8th Annual Photo Contest Returns

The City of Valdosta is proud to partner again with the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts to host the Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest. This is the city’s 8th annual photo contest designed to inspire citizens to capture on camera the best of living in Valdosta. Whether photography is your passion, your hobby or just an occasional pastime, we invite you to participate.

This is a People’s Choice Contest. A firstplace winner and an honorable mention will be selected in each category. Our citizens will also vote on the overall Best in Show Award, for both the adult and youth (ages 14 and under) participants.

An opening reception will be held at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts on Monday, June 13, and the public is invited to attend and to vote on the entries. Voting will continue at the arts center from June 13 through July 13, 2016.

Winners will be announced on Monday, July 18, from 5 - 7 p.m. at a reception at the center. The photos will remain on display at the center through Saturday, July 22. Winning photos will become part of a traveling display that may be viewed from August until December in various city locations.

Anyone may submit up to five entries (a maximum of one entry per category), and categories are open to the photographer’s interpretation. All photographs must be taken within the Valdosta city limits, and entries must be mailed or hand-delivered to the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts by Tuesday, May 31, 2016, where they will be displayed in the center’s Tillman Gallery beginning on June 13.

No professional skills, special equipment or fees are required to enter. For more information, call the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts at (229) 247-2787 or the City of Valdosta Public Information Office at (229) 259-3548 or download the 2016 Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest Application from www.valdostacity.com.

Prizes will be awared in five categories: 
Planes & Trains (and other transportation in the city)
Paws & Claws (for animal lovers)
Trees & Bees (and other nature wonders)
Faces & Places (Photographers’ favorites)
Sites & Lights (potential film & movie locations in the city)
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