Photo Contest Sees Fierce Competition, Deadlines
Attention all you shutterbugs! It’s not too late to submit your great shots to the Annual Photo Contest in Saguache. This year, the event was moved to coordinate with the Annual Fall Festival and Quilt Show to be held on Saturday, Sept. 15.
But there’s a lot to do before then – so round up your favorite snapshots, chat-snaps and good, old-fashioned black & whites, and let the community be the judge!
Last year’s contest had a record 125 photos from 29 artists! And perhaps as a testament to “tradition meets with technology,” the Grand Champion Photo – “Round-Up” was captured by Josiah Brinkley from his iPhone!
This year’s categories include: Historical Buildings, Local (people or activities), Best Friends (two or more animals, children adults of mix),Landscape, Skyscapes (sunrise, sunsets, rainbow, storm clouds, lightening), Wildlife, Miscellaneous(still life, or any topic not fitting into the other categories), Miscellaneous/Organic (floral trees, vegetables, plant life), Action (working cowboys, rodeo. rafting, sporting event), Pets ( domesticated, animals, i.e. cats, dogs, horses, chickens cows), Series ( 2 – 4 related photos), Black & White (any subject), and Professional (any subject).
All photos must have been taken in the San Luis valley. Each person is limited to two photos in any category. Entries must be suitably framed or matted.
There will be ribbons for places 1-6 in each category as well as on overall Grand Champion and Reserve Champion awarded to amateurs only. The professional category will have the same categories same rules and may be grouped together if not enough entries are submitted. A professional is described as “a person taking and showing photographs specifically for profit.”
Entries are due starting Wednesday, Sept. 5 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. each day, and close Friday, Sept. 7 at 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 6th and Christy Streets. Public judging will begin Wednesday, Sept. 12 through Friday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Fellowship Hall. Winners are a “Viewer’s Choice” decision.
The photos will be on display with their wards beginning Saturday Sept. 15 at 9 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall entries must be picked up between 3:30 – 4 p.m. Entry forms may be filled out the day the photos are submitted. There is no entry fee for the photo contest.
So keep those camera handy or those phones ready to snap your winning photo. Or maybe you have the champion picture in your collection? Submit it!