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Call to Photographers: 9th Annual Photography Competition and 4th Annual Youth Photography Competition

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ROCK HILL – The Arts Council of York County presents its 9th Annual Photography Competition and the 4th Annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., in Old Town Rock Hill. The deadline for entries is Friday, May 31, 10am-5pm and Sunday, June 2, 11am-4pm.

Joe Ciarlante serves as the juror for this year’s photography competitions.  Mr. Ciarlante is a professional photographer and owner of Ciarlante Photography in Charlotte, NC.  He also serves as the Academic Department Director of the Photography at the Art Institute of Charlotte. Ciarlante holds a B.F.A. in photography from The Tyler School of Art at Temple University and a M.F.A. in photography from the School of Art Institute of Chicago. His teaching experience includes Northwestern University at Chicago, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, and Winthrop University.

2012 1st Place: Man Looking Out a Window by RJ Dygert

Entry fees for this year’s adult competition are:  Non-member Fee: $30 for up to 2 entries. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $20 for up to 2 entries.

Those submitting to the Youth Photography Competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program to enter: Non-member Fee: $5/photo. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $3/photo.

There are no restrictions on subject matter. All original work, (Black & White, Color or Digital) will be grouped and juried equally. Traditional or digital photography will be accepted; mixed media will not be considered. All entries accepted at the discretion of the Arts Council. All images must be submitted ready to hang. Any images unsuitable for hanging will not be considered. Frames are not required but work must be matted. Please refrain from prominent signatures of labels on work.

2011 3rd Place: Untitled by Reuben Bloom

The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 20-July 28, 2013 and recognized at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts on June 20 at 6 pm.

Awards for the 9th Annual Photography Competition:

  • 1st Place: $500
  • 2nd Place: $250
  • 3rd Place: $100

Selected entries from the Youth Photography Competition will be exhibited in the Perimeter and Edmund Lewandowski Classroom Galleries at the Center for the Arts.

Awards for the 4th Annual Youth Photography Competition:

  • 1st Place: $50
  • 2nd Place: $30
  • 3rd Place: $20

2011 YOUTH 1st Place: Honey Comb by Laura Rashley

For competition guidelines, entry forms, and for more information on Arts Council events, visit their webpage at http://www.yorkcountyarts.org, or contact the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or by email at arts@yorkcountyarts.org.

Article Banner Photography Credit:  2012 3rd Place: Rooster’s Feathers by Mary Presson Roberts

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