Photography Competition Rules for 2011

January 7, 2011

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   Find included in this email the Photography Competition rules for the 2011 ADS Convention in Jackson, Mississippi. Entries are due March 11.
   If you entered the competition last year in Murphys, CA, there are very few changes. However there is a change in the mounted size and there are two new photography classes.
   The entry form has also been changed.  If you’re coming to the convention, don’t worry about needing an entry form; we will help you attach the form at the Hilton Jackson.
   My email and phone are below, and I would be happy to answer any questions you might have.  We are in the Central time zone.
  We hope to have the most entries ever, but we need your participation for that to happen.



The American Daffodil Society Photography division celebrates the daffodil.

1. Exhibitors must register in advance by contacting the Photography Chair or indicating on the Convention Registration form the intention to exhibit and the number of photographs, if known. There is no entry fee, and exhibitors need not be members of the ADS. An e-mail indication of intent to display, or a printed indication sent by mail, will suffice. This should be sent to Ralph Sowell at the address below. Include a return address or e-mail.

2. All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and must contain images of one or more daffodils as required by the class. Entries must not have won a First Place award in any class in a previous ADS National show.

3. Classes are open to color or monochrome photographs and will be subdivided if needed. An exhibitor may make up to two entries in a class, up to 8 photographs in total.

4. Photographs should be mounted on light-weight white or neutral stiff card stock or preferably white foam board, which is easily obtained at art stores. Matting (over the print and backing) cannot be used. Minimum print size is 5×7 inches, and maximum mounted size is 11×9 inches – No exceptions. (For example, if you have an 8 x 10 photograph, you may leave ½ inch white border around all 4 sides.) No glass or frame should be used. The photographer’s name and address should be shown on the back of the mounting board.

5. An entry card must be attached to each exhibit on the bottom side. On the face of the card, record the class and the title of the photo. For an entry in class P3, indicate on the entry card the location where the photograph was taken. The face of the entry card (below the fold) should have the name of the photographer. Entry forms can be obtained from Chairman Sowell by emailing, calling, or writing to the address below (8).  If you are coming to the convention, you can wait until you arrive and entry forms will be available at the Photography Competition Display in the Hilton Jackson.

6. If warranted by the quality or quantity of entries, classes may be further subdivided. First, Second, Third, and Honorable Mention awards will be given as merited in each subdivision. The ADS Wells Knierim Ribbon for Best Photograph in Show will be awarded.

7. The American Daffodil Society will exercise caution in safeguarding exhibits but cannot assume responsibility for lost or damaged photographs.

8. Exhibitors may send entries by mail to Ralph Sowell, Franklin Printers Inc., 330 Commerce Park Drive, Jackson, MS 39213. Daytime Telephone is 601-982-9383 – OR – exhibitors may bring their entries to the registration table Thursday, March 11, between 3 and 9 pm in the Hilton Jackson corridor outside of Salon A, B, and C.  Entries will NOT be accepted after 9 pm Thursday, except in case of an emergency. For further information about the Photography Division, contact Ralph Sowell by e-mail at  title=.

9. Exhibitors who mail their entries AND who will not be at the show should make prior arrangements (and advance payment) with the photography chairman for the return of their entries. All other entries should be retrieved by their exhibitor (or designated alternate) at the close of the show. Those not picked up, or without pickup arrangements, will become the property of the American Daffodil Society and may be disposed of or may be used in future displays and publications.


Photography Class Criteria Class

Portraits of Daffodils – a close-up of a single daffodil bloom  P1

Portraits of Daffodils – a close-up of more than one bloom or up to

three blooms of the same cultivar . P1a

Daffodils in the Landscape or Garden . P2

Daffodils in their Native or Natural Habitat . P3

Daffodils and Children  P4

Daffodils and Adults  P4a

Daffodils and Animals  P5

An arranged still life incorporating daffodils  P6

Abstract or special effects incorporating daffodils or

Daffodil elements.   P7



Ralph Sowell
Franklin Printers,Inc.
330 Commerce Park Drive
Jackson, MS 39213
Daytime Phone 601.982.9383

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