Photo Deadline: Sept 9 – 10
Annual Contest Showcases SLV People, Places
Attention all you shutterbugs! It’s not too late to submit your great shots to the Annual Photo Contest in Saguache but you only have hours to do so – it’s deadline time in Saguache Today! Entries are due at the Fellowship Hall of the Methodist Church at 6th and Christy Streets starting Thursday, Sept. 9 through Friday, Sept. 10 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. So round up your favorite snapshots, chat-snaps and good, old-fashioned black & whites, and let the community be the judge!
This year’s categories include: Historical Buildings, Local (people or activities), Best Buddies (two or more animals, children adults of mix), Landscape, Skyscapes (sunrise, sunsets, rainbow, storm clouds, lightning), 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. Entry forms may be filled out the day the photos are submitted. There is no entry fee for the photo contest.
There will be ribbons for places 1-6 in each category as well as on overall Grand Champion, Reserve Champion, and Teacher’s Choice 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.”
Winners are a “Viewer’s Choice” decision. Public judging will begin next Thursday, Sept 19 thru Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Fellowship Hall. If you cannot submit during these times, call Sara at 719-239-0366 to make special arrangements.
The photos will be on display with their awards beginning Saturday, Sept. 18 at 9 a.m. at the Fellowship Hall. The event coordinates with the Annual Fall Festival and Quilt Show to be held on Saturday, Sept. 18. So keep that camera handy or those phones ready to snap your winning photo. Or maybe you have the champion picture in your collection? Submit it! Contact Sara with any questions at 719-239-0366.