Minnesota 4-H statewide photography elements photo contest
Wednesday, July 1, 2020 - Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Submit up to three images that best demonstrate one of these photography elements: light, color, composition, leading lines, depth of field or shutter speed. You could win a prize!
Find lessons on these photography elements on the Minnesota 4-H Photography Project Facebook and Instagram pages and our website. Each image must demonstrate a different element of photography. Submit your entries between 1 a.m. on July 1 and 11:59 p.m. on July 15.
We will award prizes to the best image for each of the six elements of photography.
- Photographers with the top six images will receive a table top tripod.
- 10 randomly selected participants will receive a lens-cleaning cloth and a 4-H swag bag.
An online slideshow will feature images from the contest. You will receive feedback on your images from our 4-H volunteer photography judges. All decisions are final.
Register for the photo contest using the registration button below. Once your 4-H enrollment has been verified, you will receive an email with detailed instructions and how to submit.
- Register for the elements photo contest using the registration button above.
- We'll verify that you are enrolled in 4-H, then email you details on the photography elements and how to submit them.
- Choose 1-3 different elements to demonstrate in your image submission. Links to video lessons describing each element will also be included.
- After taking the photos, rename the photo file like this:
Your county, your initials and photography element in that image
(ex. Polk_CR_leading lines, Polk_CR_light, Polk_CR_color)
- Send low res jpg* images to firstname.lastname@example.org and include:
- Your first name and last initial
- Your county
- The element of photography each photo demonstrates
- (*low resolution is considered equivalent to 2400x1600 px @150dpi)
- Your entry will be confirmed via email and sent to judges.
A panel of 4-H volunteer judges will determine which images best demonstrate the six elements, based on overall image quality, technical ability and how well the photographer followed instructions.