Photography Contest

Photo Contest Theme: That’s Amore! – An Italian Love Affair with Family, Food and Fun!
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 (applications will be accepted until deadline or until maximum applications allowed has been reached, whichever comes first)-DEADLINE EXTENDED to October 4!
Categories: An Amateur is a person who does not derive more than 50% of his or her income from work as a photographer.

  • Amateur Adult (18 years or older)
  • Amateur Student (14-17 years) – requires parent/guardian approval for participation

Criteria for Judging: Composition, Lighting, Expression of the Theme, Originality and Overall Aesthetics
Admission: $20 per participant (one photo allowed per participant). A total of 20 participants per category 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:
Amateur Adult:

  • First Place: $200 cash, $195 Houston Center for Photography Adult Photography Class, and $75 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Second Place: $100 cash, $95 MFAH Family Membership, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 cash, $25 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card and Photography Coffee Table Book

Amateur Student:

  • First Place: $200 cash, $135 Houston Center for Photography Student Photography Class, and $75 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Second Place: $100 cash, $45 MFAH Student Membership, and $50 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card
  • Third Place: $50 cash, $25 Houston Camera Exchange Gift Card and Photography Coffee Table Book

Winners announced on Friday, October 13 at 6:15pm.

For more details and application click here: 2017 Photography Contest Application

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