) Message
6) Surreal  7) Digitally Altered  8) Photos taken from a cellphone

Although the upload interface will let you upload photos at higher resolution, the photo will degrade on quality as it will be automatically resized to the maximum allowed resolution.
To retain high quality of your photos we suggest that you resize the pictures before uploading.

Here are few links to websites with instructions on how to resize your photos depending on your computer's operating system.

Mac OS X - How to Resize a Photo Using Preview

Windows 8 - How to Resize a Picture

Windows 7 - How to Resize a Photo Using MS Paint

Windows Vista - How to Resize Photos in Windows Live Photo Gallery

Alternatively you can use a free photo editing software like GIMP or Picasa

Voting (Rating of Photos)
On-line voting will take place from 1 November through 30 November.
Voting will be anonymous. No one will be able to view the stars awarded until after the voting period has closed.
Please assign a number of stars to each photo where 10 stars is best.
You will be able to change your rating of each photo anytime through 30 November.

*** Only entrants with a Karamea or Little Wanganui postal address will be eligible to receive prizes. ***

Awards: Category Winners
The photos receiving the most stars in each of the eight categories will be recognized as the category winner.
Each category winner will receive $20, plus a 25 x 37.5cm photographic print of their winning entry.

Awards: Grand Prize
The photo receiving the most stars will be deemed the overall competition winner.
Grand Prize winner will receive $80, plus a 40 x 50cm photographic print of their winning entry.

*** Only entrants with a Karamea or Little Wanganui postal address will be eligible to receive prizes. ***

If you have questions about the photography competition rules, or you have any problems uploading photos, or voting online, please let us know through the Website Feedback submission form or contact one of us directly using the contact details below.

Kathy Ramsey   Chairperson, Karamea Community Arts Council (wickaat@hotmail.com)

Radek   Web Lackey (radek@karamea.org.nz)

This Competition is a Production of and Sponsored by the
Karamea Community Arts Council

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