Photo by John Mattia

 2015 ARS Fall National Convention

PHOTOGRAPHY SHOW SCHEDULE

 

RULES:

 

1. ALL photographs will be accepted for entry on Saturday, September 12, 2015 between 6:30 am and 10 am. Entries should be given to the photography placement committee in the convention showroom.

 

2. All photos will remain in place until the close of the show on Saturday. Any remaining photos after 8 pm, will become the property of the New York District of the ARS and may be sold or become a part of an opportunity drawing.

 

3. Exhibitors need not be a member of any rose society but MUST be registered for the convention.

 

4. All photographs must be the work of the exhibitor and must be the work of a single exhibitor.

 

5. Exhibitors may enter no more than three (3) photographs in any one class. A photograph may not be entered more than once. A photograph entered in more than one class will not be judged in any class.

 

6. Previous winning photographs, defined as First through Fourth Place in the ARS Digital Photography Contest or ANY national photography contest, may not be entered in this show.

 

7. First, Second, Third, and Fourth Place awards, or no awards, may be given in each class.  Multiple First through Fourth Place ribbons may be awarded in each class at the discretion of the judges. There will be a Queen, King, and Princess chosen from the best in class winners. The court will be determined by point score ballot.

 

8. Due to the displaying of photographs, stickers will be used for First, Second, Third, and Fourth place. Ribbons will be available for contestants upon request. Please see Curtis Aumiller to request your ribbons.

 

9. With the exception of seedlings, rose varieties photographed MUST be entered under ARS approved exhibition names as listed in any of the following official ARS publications: Modern Roses 12 (book and database), the Official List of Approved Exhibition Names for Judges & Exhibitors, the Handbook for Selecting Roses, or “Recent Registrations” on the ARS website. In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above ARS publications, a listing in the Combined Rose List is acceptable.

 

10. Photographs taken with film or digital equipment are equally welcome. Digital enhancements as well as darkroom enhancements are also welcome.

 

11. Photographs entered in Creative Interpretation and Macro may be in color, black & white, sepia, or a combination of color and black & white (selective colorization). All other photographs are to be entered in color.

 

12. All photographs are to be mounted (that is with a backing board of art board or foam board) and matted (the art board “frame” that goes on top of the photograph).

 

13. Outside dimensions of the mat are to be 11” x 14”. No larger and no smaller. Orientation may be landscape or portrait.

 

14. Photographs may be no smaller than 5x7 and no larger than 8x10.  Non-standard shapes are welcome (e.g., oval, diamond, triangle, etc.), as long as the mat opening fits within the largest acceptable 8x10 opening and is not less than the smallest acceptable 5x7 opening (allowing for minimal overlap of the mat on the photograph).

 

15. Color of the mat is at the discretion of the exhibitor.

 

16. The Photography Committee shall place all photographs in the show. Non-matted photographs shall not be acceptable for either judging or display.  Non-mounted photographs MAY be displayed (not judged) only if there is adequate room for display.

 

17. Exhibitors must completely fill out an ARS horticulture OR arrangement entry tag and then attach it to the upper left hand corner of the matting with a paperclip. The exhibitor may place nothing identifying the photographer on the front of the photograph, other than the folded entry tag. Exhibitors are encouraged to put some type of identifier on the back of the photo entry in case the tag is misplaced.

 

18. The Photography Committee will exercise due caution in protecting all exhibits, but neither the American Rose Society, The New York District, nor the Hotel, will not assume any liability in loss or damage to property.

 

19. The decisions of the judges and the Photography Committee are final.

 

CLASSES:

 

Class 1 – One bloom.

One bloom, no sidebuds, of Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Minature, Miniflora, or Floribuda classifications of roses.  Roses designated as “single” (eg. Single HT, etc.) must be entered in Class 3.

 

Class 2 – One Spray

Two or more blooms, any type of rose of Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Minature, Miniflora, or Floribuda classifications of roses. This class does NOT include collections.

 

Class 3 – Fully-Open Bloom

One bloom, fully open, no side buds, stamens must show.  Roses classified by the ARS as “singles” ARE permitted in this class. Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Minature, Miniflora, or Floribuda classifications of roses are included in this class.

 

Class 4 – Old Garden Roses, Shrub, Species, Polyantha, or Large-Flowered Climbers

One bloom, with or without side buds, or spray of two (2) or more blooms, of an Old Garden Rose, Species, Shrub, Polyantha, or Large-flowered Climber. Spray photos do NOT include collections.

 

Class 5 – Traditional Arrangement

A photo of a Traditional arrangement, miniature or standard, following the American Rose Society Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements. Arranger’s name MUST be indicated.


Class 6 – Modern Arrangement

A photo of a Modern arrangement, miniature or standard, following the American Rose Society Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements. Arranger’s name MUST be indicated.


Class 7 – Arrangements in the Oriental Manner

A photo of an arrangement in the Oriental Manner, miniature or standard, following the American Rose Society Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements. Arranger’s name MUST be indicated.

 

Class 8 – Macro Photography

Photographs should be extreme close-up photo of any part of the rose or rose plant.  Color, Black & White, Sepia, or combinations of these are permitted in this class.

 

Class 9 – Creative Interpretation

The photograph should evoke a sense of originality and a new and different way of imagining the rose or roses with the mind’s eye. This may include processes used to alter the original image such as colorizing, texturing, dodging, burning, dithering, painting, shadowing, blurring, layering, cloning, filtering, merging, cropping. Color, Black & White, Sepia, or combinations of these are permitted in this class.

 

Class 10 – Public Rose Garden

Photographs should show the use of roses within the structure of a garden, which can be widely variable. Roses should dominate in the photograph, and some layout of the garden should be visible.  The name of the rose garden MUST be listed on the entry tag.

 

Class 11 – Private Rose Garden (Private individual’s gardens)

Photographs should show the use of roses within the structure of a garden, which can be widely variable. Roses should dominate in the photograph, and some layout of the garden should be visible. The name of the individual’s rose garden MUST be listed on the entry tag.


Budding Photographers

 

Open only to those individuals who have not previously won an award (first through fourth place) in a district or national ARS photography show, or the ARS Digital Photography & Slide Contest. Eligible contestants may enter either the novice or the regular classes, but not both.

 

Class 12 – Budding Photographer and the Rose

 A photograph of any rose or roses.

 

Class 13 – Budding Photographer and Rose Art

Creative interpretation of any rose or roses (see Class 9 above for suggestions).

 

Class 14 – Budding Photographer and the Rose Garden

A photograph of a rose garden. Public gardens or private gardens should be identified by name on the entry tag.

 

Judges Class

This section open only to judges that are judging the photography section of this show and their immediate families. Winners are not eligible for the Court. A special panel of judges will judge this section.

 

Class 15 – The Rose

A photograph of any rose or roses.

 

Class 16 – The Rose Arrangement

Type of arrangement (traditional, modern, or Oriental manner) and arranger must be noted on the entry tag.

 

Class 17 – Rose Art

Creative interpretation of any rose or roses (see Class 9 above for suggestions).

 

Class 18 – The Rose Garden

A photograph of a rose garden. Public gardens or private gardens should be identified by name on the entry tag.

  

SCORE CARD FOR JUDGING ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY

Conformance …………………………………………………………………..10 points

            Conformance to the rules of the schedule and rules of the class.

Specific Section ……………………………………………….………………..40 points

            The Rose

            The ARS Guidelines for Judging Roses will be used as a reference guide

            The Rose Arrangement

            The ARS Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements will be used as

            a reference guide.

            Macro Photography

            Clarity in the photograph and a sense of originality will be used. Extreme closeup is an

            aspect that MUST be followed.           

            The Rose Garden

            Other plants and objects may be included, but roses should dominate.

            Some structure to the layout of the garden should be apparent. There should be flow,

            rhythm and movement within the photograph.

            Creative Interpretation

            The photograph should evoke a sense of originality and a new and different

            way of imagining the rose or roses with the mind’s eye. Photographic technique will be

            given preference.

            Budding Photographers

            As appropriate for entry.

Composition …………………………………………………………………….15 points

            Includes point of interest, simplicity, contrast, balance, framing,

            viewpoint, direction of movement and diagonals, where applicable.

Technique ………………………………………………………….……………15 points

            Correct exposure, lighting, sharp focus for main subject and other

            relevant technical factors.

Distinction ………………………………….……………………………………20 points

            Distinction is something that sets a photograph apart from others in its class.

            Everything about the photograph is well done, but in addition, it’s visual

            impression evokes a visceral feeling that may be intangible – the ‘wow’ factor.

 

Total ……………………………………………………………………………..100 points

 

 

 

 

Please direct any questions to Curtis Aumiller at caumiller1@verizon.net