Show Guide for Novices:
Photography Classes


These interpretations are based on guidance within;
The RHS Horticultural Show Handbook and
The NFWI On With The Show publication.
Both can be referenced at the Show Recorder's table.
Be aware the HIHS Rules for Exhibitors take precedence.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder so final judgement
of photography elements is always at the discression
of the individual judges.

Links to articles posted below:
Rules For Exhibitors

Judging Criteria



Rules For Exhibitors

photography
Photography classes, in HIHS Shows, are open to non members.

Entrants must comply with the HIHS Rules For Exhibitors
and in particular:

No person shall stage more than one entry per class.
When staging, the exhibitor canot move any other's entry.
The photograph must be the work of the exhibitor.
The photograph may be professionally developed and printed.
No photograph can be entered on more than one occasion.
Maximum print size 190mm x 127mm (unless otherwise stated).
Mounting is optional.

It is the exhibitor's responsibility to ensure:
Their entry is in accordance with the schedule.
The applicable entry card is placed alongside, correct side up.

Judging Criteria

photography
Judges of photographic entries generally consider these
elements, listed in descending order of importance:


Interpretation
Does the photograph show originality?
Does it comply with the class definition and rules?

Technical Quality
Is the subject matter in focus?
Is the exposure correct?

Composition
Is the subject matter the main element?
Is the rest of the print well composed?

Presentation
Is the print in pristine condition?
Is it pleasingly mounted and/or framed?

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