Dates and fees
The show will be held in the winter of 2020-2021.
Entry fee: €20 (optional)
Paypal to firstname.lastname@example.org (goods and services), please state your name if it’s different from your Paypal name.
Only entrants who pay the entry fee will be eligible for physical prizes. These will be shipped to them in the second half of January. Worldwide shipping is included in the entry fee. Some prizes will ship from the Netherlands and some from the USA.
Entrants will be admitted to the Winter Fun Photo Show Facebook group. Entrants can upload their photos in the relevant classes. Photos that are added after the judging has commenced will not be judged. Per photo the following information should be added as a caption:
Name of the model
Name of the owner
Any documentation can be posted as a comment on the photo.
Entrants who are not on Facebook can e-mail their photos to email@example.com and we will upload the photos to the albums.
IMPORTANT: After the show has been judged a selection of photos will be added to the gallery on this website. Any non-entrant who wishes to view the full albums will be permitted to join the Facebook group from January 15th onward. If you disagree with publishing any of your show photos on this website, please, let us know via email.
Judges: Anna Dobrowolska – Oczko*, Tamzyn Revolta, Anne Veeneman – van der Weel
*Anna will not judge any class that contains models that she sculpted. Machteld Hamaker will take over judging in classes where this is the case.
All three judges will judge every class separately, compare notes and arrive at one set of placings. In addition each judge will have one Judge’s Favorite Award to give to any one photo they absolutely love. Aspects that will be taken into account are creativity, interpretation of the theme, photo quality, clever use of props/surroundings. Realistic backgrounds are not required. Bonus points for making the judges laugh!
You may enter an unlimited number of photos per class, but each horse may only enter each class once. There is no limit to how many classes you may enter.
Every photo must contain at least one horse model* somewhere in the photo. Photos may be cropped,
straightened and brightened (contrast and color balance can be adjusted too) but not otherwise altered digitally.
Some classes have special rules, please read:
*What classifies as a model horse in our show?
Any sculpture, a 3D object (not a relief or a medallion) resembling any equine. It includes realistic, fantasy, and cartoon styles. It can be a representation of any equine species like horses, zebras, donkeys, prehistoric horses, etc. The fantasy creatures must be at least 50% equine. The model can be made of any material, for example, plastic, resin, glass, porcelain, wood, metal, felted wool, paper mache. It can be a toy horse or a handmade model.
First through sixth place in each class will receive digital ribbons. Medallions and other prizes will be awarded to placings of paid entrants. At the moment first and second place are set to win medallions and various prizes like saddle stands and ground poles. We are open to donations!
Artist resin models will be awarded to Overall Champion and Reserve showers. These have been sculpted and donated by Anna Dobrowolska – Oczko of Horse and Bird Studio. Take a peek on the prizes page!
Every judge will award a Judge’s Favorite Award to their favorite photo. All paid entrants will automatically be entered for a door prize raffle. You can gain one extra raffle ticket by donating prizes to the show. The door prize is a Skorie artist resin model of a yawning Shetland Pony in his shaggy winter coat. You will find a photo of Skorie on the prizes page.