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You've Got Talent?

Highlight Your Skills and Florida’s Nature Coast

Submissions will feature geographic locations, cultural icons, and popular destinations within the target area encompassing Pasco and Hernando Counties. Submitters are encouraged to include educational features and offerings of Pasco-Hernando State College.

Instructions

  • Pick one category (listed below) and submit your project to workforce@phsc.edu no later than February 6, 2023 with DMMM COMPETITION SUBMISSION in the subject line.
  • All submissions will be sent electronically.
  • Judging will take place on February 16, 2023, during the annual Technical Advisory Committee meeting at the West Campus in New Port Richey. You will be notified if your project was selected as a winner.
  • Winning projects will be displayed at the Instructional Performing Arts Center for the month of March, featured on social media, and announced at the District Board of Trustees Meeting.

Competition Categories

Category 1: Digital Photography
  • Each participant may submit up to one photo.
  • The entry must be a single-color print.
  • The photo must have been originally captured with a digital camera and not a scanned photo from a film camera.
  • The emphasis of this competition is on digital capture; therefore, absolutely no spot-editing is allowed, and the use of any type of selection tool is prohibited.
  • Post-shot adjustments may be made to the image in a photo-editing program as long as the modification is applied to the whole image. This includes levels, black & white conversion, hue/saturation, sizing/rotation, cropping, etc. However, no post-shot filtering (or nonPhotoshop equivalent) may be applied to the image, with the exception of sharpen or despeckle, which are allowed.
  • No commercial clip art may be used in the photograph.
  • If not immediately obvious, please indicate “TOP” and “BOTTOM” on the back of the mount or mat.
  • The minimum size is to be five (5) inches by seven (7) inches.
  • The picture is to be printed on photo grade paper, not regular copy paper; the surface may have a glossy, matte, or satin finish.
  • On the “Artist’s Idea Statement,” include a detailed description of the camera, the equipment used in producing the print, and the method followed by the participant at each step of the work. Also include the date and time of exposure, camera settings, etc., from the EXIF stored by the camera.
  • A flash drive with the digital image in its original file is to be submitted with the entry; in the event that there is a question about the original image, the judges may wish to view the image in its raw file form. This should be protected in an envelope taped to the back of the entry; the name of the participant and his/her school should be written on the envelope.
Category 2: Digital Media
  • Each participant may submit up to one design.
  • Digital Media is a composition of design created, developed, assembled, or finished with the use of computer hardware and software.
  • Digital Media may be pixel-based, vector-based, or a combination of the two.
  • It may include typographic elements.
  • The work may be based on a photograph and may include art taken by the participant. However, no stock photography may be used.
  • The digital file may be printed on a variety of media including, but not limited to, paper or canvas.
  • The final print should be of high enough resolution to produce a smooth image with no unintended pixilation (300+dpi is recommended). The final print should be suitably matted, mounted, or framed as with any piece of fine art.
  • Digital Media will be judged on the basis of composition, aesthetic appeal, originality, and technical achievement.
  • A flash drive with the digital image in its original file is to be submitted with the entry. This should be protected in an envelope taped to the back of the entry; the name of the participant and his/her school should be written on the envelope. 
    Category 3: Video Production

    Two video production categories for short-form and long-form video. The proposed content for submissions is to highlight the unique character of Florida’s Nature Coast. Submissions should feature geographic locations, cultural icons, and popular destinations within the target area encompassing Pasco and Hernando counties. Submitters are encouraged to include educational features and offerings of Pasco-Hernando State College.

    • Short-Form Entry Specifications:
      • Length – 30 seconds minimum not to exceed 60 seconds.
      • Orientation – Landscape or Portrait
      • Resolution – Minimum 16:9/9:16 720p, 1080p preferred
      • Codec/Container – Please provide submission files as YouTube links and render originals as H.264/MP4.
    • Long-Form Entry Specifications:
      • Length – 60 seconds minimum not to exceed 180 seconds.
      • Orientation – Landscape only
      • Resolution – Minimum 16:9 1080p
      • Codec/Container – Please provide submission files as YouTube links and render originals as H.264/MP4.

     Important Note: When registering for the competition, use an email you regularly check and phone number. This is important if your project is selected as a winner!

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