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Folsom Focus 2011 Photography Contest

Sponsored by the Folsom Arts Association

Folsom Arts Association is proud to sponsor Folsom Focus, the area's preeminent photography contest capturing the faces and places of Folsom. Get out your camera......


Best of Show 2010 ~ "Reflection Rock"

......and hit the town for a chance to win cash prizes and notoriety within the art community. Contestants may enter a total of five photos in their age group selecting from six themes. Prizes are awarded for each theme in each age group.

Photos can be color or black and white but must be shot, prepared, and presented in accordance with the rules below to be eligible so read carefully and have fun shooting! Print and complete a separate Entry Form for each photograph to enter and show the world your skills.

Prizes
Best of Show $100.00
First Place $25.00 ~ Second Place Ribbon ~ Third Place Ribbon
People's Choice $25.00

Photo Categories
Capture life in Folsom through photography using the six contest categories as your guideline. Entrees will be accepted in three age groups for each theme:

Under 12 years of age
12 - 17 years of age
18 years of age and older

Folsom Outdoors: People are drawn to Folsom by its many parkways and lakes, and the opportunity to enjoy nature within walking distance. Capture an image of the beauty that you see in the outdoors.
Folsom Sports: Folsom has many sporting activities throughout the year at school and throughout the community. Take a photo that demonstrates your view of Folsom sports.
Black and White: Show Folsom as you see it in black and white.
Folsom Bridges: In many ways Folsom is defined by its bridges. Capture the beauty of these bridges in your own unique way.
Fun in Folsom: Folsom is overflowing with fun things to do. Capture a photo of people enjoying the many activities available in our town.
Folsom Faces: Folsom is filled with diversity. Take a photo of one of those interesting faces.
Timeline
Start taking photographs N O W !
Submit entries October 1-21, 2011
Opening reception and exhibit at The Gallery at 48 Natoma in Folsom November 18, 2011
Photos on display at The Gallery at 48 Natoma November 10, 2011 until January 12, 2012
Entry forms must be filled out completely and each entry must include the entry fee. The entry fee is $5 per photo submitted, payable by cash (exact amount only) or check made payable to the Folsom Arts Association. Entries should be placed in an envelope and may be submitted in person or by mail.

Deliver to (between October 1 and 21):
The Gallery at 48 Natoma Arts and Senior Center
48 Natoma Street
Folsom, CA 95630
8am – 5pm Monday - Friday

Mail to:
Folsom Arts Association
Attention: Folsom Focus Photography Contest
PO Box 0234
Folsom, CA 95763

Postage due mail can not be accepted.
Rules
* Entry fee is $5 per photo submitted, payable by cash (exact amount only) or check made payable to the Folsom Arts Association.
* Each person may enter a total of five (5) photographs.
* All photos must be 8”x10" prints, with no exceptions.
* Photos must be mounted on foam board only (no mat board), to the 8x10” size, with no framing.
* Each photo must be clearly labeled on the back with the entrant name, photo title, category, and age group.
* Photos previously submitted or received after the entry deadline are ineligible.
* Open to amateur photographers only: those who do not sell photography or electronic visual media.
* The contestant must be the actual photographer for the image entered.
* Each photographic image must be of a Folsom subject, activity, etc. of the category selected.
* Folsom Arts Association reserves the right to disqualify or remove any inappropriate photographs, as they deem necessary.
* Individuals, firms, organizations and city employees participating either as contest planners, producers, organizers, vendors, and/or judges, along with family members, are not eligible to enter this contest.
Judging
Photos will be judged on the basis of visual appeal, pictorial composition, originality and consistency with the contest category theme. Decisions of the judging panel are final.
Winning Entries
* Award-winners agree that the Folsom Arts Association may use their photo(s) for publicizing the current and future Folsom Focus photo contests, and will be required to supply a digital file of the winning photo. Digital files will not be returned.
* Winners shall allow Folsom Arts Association to display their photographs on the Folsom Arts Association web site.

Disclaimer: Information contained in these official rules is for reference only and is subject to change. The Folsom Arts Association reserves the right to revise, amend or repeal these basic contest rules at any time.

Questions ? Contact ... FAAFolsomFocus@gmail.com
Click here for an Entry Form


Show Winner
"Stormy Monday"

Show Winner
"Backyard Snack"

Show Winner
"Horsing Around"