National Press Club members can now download rules and guidelines for the twentieth annual members' photo exhibit. The exhibit showcases Club members' best print photos and electronic images, and for the first time lets participants tell the stories behind their photos and images in an online exhibit catalog.
Members can find the exhibit rules and guidelines on the Club Photography Committee's web page As before, participants can enter up to six pictures for the show, two print photos and four electronic images. The event is an exhibit, NOT a contest. There are no judges nor juries. But we ask members to enter their best high-quality work, displaying special people, moments, events, or places, not entered in previous exhibits.
Print photos will be mounted on display panels in the Club's main lobby from Aug. 30 to Sept. 27, 2019, along with large monitors showing electronic images in continuous slideshows. The Club has a new display panel this year with space to hold more print photos. As before, members can submit up to two print photos fixed on sturdy, lightweight materials, which will be attached to the panels with velcro. The rules and guidelines provide detailed specifications for the print photos, as well as the delivery process.
And as before, members can send in up to four electronic images for the exhibit. We have a new procedure this year for entering electronic images, using online forms and uploads instead of e-mail. The online forms are hosted by digital publishing company Technology News and Literature, which will collect the electronic images and prepare the slideshows.
Both electronic images and print photos will be accepted from Thursday, Aug. 1, to Friday, Aug. 16, with links given in the rules and guidelines. You can display some or all of your print photos as electronic images.
Also new this year, members can tell more about their print photos and electronic images in an online exhibit catalog. The electronic image entry forms have added fields to capture this information. And members can provide links to galleries, news stories, podcasts, or videos related to the entered photos or images. Print participants can also tell about their photos in the catalog on a separate online form; the rules and guidelines explain how.
Participation in the online catalog is optional. If you just want to enter your print photos or electronic images, that's fine. Technology News and Literature is also preparing the online exhibit catalog.
In addition, the rules document provides the key dates and deadlines for the exhibit. One of those key dates is the exhibit's opening gala, on Friday, Sept. 6, celebrating the 20th year of members' photographic story-telling.
Questions? Contact Photo Committee co-chair Alan Kotok at email@example.com.