Photography club accepting entries to contest

The Victoria Photography Club is accepting entries for its 2014 annual photography contest/exhibition.

The deadline to enter is July 31.

More than $1,500 in combined prize money will be awarded in the adult and student divisions.

The adult division has nine categories: animals/fauna, birds, building/structures, close-up/macro, creative, flowers/plants, landscape/scenic, miscellaneous and people/portraits.

First place in each adult category will receive $75, second place will receive $50, and third place will receive $25. All will also receive a rosette. Best in Show will receive $125 and a rosette.

A $6 entry fee is charged per adult entry with no limit on the number of entries.

The student division is open to all students of high school and lower grades and has one general category.

First-place winner will receive $30, second place gets $20, and third place receives $10. Each will also receive a rosette. Entry fee is $3 for each student entry.

A panel of three judges will select the winning photographs Aug. 9. The highest scoring photographs in each category will be exhibited. About 350 are displayed from the hundreds submitted. The exhibition will be at the Victoria Mall from Aug. 15 to Aug. 24 during mall hours.

For entry rules and details, click here or email the club president at: president@victoriaphotographyclub.com.