When: Monday, September 12, 7 pm (auction) 7:30 - photo contest
Where: Gates Hall in the main building at the Denver Botanic Gardens
The September meeting will feature the Photo Contest submissions.
Members are asked to bring their mobile devices and participate in the photo voting.
In addition to the photo contest, a silent auction will be held. Items to be bid on will be the original artwork of Tom Taggart, CMS member who recently passed away.
The meeting will start promptly at 7pm with silent auction bidding until 7:30.
Depending on the number of photos presented, there will be another 15 minutes after photo winner announcements for additional item bidding. The last 15 minutes will be devoted to announcing the silent auction winners and collecting monies for the items.
Cash is preferred payment option for ease of transactions. Credit cards will be accepted as well.
HOW TO ENTER THE PHOTO CONTEST
Email your entries BY MIDNIGHT AUGUST 31 (as attachments) to:
You must be a member of CMS to enter the contest. All entries must clearly be related to mycology in some way.
There are three categories (you can enter 3 in each - indicate the category on each photo):
1. Artistic photographs will be judged based on their artistic merit. That means that focus is not critical, and you may manipulate the image as you see fit. Colors need not be realistic.
2. Documentary photographs will be judged based on their accurate depiction of a collection or feature of some mushrooms. Focus is important, and lighting and colors need to accurately reflect the collection. Obvious manipulation of an image is not desirable in the category.
3. Anything Goes photographs have no criteria for judging other than what each judge chooses.
Remembering that the projector we use is limited to an image size of 1920 x 1080, your image should not be larger than that. If your original image is larger than that, you should create a smaller version that will fit within that size so that your image will look as good as possible.
Judging will be the same as last year. That is to say, members attending the September meeting will be judges, based on their ability to get to an Internet survey website using the wireless Internet connection provided by the Denver Botanic Gardens. Smart phones, tablets, and laptop computers are recommended ways of making that connection. If you'd like to be a judge, arrange to have one of those things with you at the September meeting. Even if you have entries in the contest you may vote.