‘Public Places, Sacred Spaces’ photography contest

The 2011 photo contest winner was Victoria Dumesh's "Blue Hydrangeas and Fruits."

The Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library announces the Fifth Annual Photography Contest sponsored by Cedar Center MotoPhoto. Submissions will be accepted now through Oct. 8. Participants may drop off submissions at any Heights Libraries branch.

This year’s theme is “Public Places, Sacred Spaces.” Contestants are encouraged to submit photos of the places and spaces that give meaning to their lives, such as our neighborhoods, parks, streetscapes, homes, and places of worship.

"Each year, I am amazed at the incredible artistic talent there is in our community," said Jennifer Greene, adult services librarian and coordinator of the photo contest. "We just love giving folks a free, communitywide venue where they can display their work."

Submissions may be in color or black and white and must be mounted on white 8.5 x 11 sturdy matte board.  Photos must be 8 x 10 or smaller. A completed entry form must be attached to the back of the matte board.

For complete instructions and submission forms, visit www.heightslibrary.org/page/photocontest.

Beginning Oct. 29, the finalists will be displayed, as a traveling exhibition, at each branch so that the public can vote for their favorites.

Five prizes will be awarded for the best overall photographs. Prizes will be redeemable at the Cedar Center MotoPhoto.  Winners will be announced on Dec. 10.

The first-prize winner will receive a 30-page 8.5 x 11 photo book, 50 4 x 6 digital prints, a 16 x 20 archival photograph of the winning image, a portrait session, and an 11 x 14 portrait and a one-year membership to ClubMOTO.

Participants are welcome to stop by the Cedar Center Motophoto for 50-percent discount on prints and a $2 mounting fee per image.

Sheryl Banks

Sheryl Banks is the marketing and community relations manager for the Cleveland Heights-University Heights Public Library.

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Volume 5, Issue 9, Posted 9:22 AM, 09.03.2012