Chairpersons: Elaine Rennie (416-716-5618), Brad Derynck, Michelle Wannop.

Before entering this section, please refer to the General Rules & Regulations and Additional Rules for
Homecraft
as well as the following:

* Entry Forms Accepted From Monday, May 29th, 2017 to
Thursday, September 14th, 2017
* No Entries will be accepted after 8:00p.m.
September 14th, 2017 *Will be strictly enforced.*

Please take special note:

All print photography entries are to be brought to the General Exhibits Building between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Saturday September 23rd 2017. The judging will be done the next day. For this reason no entries will be accepted after 3 p.m. Saturday. We regret that no entries for other sections can be accepted at this time.

The Markham Fair Photography competition is ALL PRINT! You can still take your photos with a digital camera, however the digital display categories have been removed. This competition is about your ability to capture that special image and present it in print form without obvious enhancements. This is a photography competition, not a Photoshop ® Competition. *** Check out our website for more information.

Additional Rules:

Please read all rules carefully.

  1. One entry per class.
  2. Framed photos will not be accepted. No wooden mounts. No glass.
  3. Minimum print size to be 5” x 7” unless otherwise stated.
  4. Maximum mount size must not exceed 11” x 14” unless otherwise stated.
  5. All photos must be applied to stiff cardboard or photographic mounting board. To hang properly, use the hook portion Velcro® adhesive dots or strips on the back of your entries. Four dots or small strips of Velcro® should be sufficient to support each entry.
  6. All entries must be marked on the back with exhibitor name and entry number for identification. No exhibitor names on front. Exhibitor tag to be attached as shown below.ARTTAG
  7. The photography class is open to anyone except those who derive more than 25% of their income from
    photography.
  8. No former Markham Fair prize winning photograph will be accepted.
  9. An entry fee of 25 cents will be charged for each entry plus a $5.00 Exhibitor Fee.
  10. All Print exhibits may be produced from traditional film media (slides or negatives), or from a digital media source.
  11. Please pick up all entries between 6:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the final day of the Fair.  Markham Fair is not responsible for lost or damaged entries.

So…just which portion is the hook and which portion is the loop?
The hook portion of Velcro® brand fasteners looks like an upside-down letter “J”. Hook is often described in different terms – the “rough” or the “bristly” portion. The hook portion engages into the loop component of our panels. The Photography Section panels are covered in the “soft”, “fuzzy”or “carpet” portion of the Velcro®. **Note: Exhibitors please supply your own Velcro®.**

Digital Entries have been removed since 2016

Junior Division #1-10

(12 years & under as of December 31, 2017)

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. All prints are to be mounted on stiff cardboard or photographic mounting board and shall be ready to hang with the hook portion Velcro® adhesive dots or strips.
  2. Print size should be no smaller than 3 ½” x 5”.
  3. Mount size should be not larger than 8” x 10”unless otherwise stated.

Prize Money Classes #1-10:

1st – $4.00; 2nd – $3.50; 3rd – $3.00; 4th – $2.50; 5th – $2.00
Participant ribbons will be awarded to all junior entrants.

Colour Classes #1-10

  1. Landscape.
  2. Seascape (water scene).
  3. Pet.
  4. Flower or Plant.
  5. Collection of not less than 3 related prints (any size) on one subject mounted on one rigid board not more than 11” x 14”. Pictures may overlap.
  6. Member of your family.
  7. Something funny.
  8. Animal other than pet.
  9. Insects.
  10. Photographer’s choice.

Junior & Intermediate Division

(18 years and under as of December 31, 2017)

Black and White Classes #11-12

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. Print size should be no smaller than 3 ½” x 5”
  2. Mount size must not exceed 11” x 14”.

Prize Money Classes #11-12:

1st – $4.50; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.50; 4th – $3.00; 5th – $2.50

Participant ribbons will be awarded to all entrants.

  1. Your community.
  2. Photographer’s Choice.

Intermediate Division

(13 to 18 years as of December 31, 2017)

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. All prints are to be mounted on stiff cardboard or photographic mounting board and shall be ready to hang with the hook portion Velcro® adhesive dots or strips.
  2. Print size shall be no smaller than 3 ½” x 5”.
  3. Mount size must not exceed 11” x 14”.

Prize Money Classes #13-23:

1st – $4.50; 2nd – $4.00; 3rd – $3.50; 4th – $3.00;
5th – $2.50.
Participant ribbons will be awarded to all entrants.

Colour Classes #13-23

  1. Stormy weather.
  2. Water Fun.
  3. Landscape or Seascape.
  4. Farm Scene .
  5. Sports Action.
  6. Nature – Animal.
  7. Special Friend.
  8. Flower.
  9. Celebrations.
  10. Collection of not less than 3 coloured prints (any size) on one subject mounted on rigid board not more than 11” x 14” in size. Pictures may overlap.
  11. Photographer’s choice.

Open Print Division (all ages)

Additional Rules to this Division:

  1. All prints are to be mounted on stiff cardboard or
    photographic mounting board and shall be ready to hang with the hook portion Velcro® adhesive dots or strips.
  2. Framed photos will not be accepted.
  3. Print size shall be no smaller than 5” x 7”.
  4. Mount size must not exceed 11” x 14”.
  5. At the judge’s discretion, photos unsuitable for family viewing, photos in violation of third party rights (including, without limitation, copyrights) and photos in violation of application law or regulation, will be immediately disqualified.
  6. Anyone submitting entries to this contest warrants that they have sufficient rights to the material they are submitting, that it has been legally obtained and created, that they have all necessary model and property releases and can make them available upon request, and that publication of the material via various media will not infringe on any third party rights. Entering this contest will be construed as permission to publish winners’ entry(ies) on the Markham Fair website.
  7. No Photoshopping

Prize Money Classes #24-63:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.00; 5th – $2.00

Open Black & White

Classes #24-29:

  1. Tree.
  2. Human Portrait (Showing control of Pose and Lighting).
  3. Shadow.
  4. Special Effect.
  5. “Relics of Yesteryear”.
  6. Photographer’s Choice.

Open Colour Classes #30-63:

  1. Child/children.
  2. Farm Scene.
  3. Wild Bird.
  4. Animal.
  5. Church.
  6. Summer.
  7. Photo of Markham Fair.
  8. Close-up.
  9. Wood.
  10. Rural Landscape.
  11. Atlantic Canada.
  12. Stained Glass.
  13. Flower.
  14. Reflection.
  15. Something Funny.
  16. Boat(s).
  17. Sunrise or Sunset.
  18. Collection of not less than 3 coloured prints (any size) on one subject mounted on one rigid board not more than 11” x 14” in size. Pictures may overlap.
  19. Panorama – minimum print size 4” x 10”, mount not to exceed 11” x 14” in size. 1 print only. .
  20. Winter
  21. Mirrors
  22. Water
  23. Misty Morning
  24. Festivals
  25. Human Portrait (Showing control of Pose and Lighting)
  26. Insects
  27. “Autumn”
  28. Doors
  29. Technology
  30. Canada – celebrate 150
  31. Relic of Yesteryear
  32. Crops
  33. Old Buildings
  34. Photographer’s Choice.

Senior’s Division 55 +

Additional Rules to this Division:

A. All prints are to be mounted on stiff cardboard or photographic mounting board and shall be ready to hang with the hook portion Velcro® adhesive dots or strips.

B. Print size shall be no smaller than 4” x 6” and mount size must not exceed 11” x 14”.

C. Framed photos will not be accepted.

D. All participants must be 55 years of age or older.

Prize Money Classes #64-71:

1st – $6.00; 2nd – $5.00; 3rd – $4.00; 4th – $3.00; 5th – $2.00

Colour

  1. Child/children.
  2. Animal.
  3. Flower.
  4. Life Celebrations.
  5. Scenic.
  6. Relic of Yesteryear.
  7. Collection of not less than 3 coloured prints (any size) on one subject mounted on stiff cardboard or photographic mounting board not more than 11” x 14”. Pictures may overlap.
  8. Photographer’s Choice

Special Awards:

Jack Addison Memorial Trophy: Awarded for the
“Best in Junior Division”.

Dave Morrison Memorial Trophy: Awarded for the
“Best in Intermediate Division”. .

T. Hurley Trophy: Awarded for the
“Best Black & White Print”.

David S. Tsubouchi Trophy: Awarded for the
“Best Colour Print in Open Class”.

Marjorie Boorne Memorial Trophy: Awarded for the “Best in Senior Division”.