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The 22ND Annual Amateur Photography Competition

For the Annual Amateur Photography Competition, photos of County locations or residents are judged on effective composition, originality, interest, technique and relevance of the subject matter.  Subject categories include Montgomery County By Day,  By Night, County Landmarks, People, and persons At Work.  There is also an optional Youth category for those age 18 and younger who wish to be judged against their peers.

arrow pointer WHO MAY ENTER?

Photographs must be taken in Montgomery County by a Montgomery County resident and submitted by the individual who took the photo.

arrow pointer  WHO WILL JUDGE?

Photos will be judged by accomplished local photographers in the area.  They volunteer their time and expertise.  The judging is based on originality, interest of subject matter, visual appeal, and consistency with the chosen categorical theme. 

arrow pointer  HOW WILL WINNERS BE HONORED?

Photo winners will be announced at the Beautification Ceremony scheduled in mid October. Frist, Second and Thrid place winners will be presented with a certificate, award and gift.

Applications have been mailed to photo clubs and stores that provide photo processing and sell photo equipment, in addition to Regional Service Centers, High Schools and Middle Schools that have Photography Classes, Senior and Recreation Centers, Public Libraries, past participants.

arrow pointer DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION BELOW:

Amateur Photo Contest Application

Applications are due June 21, 2013

For more information, call Community Outreach at 240-777-7155 or send an email to mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov


arrow pointer SUBMIT YOUR PHOTO BY MAIL OR IN PERSON:

Mail Your Mounted Photograph to:

MCDOT – Photography Contest
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

 Drop–Off In Person:  

MCDOT Community Outreach Office
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Monday through Friday between 8:00am – 4:30pm

*Make sure to read the rules as photographs can not be larger than 8 1/2 x 11 and should be mounted - You an find these materials at Michaels, Walmart or any store that sells craft supplies.



arrow pointer  EXPLANATION OF CATEGORIES:

There are six (6) designated categories that provides the residents of the County with an opportunity to show off their photography skills and beauty of the County.  This annual contest celebrates the physical and natural features of the County as well as its residents. 

Montgomery County...
BY  DAY LANDMARKS BY NIGHT

Photos taken outdoors during the day that depicts something fun, beautiful or exciting during daylight hours.

Photos taken outdoors of a natural or manmade commonly recognized landmark or scene.

Photos taken outdoors that depicts something fun, beautiful or exciting during nighttime hours.

HER PEOPLE AT WORK OPTIONAL - YOUTH
 
Photos taken of one or more persons involved in County activites, close-up or distant, showing leisure activity, productivity, or community service. Photos taken of one or more persons at work, contributing to the livability and splendor of our County.

This category will allow only those age 18 and younger to participate and compete against each other.




 arrow pointer IMPORTANT RULES TO REMEMBER:  (click on the application form above for a complete list of rules)

  • One entry per person.
  • Photos are not to be larger than 8x10 and must be mounted on a hard board backing, foam core or similar hard/thick surface (thicker than 1/8") that is no larger than 12x14 inches Photographs will be returned if these rules are not followed. This adds a professional look to your photograph as they will be displayed at the Awards Ceremony. The easiest to use is foam board that can be found at stores that sell craft supplies such as Micheals, AC Moore, Walmart, Kmart, etc..  You may use whatever color that matches your photo.   Mounting is the technique used to secure (by glue, spray adhesive or two way tape) a photograph to a display board . 
  • Clearly write on the back your name, address, phone number, email and location of where the photo was taken.
  • You must have a signed release from anyone who is recognizable in your photo affirming that it is permissible to use their photo in the contest.

 PHOTO RELEASE FORM


arrow pointer PAST PHOTOGRAPHY WINNERS:


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101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor · Rockville, Maryland 20850 · mcdot.director@montgomerycountymd.gov
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