Library holds fourth annual photography contest, ‘Focus on the World’

"Blue Jays" by Anita Merriam, the Heights Library Annual Photography Contest 2010 first place winner.

Heights Library is hosting its fourth annual photography contest, sponsored by Cedar Center MOTOPHOTO. Participants can come to any of the Heights libraries to drop off submissions, which will be accepted now through Oct. 14. 

To tie in with this year’s theme, “Focus on the World,” contestants are encouraged to submit up to three photos of anywher the world, whether in their backyards or more exotic locales. Submissions can be color or black-and-white, and the photos must be 8 x 10" or smaller. Each submission must be mounted onto white 8.5 x 11" sturdy matte board, and the entrant must attach a completed entry form to the back of the board.

Complete instructions and submission forms are available at the Heights Libraries website, www.heightslibrary.org/page/photocontest, or at any of the Heights libraries.

Beginning Oct. 31, finalists will be displayed in a traveling exhibit at each library so that the public can vote for its favorites.

Five prizes will be awarded to the best overall color or black-and-white photographs, and winners can redeem their prizes at the Cedar Center MotoPhoto. The first prize is a one-year membership to ClubMoto, one portrait session, one 10 x 13" portrait, 50 free 4 x 6" prints from digital media, a 30-page 8.5 x 11" photo book, an 11 x 14" archival photograph of the winning photo and a 50-page notepad featuring the winning photo. Winners will be announced Dec. 5.

In addition, all participants are welcome to stop by the Cedar Center MOTOPHOTO for 50 percent discounts on prints and a $2 mounting fee per image.

Sheryl Banks

Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Heights Libraries.

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Volume 4, Issue 10, Posted 2:36 PM, 10.07.2011