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Assigned Subject Competitions

The list below contains the Assigned Subjects for the 2016 – 2017 Competitions. Adjacent to each subject is a description detailing the type of images that may be entered. The list is in alphabetical order;  please check the Program and Competition Schedule  for the competition date of each Assigned Subject.

The descriptions will be read to the judge at each competition. It will be at the judge’s discretion to disqualify an image if they feel it does not meet the description.

A printable PDF of the Assigned subject is located at the bottom of the page.


Amusement Parks and FairsIt must be obvious that photo was taken at an amusement park, fair or carnival (ride, booth game, food stand such as cotton candy vendor or other typical carnival food, etc.). No flowers or birds permitted.
ArchitectureBuildings inside or outside. Flowers and birds may NOT be dominant.
HumorSomething that makes you smile. Flowers and birds may NOT be dominant.
Macro or Close UpClose-up of anything. You do not have to use a macro lens but it is encouraged if you own one. No birds.
MotionAnything in motion – cannot be, for example, a standing bicycle by itself (someone should be riding it). Flowers/birds may NOT be dominant.
PortraitsHead shot up to the full body of a person must be the dominant image.
Windows and DoorsDominant image must portray a window or door. Flowers and birds may NOT be dominant.


Assigned Subject PDF