How should I send my entries?
New this year, we prefer that you email your photos to email@example.com. Please use “NC 4-H Photo Contest 2012” as your subject, and include an entry form with your email (you can attach it to the email or type its information directly into your email.)
What do the winners receive as awards?
Ribbons are awarded for 1st, 2nd, 3rd Place and Honorable Mention. Each winner also receives a congratulatory letter from the Department of Communication Services. Winning entries are reproduced on a display board that travels across the state during the year, and they are also displayed on the 4-H Photography Contest webpage.
Can the winners keep the mounted copies of their photos that are used in the actual display?
The copies that are made from the winning photos and then mounted for use in the display will remain in the exhibit to be displayed at selected meetings and events throughout the year. The display with the new winners is unveiled at 4-H Congress each year.
Will the winners be announced in any newspapers?
Perhaps! This is up to the discretion of the individual county 4-H agents to contact their local newspapers about the 4-H'ers who have received awards in this contest.
Is there always a "Best of Show" winner?
No, "Best of Show" winners are designated as such when the judges feel that a particular 1st place photo is clearly deserving of extra recognition. It is a great honor for the photographer and a real treat for the judges when we discover such an image!
Will participants receive a written critique of their entries?
Since the judges are asked to review a very large number of photo entries, they are not required to provide written critiques. We received close to two hundred entries last year and just don’t have the staff to individually critique each one. However, we do try to provide general information about what the judges liked and why they chose certain winners in a given year.