Hosta in Focus questions
- Subject: Hosta in Focus questions
- From: Giboshiman@aol.com
- Date: Wed, 3 Oct 2001 16:12:00 EDT
|I have received two questions about Hosta in Focus that might interest others. The first question is what subject matter will be covered by the judges refresher clinic. At this time only one person is signed up, but if the clinic is held the discussion will focus on problems that occurred during the judging at the National convention.
There have been several requests for the photo competition rules. The photo competition is always an entertaining part of Hosta in Focus. By the way, I failed to include it on the registration form, but I need to receive the registrations 4 days in advance in order to set the food menus etc. Also, the cutoff for hotel rooms is October 10, but I believe I can persuade them to cut us some slack on that this year!
I know I am getting excited about seeing my Hosta friends at HIF, I hope you are too!
Here are the rules:
MID-ATLANTIC REGIONAL PHOTO ESSAY COMPETITION
OFFICIAL CONTEST RULES
GENERAL - ALL CLASSES
In print, video, and slide competitions, the entry must be an essay; there must be a common theme throughout each presentation. All entries must have some connection with hosta. All slides, videos, and prints will remain the property of the maker. The Festival Committee will assume no liability for loss or damage. Limit is one submittal per exhibitor per class. All photography, on-site recording, and show preparation must be the sole work of the entrant, with the exception of commercially recorded music and commercial photographic development. No handouts allowed in any class. Time slots will be assigned as necessary. The Contest Committee will make every effort to maximize presentation of all entries by adjusting presentation time and increasing time for crowded classes as practicable. Any submitter with entries for more than one class should indicate the preferred priority of each entry in case of overcrowded classes. Classes will be filled in the order that registration/entry forms are received. Priority will be given to attendees' over non-attendees' entries when filling classes with additional entries from each submitter. The Contest Committee also reserves the right to stop presenters who have exceeded the time allotted for their presentation. Ribbons (First and Second) will be awarded in each class and an award provided for best in show as voted by the attendees.
PRINT ESSAY - CLASS 1
The entry shall consist of no more than 20 prints, monochrome or color. They shall be mounted on one or two 16" x 20" mounting boards. Title and/or captions must be on the face of the mount(s) and entrant's name on the rear.
PRINT ENLARGEMENT - CLASS 2
The entry shall be a single 8" x 10" color enlargement mounted or displayed in a tabletop frame. Title and/or caption must be on the face of the frame and entrant's name on the rear.
PRINT ALBUM - CLASS 3
The entry shall consist of a single book of prints, monochrome or color. They shall be contained in the album by any means so long as the prints and/or the pages cannot fall out. Title should appear on the cover. The photographs and/or pages may be captioned in any fashion the entrant chooses. Entrant's name should not be present anywhere in the album. The Contest Committee will assign an album number to the entry.
The following applies to all print classes. There will be no live presentations. Photography and preparation must be by the entrant, but commercial prints may be used. Mail-in entries will be accepted and can compete if accompanied by an entry fee. All submissions will be shown and will compete for awards. Judging will be by the audience based upon the following criteria: Photographic quality and excellence, 30 points; Cohesiveness and Continuity, 25 points; Focus on Hosta, 15 points; Impact on Audience, 10 points; Originality of Theme, 10 points; and, Neatness, 10 points.
SILENT SLIDE SHOW - CLASS 4
The entry shall consist of a 20 slide sequence; one projector, timed advance, no sound, one title slide permitted, projected by the Contest Committee. No minimum and a maximum of 30 minutes time may be allocated for this class.
SLIDE ESSAY - CLASS 5
The entry shall consist of a 10-minute maximum essay; one projector, manual or timed advance, live or recorded narrative, with or without music. No minimum and a maximum of 30 minutes time may be allocated for this class.
SLIDE TALK - CLASS 6
The entry shall consist of a 15-minute to 20-minute maximum essay; one projector, manual advance, live narration, no music. No minimum and a maximum of 40 minutes time may be allocated for this class.
The following applies to all slide classes. All slide presentations will use a single screen and Kodak Carousel projector, which will be furnished by the Contest Committee. Entrants may submit a loaded tray or the slides themselves and the Contest Committee will load a tray. Errors in slide presentation resulting from the Contest Committee loading the trays will not be the fault of the entrant. Slide classes will be judged by the audience using the following criteria: Photographic quality and excellence, 25 points; Cohesiveness and Continuity, 20 points; Focus on Hosta, 15 points; Impact on Audience, 10 points; Originality of Theme, 10 points; Timing, 10 points; and, Delivery, 10 points.
Kevin P. Walek