2017 ACVO Juried Photo Competition


2016 Non-ophthalmic Winner: Juliette Gionfriddo, “Stony Stare”

2016 Non-ophthalmic Winner: Juliette Gionfriddo, “Stony Stare”

2016 Photo-edited/photo-artistic winner: Ralph Hamor, “Water Lilies”

2016 Photo-edited/photo-artistic winner: Ralph Hamor, “Water Lilies”

2016 Posterior Segment winner: Richard J. McMullen Jr, “Optic Neuritis-Panuveitis”

2016 Posterior Segment winner: Richard J. McMullen Jr,

“Optic Neuritis-Panuveitis”

2016 Popular Vote winner: Rick Quinn, “Untitled”

2016 Popular Vote winner: Rick Quinn, “Untitled”

2016 Anterior Segment winner: Cherlene Delgado, “Celestial Eye”

2016 Anterior Segment winner: Cherlene Delgado, “Celestial Eye”

2016 Diagnostic Imaging winner: Richard J. McMullen Jr, “Atlas Shrugged”

2016 Diagnostic Imaging winner: Richard J. McMullen Jr, “Atlas Shrugged”

2016 Best in Show winner: Chris Pirie, “Dark Side of the Moon”

2016 Best in Show winner: Chris Pirie, “Dark Side of the Moon”


Rules

1.  Anyone, including but NOT LIMITED TO registered attendees, registered guests of an attendee of the ACVO or VOTS meeting or registered member of the ACVO or VOTS, who is older than 18 year of age is eligible to enter.  Members of the judging panel are not eligible to enter.

2.  Contestants may only enter one (1) photo in each category.  Contestants are allowed to enter all five (5) categories.

3.  Photos submitted for the competition remain property of the contestant.  Contestants are responsible for collecting their photos at the conclusion of the competition.  Entries must be submitted by the original photographer.  Submission of a photo to the competition is the guarantee that the contestant is the copyright holder of the photo.

4.  To enter the competition, each contestant must pre-register no later than September 1st.  No on-site entries will be accepted. To enter the competition, please submit one entry form for each photograph entered to: acvophotoshow@yahoo.com

5.  Upon arrival at the ACVO meeting, contestants must submit an 8x10” print, mounted on a white mat no larger than 11x14”.  No labels of any kind may be placed on the mat surrounding the photo.  On the back of the mat, please write the photographer’s name, the entry title and the category. All photos need to be submitted by 9am on Thursday morning to be eligible for judging.

6.  Photographs will be collected from the contestant at time of registration for the ACVO Annual Meeting.  VOTS members/guests should bring their photographs to the ACVO registration table.

7.  The ACVO or its members are not liable for any damage to any photograph submitted to the competition, nor is the return of any photograph guaranteed.

9.  Judging will be completed by a four (4) member panel using a numeric score sheet or similar rubric.  In the event of a tie, the head of the judging panel will break the tie. 

10.  Prizes will be awarded to the photo deemed best in each category by the judging panel.  The judging panel will select one photo from the entire exhibition to be “Best in Show.”  This photo may or may not have won an individual category award.

11.  Prizes will be awarded as follows:  $100 gift certificate to B&H Photo and Video, New York, NY to the winner in each category. A $150 gift certificate to Midwest Photo Exchange, Columbus, OH will be awarded to the photographer with the photo designated “Best In Show”.  Contestants will be contacted after the conference for gift card redemption.

12.  A popular vote will also be collected via ballot from the time the photos are displayed until a designated time to be determined at the ACVO meeting.  All ACVO and VOTS meeting attendees (including guests) may write the title of their favorite photo on a ballot and submit the vote to a ballot box.  A member of the judging panel will count the ballots and the photo with the highest number of votes will receive the Popular Photo Award.  This award has no prize associated with it.  Any ties will remain unbroken.

13.  The decisions of the judging panel are not subject to appeal or discussion. All decisions made by the judging panel are final.  Judging will be considered complete when the judging panel submits the names of the winners to Ms. Stacee Daniel. Judging will be completed no later than 5pm on Saturday, October 14th, 2017.

14.  Photographers have the right to donate their print to the Vision for Animals Foundation Auction.  Photographers must designate their print as a donation at the time of entry.  All donated photographs become property of the Vision for Animals Foundation.  All proceeds obtained from the auction of donated photographs will belong to the Vision for Animals Foundation.  Any print that is not sold at auction may be reclaimed by the photographer.

 

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Categories       

Anterior Segment:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate (but are not required to include all elements) adnexa, cornea/conjunctiva, anterior chamber, iris and lens.  Photographs are not required to show any pathology (photos of normal eyes are acceptable).  This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photographs of normal eyes are not necessarily disadvantaged against eyes showing pathology, however a photograph of a normal eye would be expected to show a higher degree of technical excellence or represent a less-frequently examined species (ie. an exotic species).  Photos may have undergone some photo-editing but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.

Posterior Segment:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate (but are not required to include all elements) vitreous or the fundus. Photographs are not required to show any pathology (photos of normal eyes are acceptable). This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photographs of normal eyes are not necessarily disadvantaged against eyes showing pathology, however a photograph of a normal eye would be expected to show a higher degree of technical excellence or represent a less-frequently examined species (ie. an exotic species). Photos may have undergone some photo-editing but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.

Non-Ophthalmic:  Photographs in this category clearly demonstrate anything but the anterior or posterior segment of an eye.  Portraits of animals are acceptable, however the eye should not be the main focus of the photograph.  Nudes are acceptable so long as they are tasteful as evaluated by the judging panel.  Any photograph deemed to be unacceptable will not be displayed.  The judging panel has final authority over which photographs are acceptable for display.  This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.  Photos may have undergone some photo-editing for standard optimization but the original subject should be honestly represented in the photo.

Photo-Edited/Photo-Artistic:  Photographs in this category show a high degree of photo-editing, post-processing and digital manipulation.  Photographs may depict the anterior or posterior segment of the eye or any non-ophthalmic subject.  Nudes are acceptable so long as they are tasteful as evaluated by the judging panel.  Any photograph deemed to be unacceptable will not be displayed.  The judging panel has final authority over which photographs are acceptable for display.  This category will be judged on creativity, use of digital manipulation and overall aesthetic value.

Diagnostic imaging:  Photographs in this category represent diagnostic imaging modalities used in research and/or clinical practice.  Images may result from modalities such as ultrasound, MRI, CT, OCT, radiographs, histopathology, cytology or others.  Photographs may depict any segment of the eye, orbit or periocular structures. This category will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit.