Eastern Maine Camera Club

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Bangor State Fair 2015 Photo Contest 

It’s time to prepare your photos for the 2015 Photo Contest at the Bangor State Fair! The official rules can be downloaded from the fair’s web site at the following address:

2015 Photo Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Tickets

If you would like to have a hard copy of the rules for this or any other fair contest mailed to you, this can be requested by calling 207.561.8300 or emailing fair@bangormaine.gov with a name, address and list of competitions you are interested in.   More information regarding contests can be found on the fair’s web site at the following address:


Eastern Maine Camera Club members will be at Fair Grandstand on Monday, July 27th, from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM to accept entries.  You can also mail your entries, details for that can be found in the Contest Rules. 

Every year we regretfully end up turning some entries away so please do take the time to read the rules.  The most common reason for photos being turned away is improper matting or size.  It’s really important for your photos to be matted according to the rules. Proper matting will help protect your images from damage, and facilitate the way we hang the photos. 

Photo tickets are very important and often misunderstood. We often have over 600 photos to process in one evening. This identifying system allows us to judge the photos anonymously, then quickly pull down the ticket for display, so the photographer can be recognized, without marking up your image or matt. 

Unfortunately tickets can sometimes fall off, making it impossible for us to know who the photo belongs too.  For that reason, your name and address must be on the back of the photo prior to entry in addition to the tickets mentioned above.  Missing this step causes a significant delay for everyone.

I’ve given you some key points but this is no substitute for reading the entire rules.  Please read the entire rules to help us make this an enjoyable experience for everyone.  I’ll post the link again so you don’t even have to scroll back up. 

2015 Photo Contest Rules, Entry Form and Photo Tickets

We at Eastern Maine Camera Club will do our best to answer any question and help you in any way we can.  You can reach us via email at: info@easternmainecameraclub.org

Now, in closing here’s a look at the adult categories for this year’s contest:

  1. People
  2. Children
  3. Nature – the “hand of man” cannot be evident in the picture
  4. Animals
  5. Flowers
  6. Open – any subject matter in good taste
  7. Maine  -- photos that symbolize Maine and were taken in Maine
  8. Maine State Parks – scenic photos taken in any Maine State Park

And, the High School and Youth categories:

  1. Open
  2. Maine

Good luck, but most of all, have fun!

Posted by Admin Sunday, June 21, 2015 12:19:00 PM Categories: Events
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