Make sure your subject matter is well lit and not under partial shadows.
Even amazingly rare shots will have trouble winning if they are blurry.
what is going on in the background of your photo and make sure it
doesn’t detract from your main subject matter, including random arms or
partial faces that can sneak into your photo.
background is important and really enhances the shot, your subject
matter should be centered and fill a majority of the frame without
cutting off an essential part of the subject matter (like tops of
Make sure your photo tells a story, even if it is “We had a good time at the Faire!”
Subject matter should preferably be facing the camera (not necessarily looking at), unless that is part of the story.
The Faire will not adjust your photos for judging purposes, so please crop or adjust before submitting.
2014 Photo Contest Terms & Conditions
No purchase necessary.
Employees of the Renaissance Pleasure Faire and their immediate families are not eligible to participate.
Only photos of the Original Renaissance Pleasure Faire 2013 season may be submitted.
Limit: 8 total entries per person. You may enter 2 photos in each category.
The Renaissance Pleasure Faire reserves the right to substitute prizes based on availability.
Prizes are not transferable and NO substitutions for cash will be made.
photos may be used in connection with advertising, promotions and
other activities. By entering contest, participants grant the
Renaissance Pleasure Faire and Renaissance Entertainment
Productions full rights to publish and/or exhibit their photos
without payment or compensation.
photos will be selected on the basis of originality and interest.
Decisions of the judges are final and will be posted by March 1,
How to enter photos:
Images must be no smaller than 2 mb or no larger than 8 mb at 300DPI. (Note: most photos taken using cell phones do not meet this requirement without reformatting.)
Images must be sent in jpeg format.
Each emailed photo must be sent with the following information in the BODY of the email:
Address, City, State, Zip Code
Phone number (we will only use this to notify the winners)
Photo Category (1. Action, 2. Special Event, 3. Children, 4. What Makes You Smile)