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Arizona Elite Contest

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Contest Rules

Arizona Elite ContestUpload your very best image depicting anywhere in the state of Arizona. It may be a photograph or painting, but MUST show something within the borders of Arizona.

This contest will function a bit differently than most of mine.

Instead of voting, it will be a jury of 1 (me) who will determine the best image of the contest. And I will buy a greeting card of the winning image (as long as it's priced less than $8.95). I will purchase the card as soon as I have decided on the winning image.

Things that will be considered:

1) Composition: Does it lead my eye in? Is there a good balance of negative space? Is there a strong subject? If a photograph, is it clear, in focus, and exposed properly? If a painting - is there a good use of color? Are things proportional? Is there depth?

2) Theme: Do I think of Arizona when I this image? Is it easy to tell it's in Arizona? I should not even have to read your description or tags to know this was in Arizona. The image should automatically evoke a feeling of being in Arizona.

3) Originality: I will consider the uniqueness of the image. Arizona has many, many landmarks and natural features that millions of people photograph constantly. But to be considered as a winning image, it should be a unique take that would be hard to find somewhere else.

4) Printability: Images will be inspected as the FAA print inspectors would inspect them. The image must not have technical errors or be blurry or pixelated.

Some basic rules:
1) Submissions must feature Arizona. Images not featuring Arizona or not clearly doing so cannot be considered for being a winning image (though, they may be anywhere within the state ,not just Southern Arizona).
2) No nudity, no death, no violence, no politics
3) The decisions of this juried contest are final and not debatable. Any dissent, arguing, or requests of reconsideration will result in the blocking and banning of the FAA member. Attempts at swaying, flattery or suggestions to the contest beforehand will also be ignored and may result in disqualification from the contest and also a ban and blocking depending on the severity.
4) There will be no favoritism shown in any way. The winning image will be my favorite, based on execution, quality, and intrigue, subject to my objective standards.

Submission Rules

Each participant may submit 1 image.

Voting Rules

1)   This contest is being judged by a jury of Fine Art America members.

Contest Timeline

Status: This contest is over.

Submissions Begin

Tuesday, July 2nd, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Submissions End / Voting Begins

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Voting Ends / Prizes Awarded

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Current Time (Eastern United States)

Wednesday, July 17th, 2019 - 10:27 PM

Contest Prizes

This contest will be awarding the following prizes:

1st Place:

Purchase of Greeting Card and Permament Homepage Feature

2nd Place:

Home page feature until next contest

3rd Place:

Home page feature until next contest

Contest Organizer

Chance Kafka

Tucson, Arizona

United States

Sponsoring Group


Members: 45

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