Below are the rules and entry form for
the 2018 Hostler Photo Contest.

You can download a pdf file of the rules

and entry form by clicking here
: 2018 photo contest rules



Hostlers Photo Contest Rules and application for 2018
1. All photos must be Railroad related.

2. Photos must be the work of the person entering the Contest.

3. Photos will be no larger than 8”X12” with a frame size no larger than 11"X14" . It is recommended that 8”X12”, 8”X10” and
7”X10” photos be matted and mounted in an 11"X14" frame. The photo should be framed with a wire on the back for hanging. If it is not framed or can not be hung on a hook, it will be disqualified.

4. You can enter any photo as long it has not been in any other Hostler Photo Contest.

5. Unlimited computer editing is allowed only in the Model Railroading and Railroading categories. Minimal computer editing such as brightness, contrast, color correction, etc. -- will be allowed in all the other categories.

6. Only one contest entry form per entrant is needed.

7. You will be limited to 1 Entry per Category.

8. Categories:
(Note, there are additions and ommissions from previous contests)

A - Steam Locomotives (prototype)
B - Steam Locomotive (model, any scale)
C - Non-Steam: Diesel, Turbine Locomotives/Motorcars (prototype)
D - Non-Steam: Diesel, Turbine Locomotives/Motorcars (model)
E - Railroad Structures (prototype)
F - Railroad Structures (model, any scale)
G - Rolling Stock, Maintenance of way, caboose (prototype)
H - Rolling Stock, Maintenance of way, caboose (model)
I - Railroading (anything that will not fit in any other category) (model or prototype )
J - Railroading People (prototype only)
K- Model Railroading Photos (model scenes any era or scale )

8. Photos Must Be Entered Between the Hours of 3 :00 PM To 6:00 PM on Friday and 8:00 AM To 12:00 Noon on
Saturday, of current Hostler Festival.

9. Judging will be, by spectators, from 10:15 A.M. on Saturday until 12:15 P.M. on Sunday of current contest.

10. Photos Must Be Displayed Until 2:00 PM Sunday,of the current Hostler Festival, after which time they may be picked up.

11. Liability Release: Even though the Hostler Model Railroad Club has
taken every step to ensure the safety of your Photo, The Club and its members make no warranty or representation, either expressed or written to the loss or safety of your Photo. The photographer in entering this contest will assume the entire risk as to the loss and safety of his or her Photos. In no event will the club or any of its members be liable for direct, indirect, incidental or consequential lost or damage to the Photos. Any Photo not
picked up by 4:00 P.M. Sunday of the current contest, will be disposed of.

Entry Number:____________

A______ Steam Locomotives (prototype)
B ______ Steam Locomotive (model, any scale)
C ______ Non-Steam: Diesel, Turbine Locomotives/Motorcars (prototype)

D ______ Non-Steam: Diesel, Turbine Locomotives/Motorcars (model)

E ______ Railroad Structures (prototype)

F ______ Railroad Structures (model, any scale)

G ______ Rolling Stock, Maintenance of way, caboose (prototype)

H ______ Rolling Stock, Maintenance of way, caboose (model)

I ______ Railroading (anything that will not fit in any other category) (model or prototype )

J ______ Railroading People (prototype only)

K ______ Model Railroading Photos (model scenes any era or scale )

Name: ___________________________________________________ Phone:___________________

Address:___________________________________________________________________________
(Number & Street) (City & State) (Zip Code)
I have read the above rules and will abide by them as stated.

__________________________________________________ Signature