Photography Contest


1st Place: Michael DeForke for “Niels Esperson Building – Italian Renaissance in the 21st Century”
2nd Place: Felicia Barcelona for “A Little Italian Spice in the Heart of Texas”
3rd Place: Judith Mixon for “Terracotta and Lace”


Photo Contest Theme: Italian Cultural Influence in Texas
Application Deadline: September 16, 2016 (applications will be accepted until deadline or until maximum applications allowed has been reached, whichever comes first)
Categories: Amateur (18 years or older) – not more than 50% of your income can come from work as a photographer.
Criteria for Judging: Composition, Lighting and Expression of the Theme.
Admission: $20 per participant (one photo allowed per participant). A total of 30 participants will be allowed. Each participant will receive two free admission tickets to the festival.
Display: Photographs will be on display the week of the festival in the University of St. Thomas Art Gallery and then on the festival grounds beginning on Friday of that week. Photographs will be auctioned off during the festival.
Prizes: First Place – $300 plus $190 gift certificate for Photography Workshop at the Houston Center for Photography and a $150 gift card to the Houston Camera Exchange; Second Place – $200 plus a $75 gift card to the Houston Camera Exchange; Third Place – $100 plus a $25 gift card to the Houston Camera Exchange.

Winners announced on Friday, October 14 at 6:15pm.

For more details and application click here: 2016 Photography Contest Application

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