68th CCOR Salon 2016

The Club’s Annual Salon is East Tennessee’s most prestigious photography competition and show. Hundreds of entries from both amateurs and professionals throughout East Tennessee hang in the beautiful New Hope Center during the month of November. After the 2016 Salon, some of the winners will also be shown in the American Museum of Science and Industry. (AMSE) The show formally opens with an evening reception and gallery walk at the New Hope Center on Nov 4 at 7 PM.

Salon Overview

The Salon has three major divisions: Black and White Printed Entries, Color Printed Entries and Digital Projected Entries. In the Screen Entries Division, Black and White, and Color photographs are judged together. Each of the three major Divisions contains ten Categories.

  1. Architecture
  2. Botanicals
  3. Creative Development
  4. Creative Vision
  5. Inanimate Objects
  6. Landscape
  7. People
  8. Scenic
  9. Science & Technology
  10. Wildlife

You can submit up to six images in each of the three Divisions for a total of 18 images.

Definitions for each of the ten categories can be found in the Salon Rules. We have tried to make the definitions as clear as possible, knowing that they are still subject to somewhat different interpretations by photographers. Because of this, an entry might be moved from one category to another by the CCOR person who checks to see that the images are in the correct categories.

Prints must be mounted on a 16" x 20" by 3/16" foam core board. Print hangers have tips that are pressed into, but not through, the foam core. If thinner foam core is used, the print could be damaged. In most cases, thinner foam core board will result in the print not being displayed in the Gallery. Print submission is at the New Hope Center on October 21, from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM and October 22, from 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM.

You can view a comprehensive .MP4 video by Jim Parks demonstrating an effective way to mount prints so they will display properly and safely at this link: Photo Mount

Every year, a few submitted prints peel away from their foam core backing while being displayed. Be certain your images are securely mounted in order to avoid either disqualification (during judging) or removal from display afterwards.

Digital Projected images on a CD, along with a completed entry form and fee, may be hand delivered to the Camera Club of Oak Ridge on Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at CCOR’s monthly meeting.

If not submitted on a CD, screen entries and their completed entry form must be submitted to the email address: SalonDigitalEntries @OakRidgeCameraClub.org between October 4 and October 11, 2016.

Salon Entry Fee

The Salon Entry Fee is $15 for CCOR members, $25 for non-members and is FREE for full-time students! For your convenience, you can use the yellow "Pay Now" button for the Entry Fee.

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Salon Rules and Forms 2016

The Complete Rules and Entry Forms for the CCOR 2016 Salon are linked below. Come and join the fun!

Salon Entry Form for 2016 (.docx)
Salon Entry Form for 2016 (.pdf)
Salon Rules for 2016 (.docx)
Salon Rules for 2016 (.pdf)