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Qualifying Photo Show Series

Qualification Information:
If your horse/photo qualifies at any of these shows by placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd, (4th, 5th or 6th in shows with over 100 entries per class) it is then eligible to enter the International Championship Photo Show to be held in June. A 1st, 2nd or 3rd placing in any Halter Division Class enables that horse to show in any Halter Division Class at the Championships! Entrants must keep track of their own qualifiers. No lists will be sent by MEPSA.

HOWEVER, in Performance, the horse is only eligible to show in the class in which he qualified! For example, if a horse placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd in Western Pleasure and Jumper, then those are the only two performance classes he may enter in the Championships.

Halter/Performance   Performance Only
1-15 photos - $1.00   151-200 photos - $6.00
16-50 photos - $2.00   201-250 photos - $7.00
51-100 photos - $4.00   251-300 photos - $8.00
101-150 photos - $5.00    

SASE with adequate postage required for each show. Full results will be sent to all entrants. Placings 1-10 with HMs and plenty of champs. Remember, each 1st 2nd and 3rd placing Qualifies that horse to enter the year-end Championship Show!

Only mail-in entries are accepted. Online or emailed photos will not be accepted.

Vist the Class List page for more information.

Starting with the December 7, 2002 Qualifier, MEPSA began allowing the use of Digital Photographs. Please note and observe the following rules regarding ALL photos:

- Photos suspected of any manipulation will be pulled from competition at the judge's discretion. "Manipulation" as set forth by the MEPSA Board of Directors includes, but is not limited to:
*Digitally or otherwise adding backgrounds, props, riders, tack, etc.

*Altering the appearance of the horse in any manner

Minor standard adjustments will be allowed, such as color balance, brightness, cropping, etc.

STANDARD PHOTO SIZES ONLY - Show photos should be of a uniform size. 4x6 photos are preferred, but 4x5.25 and 3x5 are also allowed. Any other size may be disqualified by the judge

Some General Photo Suggestions:
Use a high quality photo paper, for either regular or digital photography. Avoid thin and flimsy paper, this won't show off your model to its best advantage, and is more likely to become wrinkled and damaged.

For digital photography, avoid low resolution images, such as 72dpi. This will produce a poor, grainy image that may not show well. Also remember the quality of the printer will affect the quality of the photo. A poor quality low end printer may not produce the best results.

There Are Six Divisions:

Division A
OF Plastic (Breyer, Hartland, Peter Stone, Ertl, Winner's Choice, etc.)

Division B
OF China/Resin (H-R, Beswick, BHR, BFA, Corlette, Breyer Porcelains, etc.)

Division C
Artist Resin/Original Sculpture (Resins produced by an artist and finished by artists, such as those produced by DaBar, etc. OS being one-of-a-kind pieces sculpted/finished by the artist)

Division D
Customs (Any factory-produced model that has been altered in any way from its original form by an artist, including Custom Glazed china/ceramic pieces)

Division E
OF Performance (OF Plastic, OF China, OF Resin, etc.)

Division F
CM Performance (Any and all customized/Artist Resin/OS Horses) Please mark each photo with the appropriate letter. One photo per horse per class except where noted. See rules on Classlist page.


ADD YOUR FIVE LETTER ENTRANT CODE to your photo back. FIRST TWO letter of your first name, and the FIRST THREE letters of your last name: Elizabeth Jones = ELJON

Example of Back of Photo
Example of back of photo information
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The mission of the Model Equine Photo Showers Association is to serve as an inclusive organization to promote photo showing in the model horse hobby.

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