May Salon - Print Entries Due

Due Date: May 8, 2012 – 7 PM

Print Salon: “Rural Landscapes” — Get away from the city with your camera.

Competition prints must be submitted to the Edina Art Center (EAC) CCC drop off area by 7:00 PM Tuesday, the week prior to the May 17th Salon.

How to Prepare Your Prints for Competition:

  • All prints shall be the results of an initial exposure by the competitor. All other processing may be commercially done, if desired.
  • Matting is encouraged but not required. No frames are allowed.
  • A TITLE, CATEGORY (Topic, Open or Critique), competitor’s NUMBER, and DIVISION entered (Monochrome or Color) must appear on the back top left side of the matte board. Entries with a competitor’s name will be disqualified.
  • Prints may be entered in either of the Topic or Open divisions but to a maximum of three prints TOTAL per member per salon.
  • In addition to Topic or Open category entries, new members may enter up to three Critique-Only category prints per salon. Members that have belonged to the club for 1 year or more may enter one Critique-Only category print per salon.
  • Prints shall be no smaller than 15 square inches (3″ x 5″) and no larger than 320 square inches (16″ x 20″). Prints must be mounted on matte board no smaller than 80 square inches (8″ x 10″) and no larger than 320 square inches (16″ x 20″).

The following four pieces of information are required for entry and should appear in the top left corner on the back side of the matte board:

  1. NUMBER: your CCC Competition Number (not your name). This number can be found on your Membership Card.
  2. TITLE: a descriptive title for the photograph
  3. TOPIC: indicating a Topic category entry. OPEN: indicating an Open category entry. CRITIQUE: indicating a Critique-Only category entry.

Additional Notes:

  • Mounting your print on still board or foam board is recommended. You can use spray adhesive, double-coated tape, Scotch Mounting Adhesive or heat mounting.
  • Titles are for identification – for yourself, and for those who keep club records. Judges don’t always pay much attention to them. Use description instead of commentary (e.g. “Mike on a Bike” instead of “Will He Make It”). Calling a photograph “Untitled” risks confusion in club records and later, in your own memory.
  • If you are able, please also send a digital copy of your print (conforming to digital salon rules) to If your image is awarded an acceptance during judging, it will be displayed on the Crosstown website and used in the end-of-year presentation.

The Print Committee will interpret and apply these rules at each club salon and have the right to reject any entry not properly presented or labeled.

See Salon Competition Rules (Print Salon Competition Rules) for additional information.

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