*The following information is ONLY relevant to entries/entrants that have been chosen as finalists of the categories.
16x20 PRINT SPECIFICATIONS AND RULES FOR SUBMITTING PHYSICAL PRINTS
1. Single or multiple images may be submitted in any shape and size on a 16x20-inch (vertical or horizontal) mount board with a minimum image size of 10 inches (25.4 cm) on the longest length. A border surrounding the image does not contribute to this length. The shortest length of your print cannot be less than 4 inches (10.1 cm). The following sizes are examples of what is an acceptable entry: 8x10, 7x10, 4x10, 11x14, 4x16-inches, etc. The following sizes are examples of what is NOT an acceptable entry: 3x10, 6x9, 5x7 inches, etc.
2. If you have more than one image on the mount, then the combined length of the images must measure no less than 10 inches (25.4 cm) on the longest edge. The space in between each individual image does NOT contribute to the measured length. We will measure the combined length of each individual image only.
3. Print entries must be mounted on a standard mount material double weight mat board, gatorboard, 1/4” foam/6mm, or Sintra). Recommended mounting thickness is 1/10” to 3/8” (3mm to 10 mm). The depth of your matted print must not exceed 3/4”. Float mounting is accepted at the entrant’s risk for damage. No mount that could potentially damage other entries or pose a danger to the print handlers will be accepted. Masonite, glass, stretcher frames or conventional frames will not be accepted.
4. No material may be added to the front or back of an entry that may damage another entry.
PRINT VIEWING CONDITIONS
All prints to be judged are displayed on a special presentation stand at the front of the room and it will be illuminated using daylight-balanced lighting. The light intensity is equivalent to an exposure set at 100 ISO, f/2.8 at 1/125. (2000 LUX, EV10, 5000K). The viewers are made by GTI Graphic Technology and are Model# PDV 220.
A matted print usually consists of a photo adhered to a mat with another mat (with a window cut out) overlapping and framing the photograph as shown below.