Photo by: Alexandra Anderson
Richardson Parks & Recreation Department STAFF Should Not be asked to determine the Category for your Image. This must be the Photographer/Contestant’s decision.
Abstract - not realistic; little or no pictorial representation; emphasis is on color, shape or spatial relationships.
Altered Images - image MUST begin as a single original photo taken by the contestant. Must have been altered via darkroom/film manipulation, or computer editing/manipulation by applying special effects (i.e. colorizing, toning, collage, photo composites, HDR, etc). This is your chance to experiment!
Architecture - design & style of a man-made structure or object.
Children - individual or group. Teenage subjects may be placed in People or Children. Contestant makes the call.
Photo by: Craig Lumbatis
Cityscape - image must be out of doors photo, taken either day or night, in a city setting. Cityscape image may contain elements that qualify it for other categories. Contestant makes the call.
Domestic Animals - animals commonly regarded as domesticated or farm stock.
Flora - plants or flowers, as the subject.
Photo by: Keva Fitzgerald
Humor - captured image that generates humor.
People - individual or group, including portraiture.
Photo Journalism - tells a story or generates strong emotion. If neither of these elements is present, then consider another category. For this category only, you may attach a note with your entry form letting us know the story or emotion you captured.
Scenic - natural scene of land, with the various objects it contains. Image may contain elements that qualify it for other categories, but the contestant views the natural land scene as the stronger content.
Still Life - inanimate objects found or purposely arranged in a unique order.
Photo by: Robert Sherman
Waterscape - natural scene of water, with the various objects it contains. Image may contain elements that qualify it for other categories. Contestant makes the call.
Wildlife Animal - undomesticated animals, regardless of the habitat in which the photo was taken.
Richardson Parks & Recreation Department Staff Should Not be asked to determine the Category for your Image. This must be the Photographer/Contestant’s decision.
Photo by: Mark Smith