Photo Contest

CNPA Outer Banks Quarterly Photo Contest Guidelines

Photo Contest Entry Guidelines

1. Only Digital Images Will Be Allowed.

2. The CNPA OBX Region Quarterly Photo Contest Is Open Only To All Outer Banks CNPA members. Members who have submitted contest images do not have to be present at the meeting in which the quarterly photo contest is held.

3. Maximum of Two Images Per Member

4. All images must be submitted as JPEG files.

5. The images must be sized at 1024 pixels on the longest side, and the file size must be less than 500kb. The JPEG image quality setting that adjusts the compression may need to be reduced in order to bring the file size within the maximum size limit.

6. The contest theme will be “your best two images from the last quarter,” which means the submitted images will need to have been taken within the three months prior to the date of the quarterly contest. Example: the topic for April’s quarterly contest: “your best two images taken from January 1, 2009 through March 31, 2009.”

Additional topics may be used and will be announced before each quarterly contest. All images submitted in all contests must be nature images with less than 25% of man-made subjects such as fence, posts, buildings, etc.

7. There Should Be No Copyright Notice or Photographers Name Visible On The Submitted Contest Images. Please include copyright notice in the embedded EXIF or IPTC Data of each image submitted.

8. All images must be submitted by email in the proper format and size to Lori A. Cash, Regional Co-Coordinator, at A title must be provided for each image. Please put title of image in the file name.

9. All digital images must be submitted by the specified deadline which will be one week prior to the monthly meeting in which the quarterly photo contest is held. Example: April’s quarterly photo contest will be held at the April 13th meeting, and the deadline to submit images will be midnight on April 6,
2009. In the event of a rescheduled competition, the revised submission deadline will be indicated in an announcement.

10. All contest images should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photos that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization will be disqualified. Acceptable are adjustments to color, contrast, brightness and sharpness, removal of dust and scratches, and cropping. Not acceptable are photo composites (combination of two or more photos, not of the same scene), cloning or the addition, duplication, deletion or moving of objects in the photos.

11. Judging will be done by peers based on composition, creativity, details and overall presentation.

12. All winning images will be displayed on the CNPA Outer Banks Region website.