Contest Categories


Each contest category has both Adult and Youth divisions. The same photograph may be entered in multiple categories, but may not be entered in both the Youth and Adult division. Limit of 10 entries per person; submitting the same photograph to multiple categories counts as multiple entries.

 

Landscapes - Photos of outdoor spaces dominated by natural elements, including traditional landscapes, but also riverscapes, seascapes, snowscapes, etc. Images will be judged on technical skill, composition and creativity.

 

Portraits - Candid or set-up portraiture; self portraits also allowed. No pet photographs. Images will be judged on technical execution, composition and creativity.

 

Wildlife - Photos of undomesticated animals in wild or urban settings. Images will be judged on composition, originality and technical ability.

 

Moments - Candid photography including street photography, photojournalism, humor, sport photography, etc. that captures a moment in time and reflects emotion. Images will be judged on technical skill, composition and timing.


Abstract - Photos that are experimental and conceptual, using lighting, color, contrast, patterns and shapes, etc. to create unique compositions. Images will be judged on creativity and technical execution.


Travel - Images taken anywhere within the world other than in the area within the 650 area code that reveal a sense of place and culture. Images will be judged on technical skill, originality and composition.