Juniata County Fair Art Show adds photo categories

PORT ROYAL – Get creative with your camera.

The Juniata County Fair Art Show will include two new photography classes this year.

The first new class will be “Black & White and Sepia.” Photos can be of any subject that have been converted to black and white and sepia (brown and white) as part of digital post processing. No other major alterations may be made.

The second new class will be “Altered Images.” This class will include prints of any computer generated images or photography that has been altered beyond basic digital development. They may include black and white and sepia if additional alterations have been made. A list of changes must be listed on the back of the frame. Examples could include a cow standing on water, a flower swirled, or a collage of two or more images combined into one image.

Judy Mummau, Superintendent of Art for the fair, is excited about these new classes. “Every year we have requests for a black and white photography class. With the increase in photography submissions, we’re glad we can offer this new class.”

Mummau also said the Altered Images class will really showcase a variety of creative talents through digital media.

Although the new classes are limited to participants age 13 and older, there is a Children’s Division class that younger children are encouraged to enter.

Mummau reminds fair participants that there are now a total of seven photography classes for teens and adults. Returning classes include: “Photos with People,” “Photos with Animals,” “Still Life,” “Landscapes and Seascapes,” and “Unclassified Photos that include flowers, butterflies, insects, and more.”

Judging criteria includes: impact, composition, clarity, color/tone, technical and presentation. There is still a limit of three photos per photographer.

Framed art show entries will only be accepted from 3 to 8 p.m. on Aug. 28. For more information about entering photographs and artwork at the Juniata County Fair, see the Fair Book or visit www.JuniataCountyFair.com.