Photography Contest

To encourage participation in the artistic life of the Rowlett community, the Arts and Humanities Commission sponsors an annual photography contest.  The contest is open to everyone in the Lake Ray Hubbard area.  Professionals, amateurs and people of all ages are encouraged to submit up to four photographs taken within one year of the contest deadline.  Entries are judged by a professional photographer, with cash prizes awarded to first place winners in each of the four categories (people, places, things, and phones), as well as for best of show.  One entry allowed per participant per category and all works are presented anonymously for judging. 

THEME: "Hidden Gems"

CATEGORIES

  • People:   Children, students, politicians, citizens, etc.
  • Places:    Lake, library, community center, buildings, DART, Bush Turnpike, etc.
  • Things:    Boats, automobiles, artwork, nature, bridges, etc.  
  • Phones: Submissions captured by cell phone. Subject matter must be related to the theme. All guidelines apply except the image size must be 4”x6”. 

 GUIDELINES

  • No more than four (4) entries per person (one entry per category)
  • Photos must have been taken within one (1) year of contest deadline
  • Image size cannot be larger than 8” x 10” maximum, phone image size must be 4”x6” for integrity purposes. 
  • Entries must be on a 2” black matte (LARGER MATTES AND FRAMED PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED) phone

    image size must be on a 3.5” x 5.5” black cardstock backing

  • Entries may be color or black and white
  • Each photo must have an Entry Information form taped to the back. The Entry Information form is attached to the entry form.
  • Click here for additional contest information and entry form

 AWARDS

  • First Place in each category receives $150, Second Place receives $50 and Best of Show receives $200.  
  • Ribbons provided for Third Place and Honorable Mention.
  • Cash awards presented at a City Council meeting.

 SUBMISSION DATES AND LOCATION

  • Friday, August 16 from 3 – 5 p.m. or Saturday, August 17 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location – Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main Street, Suite 200, Rowlett, TX 75088

 PICK-UP DATES AND LOCATION

  • Friday, September 13 from 3 – 5 p.m. or Saturday, September 14 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location – Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main Street, Suite 200, Rowlett, TX 75088

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