4-H Photography

2021 Event Information

Deadlines and entry information for the Coryell County 4-H contest are listed below. Please refer to the D8 Rules & Guidelines for a complete list of rules.

Entry Deadline:  Tuesday, March 9, 2021 photos must be uploaded into the form below. Please use one form per exhibitor.

  • Age Divisions:
    • Clover Kid (5 years old & in Kindergarten through 2nd grade)
    • Junior (8 years old and in 3rd through 5th grades)
    • Intermediate (Grades 6-8)
    • Senior (Grades 9-12)

The Texas 4-H Photography Contest encourages self-expression and allows youth to demonstrate skills learned in the area of photography, including the use of photographic equipment and process of photographs.


  • To develop life skills in composition, light, story line, posing, and awareness.
  • To gain knowledge about cameras, camera settings, photography dimensions and resolution.
  • To encourage 4-H members to use photography as a meaningful communication tool in their lives.
  • To provide photography project showcase opportunity for 4-H members.
  • To continue to share the message of 4-H.
  • To utilize photographs which can promote and strengthen the 4-H program.

2021 D8 Photography Contest Information:

Texas 4-H Photography Contest Website


Coryell 4-H Photography Contest

This contest is the qualifier for the District 8 4-H Contest.

  • Please Upload Photo Entries Below

    Each 4-H member may only enter one (1) photo per category for a total of 14 entries. Photos size must be a minimum of 1MB and a maximum of 10MB and must be uploaded in the correct format (.jpg, .jpeg, .png)
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Photos focusing on the various animals that have been tamed and made fit for a human environment. To be considered domesticated, the animal must have their behavior, life cycle, or physiology systemically altered as a result of being under human control for many generations.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Category focuses on animals not tamed or domesticated and commonly found in the wilderness or the bodies of water throughout the country and world. Photos can be of wildlife in nature, zoos, and/or petting zoos.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Photos that do not fit into one of the other categories.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Getting in close is the name of the game for this category. We welcome pictures of small details that suggest a larger story. This is also the place for macro photographs (although a macro image of a flower might equally go into the Flowers category).
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Also known as time-exposure or slow-shutter, this technique involves using a long-duration shutter speed. It can be used to sharply capture stationary elements of an image while blurring, smearing, or obscuring the moving elements. It is also used in low-light conditions.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Images use of graphic elements of design. Photos that showcase line, shape, pattern, form, texture, perspective, etc. Photo can consist of any subject matter.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    A single photo that has been technically manipulated to be an abstract, panoramic, stitched, or composite image. Other variations are allowed as well.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Category is a still life specialization of photography, aimed at producing attractive photographs of food for use in such items of advertisements, packaging, menus and/or cookbooks.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    The focus of this category includes landscapes, outdoor scenics, nature images, sunsets, urban landscapes, seascapes, cityscapes, and farms. Images focus on the beauty of the outdoors.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    The capture of movement within a single photo.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Photos focus from all walks of life, parenting and family, children, babies, models/fashion, sports, and couples. All individuals in the photos mush have provided consent and permission as a subject. If requested, a release will be needed from the photographer and the subject.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    A silhouette is an outline that appears dark (typically a single color) with little or no details/features against a brighter background. Recording patterns of light and shade for a desired effect or emphasis is the definition of a shadow. The silhouette or shadow must be the primary subject and focus of the image.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    Photos of interesting, unique, and beautiful flowers and flora. Photography can occur outdoors or indoors. Photo subject should be that of a single flower, plant, bush, tree, etc. Large collections of plant/flora should be considered for entry into the Nature & Landscape category.
  • Accepted file types: jpg, png, jpeg.
    What does the Pandemic look like to you? Did you stay at home? Did you sit through numerous zoom calls? Did you try a new project? What did the pandemic look like to you?
  • Be sure to click submit when you are finished uploading your photos!

    Please refer to the District 8 4-H Photography Letter for complete rules and guidelines. The highest scoring image in each category of the Junior, Intermediate and Senior age divisions will advance to District Competition.


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