NYCHA looks for shutterbugs

AQHA NCHA WeekendA picture is worth a thousand words, and the NCHA wants to know the story of your area’s NCHA Weekend event. We’re looking for photos from each area’s event that captures the people, excitement, camaraderie, and all the happenings over the weekend for use in the Cutting Horse Chatter. The NYCHA Shutterbugs contest is open to ALL youth members attending an NCHA Weekend event. As an Official NYCHA Press Representative for the NCHA during NCHA Weekend, you’ll be issued a press badge by your show secretary as well as a disposable camera should you need one.

Rios of MercedesIs there a prize?
Of course there’s a prize! Rios of Mercedes, the Official Boot of the NCHA, has generously provided a pair of boots to the winner of the NYCHA Shutterbugs contest. The winner will be selected by a panel of judges that will evaluate each photo entry based on how well the youth member captured the essence of their area’s NCHA Weekend show. Photo clarity (no blurry images, please) and resolution will also be taken into consideration.

What do I have to do?
Grab a camera and look for photo opportunities around the show! We’re looking for all kinds of candid photos – silly pictures, folks interacting with each other, show staff and attendees at work, fellow youth members hanging out together, what’s for lunch, any special events (cookouts, parties, contests, etc.), or just anything you see that would make a great picture!

What if I don’t have a camera? Can I use my phone?
We are sending disposable cameras to each show secretary, in case you need one. Supplies are limited and secretaries will distribute them on a first come, first served basis. Sorry, we can’t use pictures taken with your phone. They are not high enough in resolution to print well in the Chatter magazine. If you have your own digital camera you can use it.

What do I do when I’m done?
If you’re using a disposable camera, just send the whole camera back to the NCHA office with your name and area number written on it and we’ll get your photos developed for the contest. If you’re using a digital camera, make a CD of all the images you took, write your name and area number on the disc, and mail it to the NCHA office. Please do not email photos.

What is the deadline to send in my pictures?
Disposable cameras and CDs should be postmarked no later than Monday, June 10, 2013. The winner will be announced and notified the following Monday, June 17.