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Desert Foothills Library Photography Contest 2019

General Information

Eligibility: The competition is open to all, regardless of age, except Desert Foothills Library Association Board Members and Desert Foothills Library employees and immediate family.

Entry Fee: $5 per image. Payable by cash or check only. Free for youth aged 17 and under

Awards:  Determined by a division of the entry fee money, as follows:

1st place:  60%

2nd place: 30%

3rd place:  10%

There will be cash awards for the youth section of the competition, with free entry.

Juror: Suzanne Johnson, President of Gnosis Media.

Contact: Please direct all questions to Jerry Sieve by email at: [email protected]

Important Dates

Drop off photographs: Friday May 10th 2019, 3 – 6 p.m. and Saturday May 11th 2019, 12 – 4 p.m. at the Desert Foothills Library.

Exhibition dates: July 1st – July 19th 2019

Reception/Award Ceremony: Saturday July 6th 2019, 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.

Pick up photographs: Saturday July 20th 2019, 12 – 4 p.m.

Entry Requirements

Deadline:    Entries must be delivered in person (no mail) on Friday May 10th 2019,

3 – 6 p.m. or Saturday May 11th 2019, 12 – 4 p.m. at the Desert Foothills Library,

38443 N Schoolhouse Road, Cave Creek, Arizona, 85331. Website: www.dfla.org

Entries:      Submissions are not limited per entrant. Any image is acceptable. However, as this is a “Photography” competition, images showing a high amount of computer manipulation will not be accepted. Traditional photographs and digital images in color and black & white are eligible. Submissions cannot have been previously exhibited or published. Similar images are considered to be the same image. Street art shows are not considered an exhibition. For submissions, physical photographic prints only. No images submitted on CD, thumb drive, memory cards, transparencies, etc., will be accepted. Framed images will also not be accepted. All images should be matted. Matt size to be no more than 20″ in any one direction, all images are to be ready to hang. Unmatted prints will not be accepted.

Labels:         Clearly label the back of each image with its title and your initials. Approximately 1’’ x 4” label size.

Return of entries: There will be no mail return of images. The Desert Foothills Library is not liable for lost or damaged images while it has possession of the images. Images should be collected from the Desert Foothills Library on Saturday July 20th 2019, 12 p.m. – 4 p.m. Submissions not collected on the appointed day will become the property of the Desert Foothills Library.

Work that is Chosen for Display and final judging: Award winning (top three) photographers may be asked to provide brief personal comments about their photograph. This information will accompany your photograph while on display and be used for promotional purposes.

Notification of award winners: The Contest Reception will be held at the Desert Foothills Library on Saturday July 1st 2019, 4.00 p.m. – 5.30 p.m. The 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners will be announced at the reception.

Liability:    The applicant is required to sign and submit a liability release agreement (last page).

Copyright Licensing Agreement: The applicant is required to sign and submit a copyright licensing agreement (last page).