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APG Photo Contest

The January meeting is Thursday the 16th from 7–8:30 PM in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our 7th Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2020 dues. Please arrive by 6:30 if you plan on paying your 2020 dues ($20) at the meeting. 

::  CONTEST RULES  ::

  • The contest is open to all APG members who have paid their 2020 dues
    (you can Download the form here, fill it out, and bring it to meeting with $20 cash or check – please arrive by 6:30 if paying at the meeting.)
  • Up to a maximum of two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • The contest will have prizes awarded in 3 categories: NATURE, PEOPLE (portraits, street), and OTHER (abstract, urban, etc).
  • Images must be at least 5×7 prints with a maximum presented/framed size of 24 inches on the long side. They can be framed, matted, gallery wrapped, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat – anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up.
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images that have already won awards, been commercially published or sold multiple times are not eligible. For example, images that have been accepted in ANY juried show, published in a magazine, won awards in an APG or other photography group contest, or sold more than two times are not eligible to be entered.
  • Images should be “family friendly” (No Nudity, please!)
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image, mat, or frame IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. You will be allowed to cover it up with a post-it® note, etc, but it must be completely and opaquely covered.
  • Jurors will be APG 2020 paid members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.

ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED IF RULES FOLLOWED
The following Cash Prizes to be awarded in each of 3 categories:

FIRST PRIZE :: $75
SECOND PRIZE :: $50
THIRD PRIZE :: $25

Judges discretion may award a non-cash award Honorable Mention.
If you need prints made locally we recommend our sponsor Robert at Lowery Gallery and Print Services (www.giclee.pro). Give them a week to turn the print around.  

January News

Upcoming Contests and Notifications
  • 44th Juried Exhibition at the Lyndon House. Drop off dates are Jan. 24, 1:00–8:00 pm and Jan. 25, 10 am–4 pm. More info here. Lauren Haynes, Curator of Contemporary Art at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, is the Guest Juror.

APG Photo Contest

APG Annual Photo Contest

The January meeting is Thursday the 17th from 7–8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Sixth Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2019 dues. Please arrive by 6:00 if you plan on paying your 2019 dues ($10) at the meeting.

::  RULES OF THE CONTEST (PLEASE READ ALL) ::

  • The contest is open to all APG members who have paid their 2019 dues (you can Download the form here, fill it out, and bring it to meeting with $10 cash or check.)
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be at least 5×7 prints with a maximum presented size of 24 inches on the long side. They can be framed, matted, gallery wrapped, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat – anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up.
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images that have already won awards, been commercially published or sold multiple times are not eligible. For example, images that have been accepted in ANY juried gallery show, published in a magazine, won awards in an APG or other photography group contest, or sold more than two times in any gallery or art market should not be entered.
  • Images should be “family friendly” (No Nudity, please!)
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image, mat, or frame IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. You will be allowed to cover it up with a post-it® note, etc, but it must be completely and opaquely covered.
  • Wow is an image which stops you because it is unusual or otherwise noteworthy. It can be a grab shot or one where patience won, or took special preparation and the image succeeds. Heavily manipulated images count.
  • Jurors will be APG 2019 paid members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (3) :: $50
At their discretion, judges may award an additional honorable mention.
WOW! :: $50
If you need prints made locally we recommend our sponsor Robert at Lowery Gallery and Print Services (www.giclee.pro). Give them a week to turn the print around.

5th Annual Photo Contest

APG Photo Contest

Please read all bullet points

January meeting is Thursday the 18th from 7–8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Fifth Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2018 dues. Please arrive by 6:15 if you plan on paying your 2018 dues at the meeting.

::  RULES OF THE CONTEST  ::

  • For members who have paid their 2018 dues. (See Membership Dues below. Download form here, fill out, and bring to meeting.)
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be at least 5×7 prints with a maximum presented size of 22 inches on the long side. They can be framed, matted, gallery wrap, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat – anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up.
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images must NOT have been juror accepted in ANY show, anywhere, published in a magazine, or sold more than two times at any combined number of shows/markets/galleries. If not sold more than two times images presented at a gallery or market for sale, or APG shows, or shown at an APG meeting are acceptable.
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image, mat, or frame IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. You will be allowed to cover it up with a post-it® note, etc, but it must be completely and opaquely covered.
  • Wow is an image which stops you because it is unusual or otherwise noteworthy. It can be a grab shot or one where patience won, or took special preparation and the image succeeds. Heavily manipulated images count.
  • Jurors will be APG 2018 paid members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
IN THIS SHOW ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED
IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (3) :: $50
At their discretion, judges may award an addition honorable mention.
WOW! :: $50
If you need prints made locally we recommend our sponsor Pixel and Ink Studio.
Give them a week to turn the print around.

APG Photo Contest

Paid Members’ Photo Contest

January meeting is Thursday the 19th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Fourth Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2017 dues. Please arrive by 6:30 if you plan on paying your 2017 dues at the meeting.

::  RULES OF THE CONTEST  ::

  • For members who have paid their 2017 dues.
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be 5×7 prints or larger (no upper limit), framed, matted, gallery wrap, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat – anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up.
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images must NOT have been juror accepted in ANY show, anywhere. Images presented at a gallery or market for sale, or APG shows, or shown at an APG meeting are acceptable.
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image, mat, or frame IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. You will be allowed to cover it up with a post-it® note, etc, but it must be completely and opaquely covered.
  • “Wow” is an image which stops you because it is unusual or otherwise noteworthy. It can be a grab shot or one where patience won, or took special preparation and the image succeeds. Heavily manipulated images count.
  • Jurors will be APG members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
  • Winning entries will be digitally photographed and projected on the screen for Q&A and comments.
IN THIS SHOW ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED,
IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (2) :: $50
WOW! :: $50

February News

Upcoming Contest Notifications
  • OCAF for Everyone: 2016 NATIONAL JURIED ART EXHIBITION Exhibit Dates: April 1 – May 6, 2016 Exhibition Location: OCAF Main Gallery. Entry Fee: $25 OCAF Members/$35 Non-members. Submission Deadline: Accepting applications now through Friday, Feb 12, 2016. More information here.
  • Seventh annual Photography Show and Contest in Eatonton. Entries to the show will be accepted February 29-March 7. The show will be at The Plaza Arts Center and will be open to the public April 2- 8. Please go to www.theplazaartscenter.com for all details and entry information.

    The criteria for judging the photographs will include three major areas.

    1) Technical expertise: exposure, proper color balance, focus and depth of field
    2) Composition: could include strong lines, curves, angles, etc., a good use of foreground and background and an overall pleasing balance to the photo
    3) Interest, impact or impression: Does the image attract the attention of the viewer? This could be from the use of striking color, using a unique subject or lighting effect or any number of things that the photographer brings to the process.

February Photo Contest

APG FEBRUARY – PLEASE READ CAREFULLY
February meeting is Thursday the 18th from 7-8:30 pm in the Community Room of the Lyndon House. This will be our Third Annual Photo Contest with cash prizes. This contest is for APG members who have paid their 2016 dues
::  RULES OF THE CONTEST  ::
  • For members who have paid their 2016 dues. (See Membership Dues below.)
  • One or two printed images allowed per paid member.
  • Images must be 5×7 or larger (no upper limit), framed, matted, gallery wrap, metal print with mount, printed with white border around the image, or just tacked on to a mat — anything that visually separates the print from the table.
  • Printed images are brought to the meeting and taken home at the end of the meeting – images cannot be stored for later pick up. (Images brought on a flash drive will be for critique only and will not be judged for prizes. See below.)
  • If you cannot attend, a friend can bring your images on your behalf and will be given the prize money to give to you if you win.
  • Images can be recent or older, but must be taken by the member.
  • Images must not have been juror accepted in ANY show, anywhere. Images presented at a gallery or market for sale, or APG shows, or shown at an APG meeting are acceptable.
  • If photographer’s name/watermark appears on the image IT WILL BE DISQUALIFIED.
  • Jurors will be APG members present at the meeting.
  • Cash awards will be presented at the meeting. Only one cash prize per member. If you win the point count for more than one prize, the lower of the two prizes will revert down to the work with the next highest point count.
  • Winning entries will be digitally photographed and projected on the screen for Q&A and comments.

IN THIS SHOW ALL ENTRIES ACCEPTED, IF RULES FOLLOWED
FIRST PRIZE :: $150
SECOND PRIZE :: $100
HONORABLE MENTION  (2) :: $50
WOW! :: $50

Take the Guesswork out of Printing

This month you’ll learn how to take the guesswork out of printing and having prints made.

Taylor & Crist Jan2016In this meeting you will learn the proper techniques that will allow you to produce the best possible prints of your images. Laura and Carolyn plan to cover sizing, color calibration, and paper selection to fit your image. They’ll also talk about Athens Art Prints, an in-shop and online gallery they are creating to promote Athens artists and their work. APG photographers are invited to sell prints of their images through them with no sales commission. As a bonus they will bring a few examples of photo restoration and editing to show.

Laulea Taylor and Carolyn Crist are co-owners of Pixel & Ink Photo Boutique which opened in the Chase Park warehouse in August. Laulea is the creative mastermind who specializes in photo restoration, photo touchup, and art reproduction. She’s been working with digital editing and in frame shops for more than a decade. Carolyn is the social media and business manager who is also a freelance journalist in Athens. She writes for publications such as Flagpole, Atlanta Magazine and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

Bring your notepad. Bring your burning questions. Whether you want to use Pixel and Ink, or print yourself, you will leave with the knowledge to stop guessing and start printing.

All photos ©2015 Pixel & Ink Photo Boutique

Fall Annual Photo Contest

Paid Member’s Photo Contest with Cash Prizes!

Rules must be followed in order to be eligible:

  • Open to 2015 Paid Members Only. You can pay at the beginning of the meeting
  • Photographs have to be taken between June 1, 2015 and Sept. 8, 2015
  • Up to two images per 2015-paid APG member
  • Minimum size 5 x 7. No maximum size
  • Framed or quick mounted on a plain white background — e.g. foam core, mounting board or poster board
  • Any photo with photographer’s ID/watermark will be disqualified
  • All works will be judged by APG members’ votes at the meeting
  • Only one prize will be awarded per member (the highest award)
  • You cannot vote for your own image(s)

First prize $150, 2nd $100, two Honorable Mentions awarding $50 each.

There will also be a new prize category: “WOW!” awarding one $50 prize. Wow is an image which stops you because it is unusual or otherwise noteworthy without the benefit of manipulation. It can be a grab shot or one where patience won, or took special preparation and the image succeeds.