The Amateur Committee of the Arabian Horse Association of Arizona announces the 2nd Annual Scottsdale Arabian Horse Show amateur Photography Contest for the best Arabian, Half-Arabian and Anglo-Arabian horse pictures. Only amateur photographers (who never sold their pictures for profit) can take part in the contest. The contest is run like classes at a horse show. We have four categories / qualifying classes, with first place to sixth awarded. These winners go into the Championship. A Top Ten is picked, and from the Top
Ten, a Champion and Reserve are awarded. The finals will be held during the 2008 Scottsdale Show and winning photographs and their ribbons will be displayed in the Entry Tent during the Scottsdale Show. Besides the ribbons the winners will be awarded with prize money of $10 to the Top Ten, $50 to Reserve, and $100 to the Champion of each out of four categories.
The first edition was a huge success last year. There were over 200 entries from United States only. And – as the organizers say – the contest is open to everyone, for the international competitors as well. There are two author’s age divisions: 13-17 years old and 18 years and older and the categories in both the Youth and Adult Division are:
1. Beauty of the Arabian Horse
2. My Horse and Buddy
3. Love my Horse
4. Humorous Horse
Each competitor may submit his pictures to more than one category but only one per category.
Pictures, prepared due to the rules of contest have to be sent to AHAA until the 1st February 2008.
The rules, entry forms and address you can find here (rules, entry form) or at the website: http://www.scottsdaleshow.com/contests/photography.html
We look forward to see our visitors’ photos to be presented at Scottsdale Show as well!