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  Judging Categories

     Based upon years of IRWIPI Submission Research, Judging will be done in eight basic categories, or genres if you will.  Be sure to pick one for your submissions! They are:

  • Abandonment Aesthetica
  • Flora-Trucka
  • Farm Still Life
  • Elemental Reversion
  • Truck on a Stick
  • Cold Storage
  • "Parts is Parts"
  • "Junk Yard Dogs"

Abandonment Aesthetica

1. Abandonment Aesthetica

    Probably the most popular, and well represented category, this genre covers those trucks left to die (or were dragged dead) in a conveniently beautiful or scenic spot.  Easily recognized by an old truck reposing in dramatic or pleasing form next to a conveniently weathered farm building or old loading dock, these have potential.  

2. Flora-Trucka

    The Flora-Trucka category is the ever popular and, pardon the pun, ever-green, collection of derelicts with nature’s beauty growing in, on or through them.  A sub-genre is the well-known “A Tree Grows Through It” category of de rigueur trees-through-the-engine-compartment kitsch.  Delightful, if somewhat cliché at this point.

3. Farm Still Life    

     Harder to find, but oh so worth the effort (my personal favorite among the genres) are the Farm Still Life submissions.   Farm trucks that died with their boots on, so to speak, populate this creative genre that is sadly disappearing from the American landscape at an alarming rate as aesthetic family farms succumb to the developer's dozer and their aesthetically abandoned farm trucks get shipped to China to become X-Boxes ...

4. Elemental Reversion

     Perhaps the penultimate IRWIPI category is Elemental Reversion, a genre that generally depicts trucks that have the “Dust to dust, ashes to ashes” thing down cold and are well on their way to returning to the basic elements from which they sprang.  Submit an original and well-composed ER shot and you're sure to have a prize winner!

5. Truck on a Stick

     One of our perennial favs is the always fun genre of "Truck on a Stick.”  The trucks of this genre are as subtly “art” as tossing an atom bomb at someone is “diplomacy.”  This genre never fails to bring a smile to the face of even the most NOS-NAZI of us all.

6. Cold Storage

    The ole Abominable Snow Truck shot. Old Man Winter meets Old Tin! This category either literally captures the essence of the old truck on ice, or figuratively ... How creative can you be?

7. Parts is Parts

     These are shots of parts trucks, project trucks and other vehicles conveniently located within the submitter’s shop or just outside the back door.  The most convenient of the categories so don't strive for mediocrity by snapping a happy of yer parts truck -- find a creative way to illustrate the magnificent sacrifice one truck makes in laying down its own life so that another may live.

8. Junk Yard Dogs

     When all else fails, head to your local wrecking yard.  Junk yards are cool -- especially ones with older vehicles. There are nice shots to be had in an old wrecking yard so put some time into it and find 'em!

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