Sponsored by Pete Nikolaison Photography

The 2018 photography awards is a student e-learning competition, open to all primary schools in the Wairarapa area. They will provide an opportunity for students at all levels to share and celebrate their photography skills and talents.

Opportunities will be developed for the students’ photographs to be showcased to the community.

Following judging the award winning entries will be professionally produced and presented to the winners. An overall winning photographer will also be selected and awarded with a prize. These framed prints have kindly been sponsored by Pete Nikolaison Photography.

Entries close: Friday 21st September 2018

Awards Evening: Wednesday 24th October at Masterton Intermediate School Hall 6.00 p.m.

The photography entry categories are:

Living
Non-Living
Photo Essay

Entry levels for each category are:

Living and Non-living Photography
Years 1 and 2
Years 3 and 4
Years 5 and 6
Years 7 and 8

Photo Essay
Years 1 to 4
Years 5 to 8

How to submit entries

Entries need to be submitted digitally using box.com.(please email Steve if you have any questions). Your school administrator has been provided with the log in details for this.

We suggest setting up a folder at school to change the photo names to the required format and to save all of your entries before they are submitted.

RULES

  • Maximum of 5 entries per entry group in each category from each school
  • Only 1 entry in each category per student.
  • Size must be at least 1 MB. This will make images reproducible. Schools will need to set their cameras accordingly.
  • Entries must be taken by the student and be signed off by the student and an adult. E.g. parent/teacher. This information is to be held by the school and made available if requested.
  • Written permission must be obtained for use of personal images. E.g. portraits. This information must be held by the school.
  • All entries must be a photo taken in 2018.
  • Images must be saved in jpeg file format.
  • Images will be entered through box.net and must be named using the following format:
    • category (l), (n) or Photo Essay (pe)
    • year level of student
    • school
    • name

Examples: l_7/8_mis_janedoe.jpeg or n_1/2_lakeview_johnsmith or pe_7/8_mis_janedoeA (please use a underscore (_) in between each

  • Images can be submitted in colour or black and white.
  • Images can be cropped but cannot be digitally altered in any other way.
  • Judges’ decisions will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
  • Entries must be free standing (science fair display boards) with a white or black background.

CRITERIA

These criteria will be related to the different levels

Photography Competition

Your digital photograph should:

  • Convey a message
  • Have good composition (Rule of thirds; foreground; background; balance and order)
  • Show one or more of the elements (pattern, line, colour, light)
  • Demonstrate awareness of angle; frame and/or macro
  • Be a large size (e.g. at least 1 MB), as images will be viewed on a screen for judging (check size)
  • Be saved in jpeg file format
  • Be named using the title of the photo and the name of the photographer, school, level and category.
Indicators

Novice

Apprentice

Proficient

Expert

Creativity

Shows very little attempt at original thought
Shows an attempt at originality and inventiveness
Shows some originality and inventiveness
Shows considerable originality & inventiveness

Elements

The main element of the photo is difficult to identify.
Main element of the photo can be identified
Uses 1 of the elements of pattern & line, colour or light to enhance the photo
Uses more than one of the elements of pattern and line, colour or light powerfully to add impact

Visual Components

Poor visual composition
(camera angles, lighting, rule of 3rds framing of shots)
Average creative, visual composition (camera angles, lighting, rule of 3rds framing of shots)
Well done creative visual composition (camera angles, lighting, rule of 3rds framing of shots)
Excellent creative visual composition (camera angles, lighting, rule of 3rds framing of shots)

 

Link to 2018 Photography Competition Place Getters 

Photo Essay

YOUR DIGITAL PHOTOGRAPH SHOULD:

  • Tells a clear, compelling story, or Illustrates an emotion, event, or key competency
  • Demonstrates good photography techniques and composition
  • An appropriate, thought provoking title adds impact to the essay
  • Be a large size (e.g. at least 1 MB), as images will be viewed on a screen for judging (check size)
  • Be saved in jpeg file format
  • Be named using the title of the photo and the name of the photographer, school, level and category.

 

Indicators

Novice

Apprentice

Proficient

Expert

Story Telling

The photos do not form a good photo essay The story, emotion or event depicted is clear The photos depict a very clear story, emotion or event The story, emotion or event is clear, compelling and powerful

Photography Techniques & Composition

Weak photography techniques and composition are used

Some use of photography techniques and composition Good photography techniques and composition Very good photography techniques and composition

Title

No title, or it has little relevance to the photo essay

Has a relevant title Has a thought provoking title Has a very relevant and thought provoking title

 

Examples of Photo Essays (click on image to enlarge)