Daffodil Photography Show Rules

We encourage members and the public to contribute images broadening and advancing our understanding of the daffodil, and enhancing our knowledge of the flower, the people who grow them, and the rapidly evolving art and technology of photography.

Judging will be conducted by a panel of Photography and ADS Judges selected by the Photography Chair. Photos will be judged by the panel on originality, composition, technical excellence, overall impact, and artistic merit.

All judging decisions are final.

Below are the Photography Show – General Rules;

  1. Entries retain the copyright of the photographer and may be used at the discretion of the American Daffodil Society (ADS)  and sponsoring local society in future displays websites and publications. Exhibitors need not be members of the ADS. There is no photographer entrance fee.
  2. Photographers must register to participate in this photo contest by completing the application form- Registration Form on the website: (photo-show.daffodilusa.org) Please provide a username, your email address, your first and last names, and your state or location. If you are under age 21, respond to the question “Youth Photographer?” by answering “Yes”.  To help us reject sign-up-bots, please enter “I like daffodils” in the last input area. Pre-registration is encouraged.
  3. Each photographer will be anonymous. We encourage you to register starting August 2nd. Deadline for entering photo entries is Saturday, September 26, 2020 at 12 PM EDT.  If you have questions please use this contact form: Questions or Comments.

    All entries must be the work of the exhibitor and celebrate the daffodil with images of one or more daffodils or daffodil parts as required by the class. Any changes to the original image must be the work of the exhibitor: that includes manipulation, cropping and enhancing for color/clarity. All classes are open to color or black and white photographs and may be subdivided as needed.

  4. Photographers must provide the following: class name and number, title for photo, and the name of the daffodil(s), if known.  If you register and upload your own photos, you may select the photo class that you believe is appropriate for your photo.  The photography Committee may move some of your photos to another class. They also may sub-divide photo classes if they see a common thread. This process is designed to encourage the work of other exhibitors by giving more awards.
    • For Class P1: identify the general area where the daffodils were photographed.
    • For Class P6: (Now blooming) the date and time stamp are required.
    • For Class P7:  age of entrant for Youth up to and including age 20.
  5. Photographers may enter no more than 2 photographs in each class, regardless of subdivisions. Photographers may enter up to 10 images in Class P6, must include date stamp.
  6. Digital photos must only be submitted as JPEGs. Do not reduce the size of your photographs. Photos will be displayed in an appropriate size for web browser.
  7. Only one 1st, one 2nd, and one 3rd may be given in each class if merited. Honorable Mentions may be awarded only in classes where the top three awards are given. Classes may be subdivided at the discretion of the Photography Chair.
  8. The recommended scale of points by which the classes are judged is:
    Creativity………….25
    Composition………25
    Craft……………….25
    Content……………25
    Total………………100

    In Class P6 — Daffodils in Bloom Now, standard daffodil judging takes precedence over photographic concerns under content – points weighted and increased to 40 for content, 20 for the other concerns.

  9. Photographs may be chosen by the editor for inclusion in The Daffodil Journal, or for publication in ADS Regional Newsletters. Judges’ Choice Ribbons may be awarded, a Virtual People’s Choice Award will be given and the ADS Youth Photography Award will be given for the best photograph in Class P-7. The Wells Knierim Ribbon will be presented to the best photograph in the Photography Show on Sunday November 8th and mailed to the photographer.