Victoria Photography Club annual contest approaching

Daniela Kirkpatrick, Victoria, “Deadly Embrace”

The Victoria Photography Club will accept photos for its 2019 annual Photography Contest/Exhibition from July 1 to 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.

The student division is not separated by category.

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

In addition, Richard Korczynski of Korczynski Photo Lab & Studio will select three photographs and provide the following prizes: first award, 16x20 stretched canvas print; second award, 16x20 watercolor print; and third award, 16x20 mounted print.

A $6 entry fee will be charged for each 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 will receive $30; second place, $20; and third place, $10. Each will receive a rosette.

Entry fee is $3 per photo.

If students want to participate in the adult competition, the appropriate fee must be paid, and the photo must be entered in a particular category. Adult division rules and requirements must be followed. Then, they are eligible for the adult prizes and the Best of Show competition.

Aug. 3, a panel of three qualified judges will select the winning photographs based on technical merit, impact, composition and suitability of category.

Only the highest-scoring photographs in each category will be exhibited. About 350 are displayed from the hundreds submitted.

The exhibit will be at the Victoria Mall from Aug. 10 to 17 during mall hours. Victoria Photography Club members will be present during peak hours to answer questions and hand out club information.

For more information on the contest and exhibit, and to get entry forms, go to victoriaphotographyclub. com/page4.html

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