Photography Showcase Details
Key Dates & Ways To Enter
Entry Deadline: July 24, 2023
Drop-Off Dates: July 29 & 30, 2023
3:00 – 7:00 pm, Hall A, Prairieland
Show Dates: August 8-13, 2023
Saskatoon EX, Hall A
Pick-Up Date: August 14, 2023
3:00 – 7:00 pm, Hall A, Prairieland
Or Enter By Mail
Saskatchewan Art Showcase Competition
P.O. Box 6010
Saskatoon, SK S7K 4E4
Mail entries must be received by Monday, July 24, 2023 and include return postage for return of entries.
Photography Rules & Guidelines
Please be familiar with all of our rules and guidelines before entering the competition. They are as follows:
- There is no entry fee.
- The same print cannot be entered in more than one category. Prints previously entered in the Saskatchewan Art Showcase are not eligible.
- The entire print must be the camera work of the entrant.
- Any obviously manipulated photograph must be entered in the Creative Manipulation Divisions. A final decision will be at the judges’ discretion.
- No nudes.
- Prints must be properly and securely mounted and/or matted on standard mount boards (except for Snapshot Division).
- Prints framed, covered with glass, on plaques, canvas, metal or acrylic are not eligible for competition.
- Entrants are responsible for classifying and identifying their prints.
- All prints must be listed on the entry form. No artist signature or title on the front of the print. Previous labels or objects must be removed from the back of the print. The identification label must be affixed to the back top right-hand corner. Prints disqualified for competition may be entered in Division 8 – Display Only.
- Photographers may enter a maximum of eight (8) prints.
- Maximum print size for all divisions, except Snapshots, is 24″ x 24″ including mat. All prints, except Snapshots, must be properly mounted and/or matted. Snapshots can be 4″ x 6″, 5″ x 7″ or up to 4″ x 12″ for panoramic. Prints that do not meet requirements will be disqualified from competition but showcased in Division 8 (see details).
If a division does not have a minimum of six (6) entries, it may be re-classified.
- The photographer retains copyright.
Photography Divisions (Division of Prints)
NOTE: Maximum size for all divisions, except Snapshots, is 24” x 24” including mat. All prints, except Snapshots, must be properly mounted and/or matted. Snapshots can be 4” x 6”, 5” x 7” or up to 4” x 12” for panoramic. Prints that do not meet requirements will be disqualified from competition but showcased in Division 8 (see details).
Division 1: Snapshot
Do not mount or mat snapshots.
Division 2A: Student Grades 1-8 as of June, 2023
Division 2B: Student Grades 9-12 as of June, 2023
Division 3A: Amateur
A photography hobbyist; may be any age.
Division 3B: Advanced Amateur
Makes a portion of their income on photography or photography-related activities; and/or has considerable experience in competition, exhibition or commercial work.
Division 4A: Creative Manipulation (novice level)
A photographer beginning to use in-camera or post-processing software to create surreal, abstract, impressionistic, or unrealistic images using techniques such as image adjustments, filters, special effects, and heavy HDR.
Division 4B: Advanced Creative Manipulation
A photographer more proficient in the use of in-camera
settings or post-processing software to create surreal,
abstract, impressionistic, or unrealistic images using
techniques such as multiple layers, blend or mask modes,
composites, collages, brushes, or plug-in filters.
Note: All creative manipulation images in the final print
must be the work of the photographer – no stock images.
Division 5: Human Portraiture
Division 6: Wildlife
Non-domesticated birds and animals with a heartbeat.
Division 7: Display Only
Open to: People who make their livelihood from
photography, judges for the Saskatchewan Art Showcase,
and prints not eligible for competition. Professionals and
judges may include a short biography. One image per
photographer. Images must be ready for hanging along
with a short biography or artist statement.
Photography ID Labels
Have your Photography entry critiqued to maximize your creative potential. Thursday, August 11, 2022 from 7:00 – 9:00 pm.