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Welcome to the 93rd Annual Exhibition of Photography's home page. Submissions are now open! The deadline is March 9, 2015 at 11:00PM.  

Below, you will find the rules and regulations for this year's competition, photograph category descriptions, and submission information. 

 

PDF Copy of Rules & Regulations inlcluding Divisions & Awards InformationAlso listed below.

Print Submission Form  Please print, complete, and attach this form to the back of all print submissions.

Online Submission Form is Posted Below. 

 

 

 

I. Divisions and Awards

The exhibition consists of nine divisions. Entrants may submit a total of 9 submissions with a maximum of 3 in each division.

 

  1. Senior Black & White and/or Monochrome Film Prints – A.F. Coventry Award

Subject matter is open – this division is based on technical execution. The senior division shall be comprised of advanced photographers, past winners of the K.B Jackson award, people who have received two honorable mentions in either the senior or junior divisions, and any other member who wishes to compete in this division. Only matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. JuniorBlack & White and/or Monochrome Film Prints – K.B. Jackson Award

Subject matter is open – this division is based on technical execution. The junior division is for less advanced photographers, or photographers new to film photography not wishing to compete in the senior division. Only matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Colour Film Prints – Hart House Colour Print Award

Subject matter is open – this division is based on technical execution. Only matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. People – William J. Dowkes Award

This division is for photographs with the subject matter 'people'. Both digital and matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Places – William J. Dowkes Award

This division is for photographs with the subject matter 'places'. Both digital and matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Nature – William J. Dowkes Award

This division is for photographs with the subject matter 'nature'. Both digital and matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Altered Images – W.J. Blackhall Award

This division is for photographs that have been digitally manipulated for artistic purposes. Both digital and matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Campus Life Images – Yousuf Karsh Award

This division is for photographs taken since January 1st, 2013. Subject matter must consist of images that capture campus life and campus activities at the University of Toronto. Both digital and matted print submissions are accepted.

  1. Photographic Essay – Bev Best Award

Each photo essay must consist of at least 3 and not more than 12 individual photographs. Every essay must have a title, and individual captions (25 words or less) OR an essay description (maximum 200 words).

For film print submissions: Photos must be mounted on a mat board individually or as a group. Each photo must not exceed 8" x 10", and total essay size must not exceed 8 square feet.

For digital submissions: Each photo essay must be compiled digitally and submitted as a PDF, JPG, or PNG file. Captions should be included in the digital compilation OR essay description can be submitted separately.

 

The Gilbert A. Milne Award will be awarded to the entrant having the highest number of winning prints (including runner-ups and honorable mentions). In the event of a tie, the award will be made to the entrant having the highest percentage of winning prints.

 

 

II. Procedure and Important Dates

 

The deadline for submissions is March 9th, 2015 at 11:00 PM. There are two possible ways to submit your photographs:

  • Online submission: Digital submissions will only be accepted for divisions D - I. Your digital photographs must be in JPG or PNG format. The maximum file size is 10 MB. You can submit your photographs via the provided online submission form at the bottom of this webpage. 

  • Print submission: Print submissions will be accepted for all divisions. Entries must be mounted on a 16” x 20” mat board or photographic mounting board. Prints can be any size within this limitation. Only one print is allowed per mounting board (except in the photographic essay division). You can drop off your entries at the Hart House HUB. Each entry must have a completed entry form attached to the back of the mat board. Please submit using this entry form.

 

After the deadline has past, a jury of professional photographers will judge all submissions. The entrants of the selected prints (winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions) will be notified by March 16. If the entrants submitted their photographs using the online submission form, they will be asked to print and mount their photographs and drop them off at the Hart House HUB by March 20, 2015.

 

The official opening reception will be on March 26th at 6pm in the Hart House East Common Room. The winners will be announced and refreshments will be served. All selected prints (winners, runner-ups and honorable mentions) will be displayed in Hart House from March 26th, 2015 – April 19th, 2015.

 

All winning prints become the property of the Hart House Camera Club.

Entrants of non-selected submissions are expected to pick up their prints at the Hart House Hub by March 31, 2015. Failure to do so will result in loss of your prints, and the Hart House Camera Club will retain the rights to use the prints as it sees fit.

 

III. General Rules

 

  1. Any University of Toronto student or Hart House member may enter submissions.

  2. All prints must be exposed by the entrant. All black and white film prints (divisions A and B) must be developed and printed by the entrant in a conventional darkroom. Colour film prints (division C) may be commercially developed and printed. Digital prints may be commercially printed. All prints may be commercially mounted.

  3. Entrants must own copyright of all images submitted. By virtue of submitting an entry, the entrant certifies the work as his or her own. While the photographer retains the copyright for his or her own images, the Hart House Camera Club reserves the right to use the material for publication and/or display in media related to the Hart House Camera Club.

  4. Prints, or prints remade from negatives of prints displayed in previous Hart House Camera Club exhibitions are ineligible.

  5. Excluding the Altered Images category, only basic manipulations that preserve the integrity of the photograph are allowed. Manipulations include, but are not limited to: cropping, sharpening and basic exposure adjustments including brightness/contrast correction.

  6. While all possible care will be taken, the Hart House Camera Club assumes no responsibility for loss or damage of entries.

  7. The committee reserves the right to re-classify entries.

  8. Awards will be given at the discretion of the judges in each division. The decision of the judges and committee is final.

  9. Entry into the exhibition implies acceptance of all of the above rules and conditions.