Sandhill Photography hosting second contest

The Sandhill Photography Club is sponsoring its second annual Powered by Nature Independence Day photography contest.

Continuing to key off of Elk River’s branding initiatives, the club has expanded the contest to include multiple categories and a people’s choice award to be selected but the public at the ArtSoup Community Arts Festival in downtown Elk River on June 15.

File photo Last year’s winning entry was taken by Denise Lanthier. In the color version, a purple haze descended on the field.

File photo
Last year’s winning entry was taken by Denise Lanthier. In the color version, a purple haze descended on the field.

“We’re excited to see this grow, and to offer photographers a chance to excel in their area of interest and expertise,” said Jay Grammond, the founder of the Sandhill Photography Club.

The categories will be nature, people and Elk River landmarks. The photos should have been taken within the past calendar year or between now and the contest deadline.

The deadline to submit entries will be Friday, June 7.

There will be cash prizes of $50 in Chamber Bucks for the winner of each category in addition to one overall People’s Choice Award that the public will vote on at the ArtSoup community arts festival.

All artwork must be original in design or concept and created by the photographer.

All artwork must be in photographic format.  Images from both digital and film cameras accepted.

Inappropriate subject matter (including nudes) is not acceptable.

Contest categories:  Nature, People or Landmarks (must be Elk River location)

All work must be framed or mounted, wired and ready to hang.

The image, including frame, must be no larger than 11” x 14”

Limit 3 photographs per photographer.

Submit framed photograph to the Star News, 506 Freeport Ave. Suite A, Elk River, MN 55330

Please include information about the photo, how the photograph represents what you think of Elk River and contact information in the event you are a winner.  Also indicate in which category the photo should be judged: Nature, People or Landmarks

A digital copy of the photo also needs to be submitted to: editor.erstarnews@ecm-inc.com.

The entry fee is $5 per photograph.

Winners will be selected on the basis of composition, technical merit, originality and impact. “By impact we mean what’s your initial response to the photo,” Grammond said.

For more information on the club, visit their Facebook site under  Sandhill Photography Club.

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