Alabama Renaissance Faire
Photography Contest

Photography Contest Guidelines

 

The Alabama Renaissance Faire sponsors an annual photography contest. Professional and amateur artists may apply. 

 

The winning photo in each category is selected based on the image's ability to reflect on the relevance of the Alabama Renaissance Feast and Faire. 

 

Photos must be taken at the Alabama Renaissance Feast and Faire. Photos from prior years may be submitted in the Classic Category (please note the year, if known). The original photographer must be credited. 

 

Winning photos will be selected using a double-blind method by impartial judges and will be published on our social media platforms, in magazines and newspapers, and will become part of our official Royal Archives. Winners will be awarded a certificate and their photos will be featured in our official publicity packages and on our social media platforms. 

Rules for Submission of Entries

  1. The photo must have been taken during the current year at the Alabama Renaissance Feast or Faire.
     

  2. The entry must be submitted by e-mail to director@thealrenfaire.org with Photo Contest Entry in the subject line.
     

  3. Entries must be submitted in a .jpg format.
     

  4. The following information must be included in the e-mail:

  • The Category entered: Feast, Portrait, Action, Scenic, Artistic, Classic. The Classic category is for photos from earlier years only; please include year if known. Other categories are for photos from current year only.

  • The Division entered: Professional or Amateur.

  • The name of the original photographer.

  • The identities of those photographed, if known.

  5. ​Each entrant may only submit 5 total photos over all categories. For example, the                          photographer may enter 5 photos in 1 Category or may enter 1 photo in each of 5                          Categories, as long as the total number of entries do not exceed 5. 

 

  6. If entrant enters more than 5 photographs that will result in disqualification of all entries            from that individual.  
 

  7. Deadline for submissions will be November 1, 2021.
 

  8. A panel of judges will make the final determination of the winning entry based on artistic            merit and suitability as a visual image for the Alabama Renaissance Faire. Winners will be            notified by e-mail. 

   9. All contest photo entries become the property of the Alabama Renaissance Faire. Upon               entry, the photographer grants the faire full rights to publish for any and all purposes,                 commercial, promotional, or otherwise.