Annual Shutterbugs contest seeks entries

Feb. 7, 2018 at 10:15 p.m.
Updated Feb. 8, 2018 at 6 a.m.

Frank Klein, of Yorktown, placed first in the Black and White category of the 2015 DeWitt County Shutterbugs photo contest with his photo, "Ranch House."

Frank Klein, of Yorktown, placed first in the Black and White category of the 2015 DeWitt County Shutterbugs photo contest with his photo, "Ranch House."   Contributed Photo for The Victoria Advocate

The DeWitt County Shutterbugs is gearing up for its 21st Annual Photography Contest/Exhibition.

Prize money totaling $1,200 will be awarded in both the adult and youth divisions, according to a news release from the group.

The adult division has eight categories: animals, architecture, black and white, flowers/plants, landscapes/scenic, miscellaneous, portraits/people and creative effects.

Photos can be taken by any form of camera, including cellphone, tablet and drone.

First place in each category will receive $50, second place will receive $40 and third place will receive $30. A special wildflower category features an $80 award, and best in show has a prize of $100.

Adults have a $5 entry fee per photo with no limit on entries.

The youth division is open to students in eighth grade or lower and has one general category.

First in youth wins $30, second wins $20 and third wins $10.

Youth entry fee is $3 per entry.

Photos are to be delivered to the Cuero Municipal Library, 207 E. Main St., in Cuero, between March 1 and 29.

No entries will be accepted after the deadline.

April 7, a panel of three qualified judges will select winning photographs based on technical merit and artistic impression. The exhibition will be at the Cuero Municipal Library in Cuero from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m.-noon Saturday April 10-May 3.

A complete copy of the contest rules can be found at dewittcshutterbugs.com or contact Marsha Gibson, 361-275-6583 or mlg42@hughes.net, or Dianna Bartosh, 361-275-6336 or dbartosh@txun.net.


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