The Digital General Division includes any color photos of subjects that include people or show the "hand-of-man" or human element; for example, photos of buildings, cars, domestic animals such as pets or farm animals, and cultivated plants, such as tulips, mowed lawns, or wheat. All Digital General Division images must show the human element so can not be purely nature images. A nature subject can be entered in this division if it also shows the "hand-of-man". Any images, including nature subjects that show special effects can be entered in the Digital General Division.

The Digital Monochrome Division includes any black & white photo or black & white photo with one overall color tint such as sepia, of ANY subject, ANY technique.

The Digital Nature Division includes any color photo that contains "Nature" subjects. Human elements are not allowed. Those depicting cultivated plants, domestic animals or pets, still-life studies, mounted specimens, museum pieces or groupings, or similar subjects are NOT eligible. The presence of scientific bands on wild animals is acceptable. Zoo photos and Game Farm photos are eligible provided the artificial habitat is not apparent in the image. Photographs of artificially produced hybrid plants or animals, mounted specimens, or obviously set-up arrangements, are ineligible, as are some forms of manipulation, manual or digital (see below) that alters the truth of the photographic statement.
- The photographer may perform enhancements and modifications that improve the presentation of the image that could have been done at the time the image was taken but that does not change the truth of the original nature story.
- Cropping and horizontal flipping (equivalent to reversing a slide), straightening, keystone, noise removal, dodging and burning, exposure adjustment, color balance, color correction, white balance, saturation, sharpening, cloning spots, are examples of acceptable modifications. Colorful vignetting, HDR, heavy saturation, polarization are not allowed in the Nature Division. Keep it natural.
- Adding elements to your images, combining separate images or rearranging elements in your image, removing major elements from your image other than by cropping, are not acceptable and will lead to disqualification of your image.

Members may enter up to 3 images in Digital General Division, 3 images in Digital Nature Division, and 3 images in the Digital Monochrome Division for each competition. Electronic files must be provided in .JPG format and vertical & horizontal dimensions can not exceed 1200 x 1200 pixels, including any added border. Any odd shaped images, for example 768 pixels x 1200 pixels, are acceptable. The maximum dimension may be smaller, though this is not recommended. See the Bylaws for more information.
Any border added to these digital divisions will be limited to 2 pixels width maximum.

All digital photos must be labeled accordingly:
Member'sLastName Member'sFirstName ImageTitle Non, As, or AsF.jpg.
The letter designation after the image title signifies the group the member is entering the photo in, such as "Non" for the non-assignment group, "As" for the assignment group, and "AsF" for the assignment group and was taken especially "F"or the assignment.
Examples of a digital image title are:
Smith Jim RedTrillium Non.jpg
Johnson Paula Owl As.jpg
Stoneman Marjorie EvergladeSunset AsF.jpg

Entries can be emailed or given to the chairpersons on a CD-R, ON or BEFORE the turn in date. If emailing images, please note in the subject line of your email the contest number you are entering, for example, "TCC Digital General Division Contest #1". Do not send Digital General Division images, Digital Nature Divison, and digital Monochrome Division images in the same email, send them to the appropriate chairperson, please. See the Bylaws for more information.

Color General Digital entries email to: andrew.beavis@utoledo.edu
Nature Digital entries email to: dtps@nwonline.net
Monochrome Digital entries email to: widerangles@gmail.com

NOTE: When titling images, do not use any special characters or periods in the filename, including hyphens, underscores, "/", "\", "#", etc.

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