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DeWitt County Shutterbugs request entries for 2013 annual Photography Contest

By Victoria Advocate
Feb. 22, 2013 at midnight
Updated Feb. 21, 2013 at 8:22 p.m.

The 2012 Winners of the DeWitt County Shutterbugs   Annual Photography Contest/Exhibition.

The DeWitt County Shutterbugs invite all photographers to enter the 2013 annual Photography Contest/Exhibition. The submission dates are between March 1-28.

More than $1,000 in prize money will be awarded in both the adult and youth divisions.

In the adult division, there are seven categories: architecture, animals/fauna, flowers/plants, landscapes/scenic, miscellaneous, portraits/people and special effects (digital or film).

First place in each category will receive $50, second place will receive $40, and third place will receive $30. A special wildflower category features a $75 award and best in show has a prize of $100. There is a $5 entry fee per photo for adults with no limit of entries.

The youth division is open to students in eighth grade or lower and has one general category. First place $30; second place wins $20; and third place wins $10. Youth entry fee is $3 per entry.

On April 6, a panel of three qualified judges will select winning photographs based on technical merit and artistic impression. Only the highest scoring photos in each category will be exhibited. Approximately 250 photos are displayed from the hundreds submitted. The exhibition will take place at the Cuero Municipal Library, 207 E. Main St., in Cuero. Photos will be on display from April 8 to May 2 during library hours: Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.

All entries must conform to the rules. For a complete copy of the contest rules and submission instructions, contact Marsha Gibson at 361-275-6583 or email mlg42@hughes.net or contact Dianna Bartosh at 361-275-6336 or email dbartosh@txun.net.

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