Delmarva on View: Delaware, Maryland & Virginia In Photographs

The Friends of the Lewes Library is pleased to announce the 4th annual Delmarva On View: Delaware, Maryland & Virginia In Photographs Benefit Photo Contest & Show. The contest is open to entries April 15 through June 14, and the show's opening reception and ceremony will be held June 22 at 5:00 p.m. The exhibition will continue through September 2, with 30% of photo sales benefitting the Friends of Lewes Public Library to support the purchase of books, DVDs, and other library materials.

The dynamic exhibit will run for two months and will feature several new subjects representing the people and places of the Delmarva Peninsula. Favorite categories of wildlife and history have been joined by new categories celebrating a range of activity across the peninsula. Entries are encouraged from throughout Delmarva.

Contest Poster

This Year's Categories:

Black & White The Golden Hour: Sunrise/Sunset
Delmarva Icons: History & Architecture The Good, The Bad, The Nor’Easter: Four Seasons
Event, Camera, Action!: Community & Celebration Growing Delmarva: Agriculture & Farming
Get on the Bus: The Delaware Bay & Atlantic Coast In Flight & Ground Patrol: Wildlife

To promote broader competition, a professional entry pool has been added. The professional entries will be voted on separately from the amateur group. Curator JuneRose Futcher sees the professional category as an opportunity for the greater community of professionals to see how they compete among their peers.

The panel of judges is recognized as gifted artists, professionals and specialists in their subjects. The 2013 Panel is: Pamela Aquilani, Michelle Davis, Deny Howeth, Keith Mosher, and Marc Weinberg. This panel of professionals will have eight categories and two entry groups for their study and evaluation; the ultimate vote will establish multiple prize winners.

Contest rules:

  • Three entry categories: Professional, Amateur and Youth
  • Fees: Professional, $25 total for up to 3 photos; Amateur, $15 total for up to 3 photos; Youth (under 18), $5 total for up to 3 photos.
  • Framing: no larger than 11"x14", gallery frame or canvas wrap. Please install eye hooks or hanging wire for display. Please do not sign the matte or photograph.
  • No significant editing or altering is allowed in the amateur categories, including High Definition Resolution (HDR) and combining photo elements/subjects. Editing and altering are permitted in the professional category; please describe your editing process (software/camera settings, HDR applications, etc.) on the submission form.
  • Photos shot in the past 24 months in the amateur field will be accepted. Photos shot in the past 12 months in the professional field will be accepted.
  • Entries accepted: Monday, April 15 through Friday, June 14, at noon.
  • Judging will be held the evening of June 17. Winners will be notified June 18.
  • Show Opening: Saturday, June 22, 5:00 - 7:30 p.m.; Lewes Public Library, 111 Adams Avenue, Lewes, DE, 19958.
  • Show Close: August 31. Sold photographs will be available for pick-up during the month of September. Photographers will receive award ribbons and payment for sold photographs, as well as be notified to pick up unsold photographs during the week of September 1. Photographs not retrieved by October 1 become property of the Lewes Public Library.

Inquiries, please contact JuneRose JR Futcher at 302-645-8829 or jrfdelaware@gmail.com. Winners will be notified approximately 5- 7 days prior to the show opening.

To enter, please complete a Photo Submission Form (Microsoft Word / Adobe PDF) for each photograph and affix to the back of the frame. Complete one Entry Checklist (Microsoft Word / Adobe PDF). Submit your photographs, checklist, and payment at the front desk of the library by noon on June 14.

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