Photography Contest

2021 Arts and Humanities Commission 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 three 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 three categories (people, places and things), as well as for best of show.  One entry allowed per participant per category and all works are presented anonymously for judging. 

THEME: "MY HOMETOWN"
WINNERS FOR THE 2021 CONTEST
Photos from the 2021 contest will be on display at the Rowlett Public Library until September 24th.
Thank you to all the wonderful photographers who submitted entries to this year’s photography contest!

Best In Show for "Praying with Grandma" went to A. Vothbest of show
First Place in the Places Category for "Reflection" went to S. Hunter reflection
Second Place in the Places Category for "Snowy Morning" went to Jim Katzenbergersnowy morning
Third Place in the Places Category for "Day on Dart" went to J. Vermeirday on dart
First Place in the People Category for "Reflection of a Hometown Hero" went to A. Strickreflection of a hometown hero
Second Place in the People Category for "Paddling Where Trees Once Grew" went to Sean Linebaugh
paddling where trees once grew
Third Place in the People Category for "Back to School" went to J. VermeirArts and Humanities Photo Contest Entry "Back to School"
First Place in the Things Category for "Rustic Railroad" went to Jacob Kopplinrustic railroad
Second Place in the Things Category for "Fire of the Phoenix" went to Emma R.fire of the phoenix
Third Place for "Hometown USA" went to A. Strickhometown usa


CATEGORIES

  • People:   Children, students, politicians, citizens, etc.
  • Places:    Lake, library, community center, buildings, DART, Bush Turnpike, etc.
  • Things:    Boats, automobiles, artwork, nature, bridges, etc.  

 GUIDELINES

  • No more than three (3) entries per person
  • Photos must have been taken within one (1) year of contest deadline
  • Image size cannot be larger than 8” x 10” maximum
  • Entries must be on a 2” black matte (LARGER MATTES AND FRAMED PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)
  • Entries may be color or black and white
  • Each photo must have an entry form taped to the back
  • Click here for additional contest information and entry form

 AWARDS

  • First Place awarded in each Category $150 and Best of Show $200
  • Ribbons for Second Place, Third Place and Honorable Mention
  • Cash awards presented to First Place and Best of Show winners at a City Council meeting.

 SUBMISSION DATES AND LOCATION

  • Friday, August 20 from 3 – 5 p.m. or Saturday, August 21 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 24 from 3 – 5 p.m. or Saturday, September 25 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location – Rowlett Public Library, 3900 Main Street, Suite 200, Rowlett, TX 75088

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