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Photo Contest

SECTION 7. Photo Contest Rules

  1. Definition – Competitive event for photographs; all entries shall be judged by a team of experienced judges in accordance with the current Photo Contest Judging Guidelines.
  2. Additional Requirements – In addition to the general requirements listed under General Contest information the following also apply.
    1. Photos produced using either film or digital cameras are permitted.
    2. Each member shall be limited to a maximum of ten (10) entries with a maximum of five (5) entries in one category.
    3. Prints shall be mounted on flat, rigid board or matted with similar material - no folders or glass frames are allowed. Photo and mount shall not exceed 12" x 16" (30cm x 40cm) in size. Minimum mount size is 8" x 10" (20cm x 25cm) and minimum print size is 5" x 7" (13cm x 18cm).
    4. Slides must be in standard 2" by 2" (5cm x 5cm) mounts, and shall be marked on the lower left-hand edge as the slide is viewed. (See figure 1). This puts the mark on the top outside edge when the slide is correctly oriented and loaded in a carousel for projection.
    5. Prints shall have the entrant's name on the back; slides shall have the entrant's name on the mount. Prints may be titled on the front. Prints with the entrant's name on the front will not be accepted.
    6. Exposure of the original slide or photo must have been made by the entrant and cannot have won a first place at any previous National Convention

  3. Categories – Each entry shall be placed in a single category as follows:
    1. Model–Black & White Print
    2. Model–Color Print
    3. Model–Slides
    4. Prototype–Black & White Print
    5. Prototype–Color Print
    6. Prototype–Slides
    7. Display Only – Not to be judged
  4. Awards
    1. Place Awards – Plaques shall be given for first, second and third Place in each category. Honorable Mention Certificates may be awarded at the discretion of the judges.
    2. NMRA Special Awards – Best of Show Award – Shall be awarded to the photo judged to be the best entry.
  5. Forms
    1. Contest Entry Form, (#901)