Display Class II

The Ampol Orrungroj Award for Excellence in Plumeria Photography

2014 Plumeria Photography Winner “Cerise”

You may enter up to TWO 5×7 glossy finish photos (per person). We will mat the photos with a standard mat for display. Photos must be previously unpublished, taken within the last year, only contain flowers and plants, no people, animals or insects.

This year, we are asking that the top 3 winners of this display class submit a digital copyrighted version of their winning photo entries after the show. Judging will be on the physical print, since print quality is one of the criteria.

If Photoshop is used to enhance the photograph, entrants must do their own Photoshop work and not hire someone else to do so. No composite images are allowed.

Entry grants SCPS the right to replicate the photo in a newsletter or other SCPS publications without remuneration; exhibitor’s copyright will be noted in any use.

Exhibitors will not be allowed to keep the mats after the competition, except the top 3 winners.

Photos must be picked up by 2PM on Sunday.

Pre-Registration: Exhibitors must pre-register their entries with the Flower Show Coordinators by August 30th to allow planning for adequate display space. Email Kim and Maggie at schultz.kim@gmail.com and maggieforys@earthlink.net to register.

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    Entry Requirements

    • 5×7 photographs. Glossy finish only. We will mat the photos in a standard mat for display.
    • The Exhibitor must be the photographer. Photos must be previously unpublished and taken since January 1, 2022. They must only contain flower and plants; no people or animals/insects.
    • A copyrighted, digital version of the photo is to be submitted for the top 3 winning entries by Tuesday, Sept 3rd. You will be notified by the show coordinators. The judge will not see the digital copies, since they have names attached. Judging will be on the physical print, since print quality is one of the criteria.
    • If Photoshop is used to enhance the photograph, entrants must do their own Photoshop work and not hire someone else to do so.  No composite images will be allowed.
    • Pre-Registration: Exhibitors must pre-register their entries with the Flower Show Coordinators by August 30th to allow planning for adequate display space. Email Kim and Maggie at schultz.kim@gmail.com and maggieforys@earthlink.net to register.
    • There will be a maximum of 2 photos per exhibitor.
    • Photos will be submitted at the Photograph Display table by the exhibitor from 0830-1100 am on Saturday, September 1st. Late entries will not be accepted. The name of the flower(s) variety must be identified on the entry card.
    • Exhibitors will not be allowed to keep the mats after the competition, except for the top 3 winners.
    • Photos must be picked up by 2 pm on Sunday otherwise, you may pick up your print from the awards basket on the flower show table at the luau or subsequent meetings for the following year.
    • Ribbons will be awarded to 1st Place, 2nd Place and 3rd Place selections. The 1st Place winner will also receive a beautiful Rosette ribbon and his/her name will be added to the Perpetual Trophy for this year.
    • The Winning photograph is not eligible for the Jeanette Mattson Best in Show award.
    • Decisions by the Judges and Show Staff as directed by the Judges are final.
    • Entry grants SCPS the right to replicate the photo in newsletter or other SCPS publications without remuneration; exhibitor’s copyright will be noted in any use. Exhibitor may be asked to provide the digital source file for the SCPS.

    Judging Guidelines

    Below are elements that the photo judge will be looking for:

    • Use of light: photography literally means “light writing,” so good use of light makes the difference between a “record” and a photograph.
    • Composition: While it’s not mandatory to compose using the “rule of thirds” or the “golden mean,” these tend to be the most impactful compositions. The composition should be free of extraneous elements that detract from the image.
    • Clarity/sharpness: Images should be tack sharp, but not obviously over sharpened.
    • Depth of field: Unless there is an artistic merit for doing so, the entire bloom should be in focus. Out of focus backgrounds are desirable so they don’t distract from the image.
    • Subject: There should be a recognizable subject in the image. The subject should be interesting and draw the viewer in. The viewer should want to spend time with the photo.
    • Print quality: The physical print should not have bends, scratches or other physical defects. The print should not be washed out or “muddy.”.
    • Visual impact: A winning image is one that makes the viewer stop and say “WOW.”