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The Best of Plainfield:
People, Places, and Things

2016 The Eleventh Annual
Plainfield Photography Competition

"The Best of Plainfield" images should capture the people, places and things that the photographer views as important in documenting the Queen City for future generations.

Be creative, think outside the box, and HAVE FUN!

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Please be aware: if you are photographing indoors or in a non-public space, you may need permission to do so.

Submission Deadline is
Friday, September 30, 2016
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Submitted photographs do not have to be taken in 2016, but must be contemporary images with the past two years..

Entry Form available soon.

See below for judging criteria.



Criteria for Winning Photographsl

Photographs are selected through a blind judging process (i. e. photographer names are not presented to the judge). They are evaluated on a variety of criteria, including:

  • Relationship to contest theme
  • Composition - the arrangement of elements in the scene.
  • Cropping - the removal of parts of an image in order to improve the image’s composition.
  • Focus - the clear and sharply-defined condition of an image, as in “This image is in focus,” meaning it is sharp and well-defined.
  • Lighting - time-of-day or artificial illumination
  • Color - accent or overall effect
  • Timing - right-place-at-the-right-time
  • Emotion - such as joy, sadness, whimsy, etc.
  • Unique perspective
  • Creativity

Each of the winning photographs below demonstrate the use of nearly all of these elements.

Criteria

Winning Example

Description

Theme-related weinerman
"Weinerman" by William Monroe
First Place - Amateur
2008 Contest, Storefronts & Shopping Scenes
Composition 7465 "Golden Lamps" by Jackie Schnoop
Second Place - East Side,
2010 Contest, East Side, West Side, All Around the Town
Cropping 7043 "North Avenue Scene" by Paul R. LeGrand
Second Place
2006 Contest, Plainfield In Focus
Focus

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"Strong Family" by Louis Hickman
First Place, Black & White
2007 Contest, Plainfield - A Multicultural Community
Lighting monroe "Netherwood Christmas" by William Monroe
First Place,
2006 Contest, Plainfield In Focus
Color
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"Front Street - Thanksgiving Eve" by Victor D. Reynolds
Second Place -Professional
2008 Contest, Storefronts & Shopping Scenes
Timing

7418

"Heron" by Dan Damon
Third Place,
2009 Contest, Four Seasons in Plainfield
Emotion Thief "Thief!" by William Monroe
First Place - East Side,
2010 Contest, East Side, West Side, All Around the Town
Unique perspective carts "Carts" by Sonja Sekely-Rowland
Second Place - Amateur,
2008 Contest, Storefronts & Shopping Scenes
Be creative but keep it simple parkrow
"Park Row" by Tony Grey
Third Place - Professional,
2008 Contest, Storefronts & Shopping Scenes

 

 
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