Photography Club'sSixth Annual Quail CreekOpen Photo Contest1. Entry RequirementsA.Open to all residents of Quail Creek (owners or renters).B.Photos can be of any subject - portrait, landscape, sports, animals, etc.C.Contest starts on January 1, 2018.D.Contest ends at 12:00 PM January 31, 2018.E.The person submitting the photo must also be the photographer.F.Photos must be less than 3 years old (taken on or after January 1, 2015)G.There is a limit of 1 entry per person. The image must have a title/file name.Submit your full-size digital-only entry firstname.lastname@example.org. Include your name, address, email, phone number and photo title in the body of the submission email. Size your image to either 13”X19” or 16”X20”. These sizes will be close to the 3:2 ratio out of either a full frame or APS-C sensor camera. For printing purposes it is important that the long edge of the image be either 19” or 20”. The image resolution should be a minimum of 200 PPI. For display, the winning photograph will be printed to either 16”X 20” or 13”X 19”. Either portrait or landscape orientation is acceptable.Photo submitted must have been taken with within 36 months of the contest entry date. All photos should be submitted as a .jpg file. EXIF* data will be used to determine eligibility (date taken). If no EXIF data is present, photo will not be accepted. If the date shows "February 2001" or whatever is deemed to be the "default date" for a new, un-programmed camera, submitter will be queried for info on when the photo was taken. If unsuitable information is provided, the photo will not be accepted.The Photographer/Submitter must own the copyright (which is automatically granted by the act of taking the photo), but must grant the Photography Club permission to reproduce the photo for purposes of publicity and for the display of the winning photo.Board members are ineligible to enter this contest.2. Judging ActivitiesPhotos will be judged on the "WOW-Factor." This includes composition as well as the technical aspects of the image.A panel of independent judges, non Quail Creek residents, will rate each entry using a 0-10 scoring scale. The image with the highest total points will win. Ties will be broken by the Photo Contest Chair.The Contest chair will maintain records of who submitted each entry. The chair will submit all entries electronically to the panel of judges and tally the individual scores to determine the winning photograph.The Photography Club Publicity Chair will handle all other details and tasks, including publicity, framing and hanging of the winning photo & procurement of prizes.3. ConclusionContest ends at 12:00 pm, Jan 31, 2018. Winners will be notified by Feb 15, 2018 (or sooner)4. PrizesThere will be 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes of gift cards to the Quail Creek Grill of $50, $35 and $20, respectively. The 1st place photo will be framed and hung in the Clubhouse for a period of one month with the print going to the photographer after the display.*EXIF is short for Exchangeable Image File, a format that is a standard for storing interchange information in digital photography image files. When a photo is taken, this file is created. Most new digital cameras use the EXIF annotation, storing information on the image such as shutter speed, exposure compensation, F number, what metering system was used, if a flash was used, ISO number, date and time the image was taken, white balance, auxiliary lenses that were used, and resolution.