Rules for the monthlyprint competition from January to October with a “Best of Show” vote in November
A theme will be designated by a single word each month. Participants may interpret and capture the theme as they choose, as long as it represents the word of the month. Theme will be announced at the prior month’s association meeting, postedon the TCPPA Facebook Page and private TCPPA Facebook Group, and included in the monthly newsletter.
A table will be designated for print competition entries. Participants can enter one print at each competition. All prints must be 8x10” or 8x12” in size. Prints are to be placed on the table by no later than 6:15 PM.
Voting begins at 6:15 PM with a “last call” announced at 6:30 PM. Anyone in attendance at the meeting may cast a vote. All entries will be given an entry number.Voters will adhere to PPA “Merit Image” standards for judging. Standards will be present on table at all times. Votes will be cast by indicating the entry number on paper, and anonymously cast into a ballot box. The Competition Director will collect the ballot box at 6:30 PM and tally the votes to determine the winner.
The winner of each month's competition will be announced by the Competition Director at the conclusion of the meeting. The winner will be allotted up to 3 minutes to speak about the winning image. The winner will also be announced through a post on the TCPPA Facebook Page and private TCPPA Facebook Group, included in the monthly newsletter, and featured in a blog post on the the TCPPA website.
BEST OF SHOW
The Best of Show will be held at the November association meeting. All monthly winning prints for the year will be entered. The Competition Director will keep the winning images on file for this end of year competition. Images must be exactly the same as when previously entered and no changes are allowed. Voters will select the overall winner by popular vote. The winner will be awarded a grand prize.