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Photo contest slated with Banana Festival

Photo contest slated with Banana Festival

Posted: Wednesday, August 3, 2011 5:01 pm

The Fulton Banana Festival photo contest is being announced, with six categories open to competition. These include nature and landscapes, people, animals, digital darkroom, places and flowers.
The contest is open to students who will graduate from high school in 2012 and those who are younger. A second contest, with the same categories, is open to youth who have already graduated and to adults.
Entries are to be submitted by e-mail and each entry will require a separate e-mail, with photos introduced in jpeg format only. The committee prefers 300 dpi resolution and file upload size must be not less than 1 MB, and preferably larger (up to 10 MB).
The naming format for the attachment should follow this pattern: yourname.category.photoname (example: terrysmith.flowers.roses.jpg)
Photos should be e-mailed to topbananaphoto@yahoo.com no later than Sept. 1. Information in the subject line of the e-mail for adult entrants should be your name and the category (example: Terry Smith, Flowers). Students submitting entries should type in their name, category, student (example: Terry Smith Jr., Flowers, Student).
Included in the body of the e-mail should be the category, the name of the photograph, the full name of the entrant, the e-mail address, the mailing address and the phone number.
Entries that do not include all relevant information will be disqualified.
In Round One of judging, 60 photos will be selected (10 from each category) and moved to Round 2, where awards will be made for first-third places in each category and ribbons will be awarded. These 18 photos will be moved to Round 3. The grand prize winner, second and third place winners, student category winner and Jerry  Rucker People’s Choice Award winners will be selected from the final 18 and the student grand prize winner is eligible for all prizes. Judges will be photography professors, teachers and professional photographers, among others.
On Sept. 13 at 7 p.m., a reception will be held at Fulton Country Club and those attending will cast ballots to select their favorite from the 18 finalists, which will be on display. Winning photos will be displayed in front widows of Evans Total Care on Lake Street in downtown Fulton.
For more information, send an e-mail to topbananaphoto@yahoo.com and include “question” in the subject line.
Prizes are to be picked up no later than Sept. 27 at noon at 313 Carr St. in Fulton. There is no entry fee and entrants may submit as many photos as desired in each category.
Published in The Messenger 8.3.11

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