To celebrate the Scottish Year of Innovation, Architecture and Design and to encourage interest in Dumfries and Galloway’s built heritage, the local group of AHSS is organising a photographic competition for young people in 2016.
There will be two classes for those aged 15 and under on 1 June 2016 and those aged 16 and under-25 on 1 June 2016. The competition is open to residents of Dumfries and Galloway including students attending University on the Crichton Campus.
The first prize for each class will comprise:
A framed version of their photo
An hour’s photographic tuition with Allan Wright
Display of the photos on the web, at exhibitions throughout D&G and in the AHSS national magazine
The second prizes will be £50 and exhibition, and the third prizes £25 and exhibition.
The competition will be organised electronically via email to which all entries should be addressed ([email protected]).
Entries will be judged on the quality of the photograph of the whole, part, a detail or interior of a building and not more than 100 words describing why the building is attractive to the photographer.
The judges will be Allan Wright (photographer) and Martin Robertson (architectural historian).
Each entrant may submit up to three photographs, each with the 100 word appreciation. The photos should be their own work and should have been taken during 2016.
Entries will be accepted from the issue of this notice up until 30 September 2016. Winners will be announced at the Mill on the Fleet, Gatehouse of Fleet, on Saturday 29 October.
Entries should include the following details:
Phone No.
Name/location of building
Up to 100 words appreciation of the building
The Small Print
Images must be submitted in JPEG format at full resolution. The following adjustments are allowed:
tonal adjustments
colour balance correction
removal of dust, stray birds etc.
use of gradient adjustment of colour saturation within reason
moderate sharpening
deliberate movement
exposure adjustments
HDR if realistic only
dodging and burning
The following adjustments are not allowed:
cloning out significant unwanted objects
compositing of new objects or moving an existing object
significant alteration of lighting with e.g. plugin apps
Copyright remains with the individual.

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