• CREATIVE STORYTELLING IN A SCENE OR PORTRAIT:
A photograph of a created scene, tableaux or portrait.
(What we mean: In this scenario you might be bringing models, props, or other elements into a location to create a fictional story. A model is anyone you bring along to photograph, or that you photograph out of context. For example, if you dress someone up as a fisherman to take their picture it belongs here. If you find a real fisherman and take their picture it belongs in REAL PORTRAIT.)
• REAL PORTRAIT:
A documentary photograph of a person or persons in their environment.
(What we mean: The person you photograph is found in the environment, and you are photographing them as part of that environment. For example, if you find a butcher shop and take the portrait of the butcher the picture belongs here. If you photograph
that butcher as an awesome looking fisherman it belongs in
• DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY:
A photograph that truthfully portrays people, places or things.
(What we mean: This includes traditional street photography, photojournalism, news gathering, editorial and taking pictures at events. See NPPA rules.)
• URBAN LANDSCAPE:
A photograph of or relating to the man-made environment.
(What we mean: Photographing the built environment where the predominant elements and subject are man-made. If you take an amazing picture of a bridge or a building it belongs here. If you are taking a picture of a rally that also has a bridge or building in the background it belongs in DOCUMENTARY.)
• NATURAL WORLD:
A photograph of or relating to the natural environment.
(What we mean: Photographing subjects in the natural environment where the predominant elements and subject are naturally occurring. Trees, flowers, bees, and birds go here. If the bird is made of felt and is on a cowboy hat, that belongs in PORTLANDIA.)
• SERIES OF 3 to 5:
A group of images that have an intrinsic connection.
(What we mean: This one is different, so pay attention. A series is a set of connected images. The subject matter can come from any of the other categories. You will be judged on the images themselves and also on the connection between them. The series of images should support each other and create something by that connection.
Note: Photographers can submit 3-5 individual JPEGs or create a single JPEG that combines those images.)
Keep Portland Weird - A photograph that shows the uniqueness of Portland.
(What we mean: Portland is a wonderful and unique place. The elements that make our city different are hard to define, but you know it when you see it. We are weird, but weird with purpose. We are weird with story. We are weird with meaning. This category is a place to celebrate our story of diversity and strangeness.)