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DIVISION III - PHOTOGRAPHY
National Photography Show Schedule
“Cream City Roses”
2021 ARS National Convention & Rose Show
Milwaukee, WI Friday, September 10, 2021
ARS Rosettes may be awarded for Queen, King and Princess of show. American Rose Society Medal Certificates may be awarded to the highest scoring blue ribbon photographs of roses grown by the exhibiting photographer. To be eligible for ARS Medal Certificates you must have grown the roses photographed in this show and have printed “EG” for ‘Exhibitor Grown’ roses in the upper-right hand corner of the entry tag. The Best of Section winners will be eligible for the Photography Court of Honor.
Exhibitors are requested to use Miniature Horticulture entry tags only and attach the entry tag in the upper- right hand corner of the matting using a binder clip which will be available in the show area. Exhibitors must be registered for the convention to enter the following classes. Reservations are not necessary for this Division.
PHOTOGRAPHY RULES FOR EXHIBITORS
1. All photographs must be placed on the entry tables located in the Grand Ballroom no later than 4 PM Friday, September 10th 2021, for judging to begin at 4:30 PM.
2. Winning photos will remain in place until 8 p.m., Saturday, September 11th 2021. Any photos remaining after 8 p.m. September 11th will become the property of the ARS and may be sold, auctioned or raffled as part of an attendee opportunity. All rights to the submitted photographs are retained by the owners of the photographs. However, by submitting a photograph to the contest, the exhibitor: (1) warrants that he or she owns the copyright of the submitted photograph and is not legally prohibited from submitting it to the contest, and: (2) agrees to allow the American Rose Society to display the photo at the 2021 ARS National Show in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and publish the photograph in the publication American Rose as well as within the Central, IL-IN, and North Central ARS society newsletters.
3.Exhibitors need not be a member of any rose society, except where specified within a section and/or class.
4.Each photograph must be the work of a single exhibitor.
5.All roses photographed must be outdoor grown roses.
6.If the rose was grown by the photographer, the exhibitor should indicate this by writing “EG” for Exhibitor Grown in the upper-right hand corner of entry tag. If the arrangement was created by the photographer, the exhibitor should indicate this by writing “EG” in the upper-right hand corner of the entry tag. Photographs with “EG” on the tag are eligible for Gold, Silver, and Bronze ARS Medal Certificates.
7.Exhibitors may enter unless otherwise specified and each must be of a different variety rose in each photo within that class of Section B for “ The Rose Arrangements”, wherein an exhibitor may enter three different arrangements regardless of arrangement style and roses in it. In all other sections, if an exhibitor enters two or more photographs of the same rose variety in the same class, none of those entries in the class will be judged. All entry tags will be checked prior to judging.
8.Previous winning photographs, defined as First through Fourth in an ARS Digital Photography Contest or any ARS National photography contest, may not be entered in this ARS National Show.
9. First, Second, Third and Fourth place awards, or no awards, may be given in each class. Multiple First through Fourth place awards, or no awards in each class, may be given at the discretion of the judges. Judges will select one first place winner from each class to determine the “Best of Section” award. When a “Best of Section” is awarded the photo will be eligible for the Queen, King and Princess rosettes. The highest scoring “EG” photos in the show may be awarded the ARS Medal Certificates as follows: Gold, Silver, and Bronze. The court will be determined by ballot. Note the Districts Challenge Class Section and the Judges’ Best of Section will not be eligible for ARS rosettes or ARS Medal Certificates. The Districts Challenge Class Section will be eligible for a special convention certificate. The Best of Judges’ Section will be eligible for the Best of Judges’ ARS Certificate.
10.The Show Committee will furnish miniature horticulture entry tags and binder clips for exhibitors to attach the tag to the upper-right hand corner of the matting. Note, the entry tag top and bottom should be filled out using blue or black ink, or exhibitor name labels. Nothing identifying the exhibitor should appear on the face of the photograph. An exhibitor’s name appearing on the face of the photograph will be cause for disqualification of that photograph. The entry tag should be folded so that the name of the exhibitor does not appear.
11.Exhibitors should exercise care in writing the sections and classes of their entries on the entry tag to make sure their photographs are in the proper sections and classes to avoid placement errors.
12.Those judging the photography division and their immediate family members may enter only the Judges’ section. Horticulture and Arrangement judges assigned to judge this National show other than the Photography Division may enter any of the classes other than the Judges’ section. Under no circumstances shall any winner from a class for judges or members of their immediate family be considered for any show award other than an award the Show Committee may designate for the Judges’ class or classes.
13.The judging of the Photography section of this show shall be by ARS Accredited Horticulture and Arrangement judges. The Show Committee will make every effort to use judges with some expertise in photography.
14.With the exception of seedlings, rose varieties photographed be entered under ARS approved exhibition names as listed in any of the following official ARS publications: (book and database), , the or “Recent Registrations” on the ARS website. In cases where a variety is not listed in any of the above ARS publications, a listing in the is acceptable.
15.Entries in “The Rose Garden” section must the name of the public garden on the entry tag. For a private garden, please include the private owner’s name if known, on the entry tag.
16.Photographs taken with digital equipment or film are equally welcome. The use of photo editing should be kept to a minimum for photographs. Editing is limited to cropping - if outside or around the rose image leaving it intact, rotation, lightening, darkening, minor clean up corrections for camera sensor dirt, or sharpening of the image. Overuse can be cause for point deduction, but alone is not a disqualification. Use of any aspect of photo editing software is allowed in the Macro Photography and Creative Interpretation sections.
17.All photographs will be displayed as described in the show schedule. The judges may ask a clerk to pick up a photograph gently by the edges if it is necessary to view the photo adequately. Under no circumstances will a photograph be handled in such a manner as to disclose the name of the exhibitor or identifying information of the exhibitor.
18.All photographs are to be mounted (a backing board of art board or foam core board) and matted (the art board “frame” that goes on top of the photograph). An unmounted and unmatted photograph will not be accepted for judging or display. The color of the matting is at the discretion of the exhibitor, but should complement, not compete with, the photograph.
19.The outside dimensions of the matting are to be 11“x 14”, no larger and no smaller. The orientation of the photograph may be either landscape or portrait. Placing the entry tag at the top right-hand corner using a binder clip will help identify the manner in which the photograph is to be displayed. Photographs may be no smaller than 5”x7” and no larger than 8 ½ ” x 10”. Non-standard shapes are welcome as long as the matted opening fits within the size limits. Outside dimensions must still be 11” x 14”.
20.The Show Committee will exercise due caution in protecting all exhibits. However, the ARS, the Show Committee and participating societies, along with the Pfister Hotel, assumes no responsibility or liability in the loss of or damage to the property of the exhibitor.
21.Judging shall be in accordance with the current . Judges may bestow or withhold award, including ribbons or dots, as they deem appropriate. The decision of the judges is final.
SCORE CARD FOR JUDGING ROSE PHOTOGRAPHY
Conformance: 5 points
Conformance to the rules of the schedule and rules of the class.
Specific Section: 50 points
The Rose: the ARS Guidelines for Judging Roses will be used as a reference guide.
The Rose Arrangement: The Guidelines for Judging Rose Arrangements will be used
as a reference guide.
The Rose Garden: Garden entries; public gardens must have the name included on entry tag.
For a private garden, include owner’s name if known, on entry tag.
Macro Photography: Clarity in the photograph and a sense of originality should be used, an
extreme close-up is an aspect that must be followed.
Creative Interpretation – Rose Art: The photograph should evoke a sense of originality and a new
and different way of imagining the rose or roses with the mind’s eye. Photographic
technique will be given preference.
Composition: Includes point of interest, simplicity, contrast, balance, framing, 15 points
viewpoint, direction of movement and diagonals, where applicable.
Technique: Correct exposure, depth of field, lighting, sharp focus for main subject, 15 points
and other relevant technical factors.
Distinction: Something that sets a photograph apart from others in its class. 15 points
Everything about the photograph is well done, but in addition, its visual impression
evokes a visceral feeling that may be intangible – the "WOW" factor.
Total 100 points
Section A: The Rose
Judging Criteria: The goal of the classes in this section is to show the best qualities of the rose or roses. The judges will look for brilliant stamens and true rich colors of the rose. The bloom should be well composed and in focus; stems and foliage may be out of focus, as long as the rose can be identified. Cropping is allowed as long as the rose is dominant. The rose must be correctly named on the entry tag. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section. An exhibitor may enter up to three (3) unique varieties per class.
Class 1. One Bloom: A Hybrid Tea, Grandiflora, Floribunda, Miniflora or Miniature at its most perfect exhibition stage. No side buds allowed. Roses listed as “single” by the ARS which have 4-8 petals, are excluded in this class and should be shown in Class 4.
Class 2. One Open Bloom: Any type rose with stamens showing except for roses listed as “single” by ARS, which are excluded in this class and should be shown in Class 4. No side buds allowed.
Class 3. Sprays: Any type rose with two or more blooms showing color and petals unfurling.
Class 4. One Bloom of a “Single” Rose: Roses listed as “single” by ARS are exhibited in this class only. Any variety of a “single” rose at its most perfect exhibition stage. No side buds allowed.
Class 5. Miscellaneous: Any type rose with hips or just rose hips, roses with insects or other small animal life. The rose must be dominate in all photos. Example: Massed roses such as a climber on a trellis or a rose bush with companion plants showing.
Section B: The Rose Arrangement
Judging Criteria: The goal is to show the best qualities of any type of arrangement and the roses within the arrangements. Roses do NOT need to be identified, however, if the arranger is known please give him/her credit. Up to three (3) unique entries per class per exhibitor is permitted of different arrangements regardless of arrangement style and the roses in it. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section.
Class 6. Traditional arrangement: using standard or miniature roses.
Class 7. Modern arrangement: using standard or miniature roses.
Class 8. East Asian manner: using standard or miniature roses.
Section C: The Rose Garden
Judging Criteria: The goal is to show the best quality of roses within a garden setting while depicting the characteristics of design in their elements. In a private or public garden roses should be the dominate subject. Photographs should show the use of roses within the structure of the garden. The name of the public garden must be on the entry tag, or the owner’s name of the private garden if known. The roses do NOT need to be identified. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section. Only one (1) entry per exhibitor in each class is allowed.
Class 9. Private Garden: Include owner of garden if known on entry tag.
Class 10. Public Garden: Public garden must be named on entry tag.
Section D: Macro Photography
Judging Criteria: Clarity within the photograph of an extreme close up of any part of the rose, employing a sense of originality. The rose does NOT need to be identified. Up to three (3) entries per exhibitor for this class are permitted. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section.
Class 11. An extreme close-up of any part of the rose or rose plant. Color, Black & White, Sepia, or combinations of these are permitted in this class. All varieties of roses are acceptable. The name of the rose need NOT be listed on entry tag for this class.
Section E: Creative Interpretation - Rose Art
Judging Criteria: The photograph should evoke a sense of originality, a new and different way of imagining a rose with the mind’s eye. The photo may include electronic processes used to alter the original image such as filtering, merging, cropping, cloning, shadowing, blurring, painting, texturizing, layering, or burning. Up to three (3) entries per exhibitor for this class are permitted. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section. List the rose(s) or create a title to include on each entry tag. If neither is listed on the entry tag, points will be deducted.
Class 12. Realistic Rose Art: A photo showing an altered reality in the form or components of a rose or any portion thereof, in which a portion of the rose or even the specific variety of the rose remains evident to the viewer.
Class 13. Abstract Rose Art: A photograph showing a non-objective, altered reality in the form or components of a rose, rose plant(s) or rose hips or any portion of the rose. The specific variety of the rose or portions of the rose will NOT be readily apparent or identifiable.
Section F: North Central, Central and IL-IN Districts Challenge Class
Judging Criteria: This entry may be of any rose subject, however, the rose variety must be exhibitor grown and the rose introduced within the last ten years. (Specific rules for this class must be strictly followed.) The Best of this Section will receive a unique certificate, as entries in this section are not eligible for the Best of Show.
1.The exhibitor must reside in the Central, IL-IN or North Central District and have grown this rose(s).
2.Only one photograph may be entered in this class.
3.The entry must be unique within the Photography Division, i.e., not entered in any other section.
4.The photograph must have been taken in the last 2 years.
5.Photograph must be mounted and matted as follows: outside dimensions must be 11” X 14” only and inside photograph dimensions may be 5” X 7” or 8 ½” X 10”.
6.Photograph may be black and white, or color.
7.Photograph may have been taken with a digital or 35 millimeter camera.
8.Rose name should be listed on the tag, along with the class and year introduced which must be within the last ten years, exhibitor grown, along with “EG” written in the upper-right hand corner of the entry tag.
9.Name of the exhibitor must not show on the face of the photograph or on the matting.
Presence of an exhibitor’s name on the exhibit will cause the entry to be disqualified.
10.Examples include a single stem bloom, spray, bush in bloom, a rose tree, etc., that meet the criteria stated above.
Class 14. Photograph of any Rose subject: A rose introduced within the last ten years grown by the exhibitor, the class and year the rose was introduced must be listed beneath the rose variety name on entry tag.
Section G: Novice Class
Judging Criteria: This section is for exhibitors who have not won any blue ribbons in a photography ARS judged show. Novice may choose to enter the Novice Class or any of the other classes (except Judges’ Section). All photos must be mounted and matted. Outside dimension to be 11” x 14” and can be portrait or landscape, the inside photograph no smaller than 5” x 7”. All photos must be the work of the exhibitor and she/he may enter up to two (2) photos, but they must be of different rose varieties. See Photography Rule #9 above regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section.
Class 15. An Individual Rose: A rose of any variety without side buds. The rose must be the dominate flower in the photo. The rose variety must be listed on entry tag.
Class 16. A Spray of Roses: A spray of any variety of roses with 2 or more blooms showing color and petals unfurling, with or without buds. Rose name must be listed on entry tag.
Class 17. The Rose Garden: Roses of any variety in a garden setting. A private or public garden, which includes the name of the private garden owner if known or the name of the public garden listed on the entry tag. Roses must be the dominate flower in the garden. Roses do not have to be named.
Section H: Junior Class
Judging Criteria: Open only to individual exhibitors from 12 to 18 years of age. Exhibitors may not have won more than three (3) blue ribbons in an ARS judged photography show. Exhibitor may enter up to two (2) photos in each class. If the same variety is entered more than once neither will be judged. Photos must be mounted and matted. Outside dimension to be 11” x 14” and can be portrait or landscape, inside photograph not smaller than 5” x 7”. See Photography Rule #9 above on regarding the awarding of ribbons and ARS Medal Certificates for this section.
Class 18. An Individual Rose: A rose of any variety without side buds. The rose must be the dominate flower in the photo. The rose variety must be listed on entry tag.
Class 19. A Spray of Roses: A spray of any variety of roses with 2 or more blooms showing color and petals unfurling, with or without buds. Rose name must be listed on entry tag.
Section I: Judges’ Class
Judging Criteria: Photography judges judging this show and their immediate families shall enter this section only. This section will be judged by other qualified judges judging this show. No more than two (2) entries per judge or family member may be entered in each class. The rose must be outdoor grown and the rose name listed on the entry tag. First through Fourth place ribbons may be awarded. Only one blue ribbon winner will be selected from each class below and then only one (1) blue ribbon winner will be selected Best Judges’ Photograph. The Judges’ Best of Section photograph will only be eligible for the Best Judges’ ARS Certificate.
Class 20. An Individual Rose: A rose of any variety without side buds. The rose must be the dominate flower in the photo. The rose name must be listed on entry tag.
Class 21. A Spray of Roses: A spray of any variety of roses with 2 or more blooms showing color and petals unfurling, with or without buds. The rose name must be listed on entry tag.