If an image conforms with the Nature competition rules, it may not be entered into the Photo Art competition. The purpose of the Photo Art competition is to provide a place for photographers to enter non-nature images (people, architecture, street scenes, still lifes, abstracts, etc., etc.) and the judge(s) will be asked to reflect this purpose in their scores.
Each club member may submit up to two (2) photographs into the Photo Art competition.
There is not a specific theme.
All elements of the final image must originate as one or more in-camera photographs taken by the submitter. If textures are used they must be from images photographed by the submitter; the use of smartphone apps or programs (e.g., Topaz Texture Effects) that apply their own built-in textures is not allowed. In post-processing, all manipulations, including digital filters that alter the original pixels (e.g., blurring, distorting, colorizing, etc.) are allowed.
There are no categories. If you are unsure if your image is a Nature Image and therefore not eligible for the Photo Art Competition, please check with your photography club’s Nature Visions representative for guidance.
Any image submitted into the competition maybe used by Nature Visions for marketing purposes. Credit to the photographer maybe given if feasible.