The Arts Council of York County presents its 10th Annual Photography Competition and the 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition at the Center for the Arts, 121 E. Main St., in Old Town Rock Hill. Entries may be submitted on one of the following dates: Friday, May 30, 10 AM – 5 PM, Saturday, May 31, 11 AM – 4 PM, and Sunday, June 1, 11 AM – 4 PM.
Byron Baldwin serves as juror for the 10th Annual Photography Competition and for the 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition. Baldwin has been making photographs since 1970. Upon completing graduate school at Ohio University in 1972, he relocated to Charlotte, NC, where he was a founding member of The Light Factory. Baldwin has taught photography at Myers Park High School in Charlotte and at area colleges and universities for 35 years. His work has been exhibited widely and is included in the collections of the Library of Congress, R. J. Reynolds Corporation, the State Museum of South Carolina, and the National Baseball Hall of Fame, amongst others. Baldwin’s book, The 521 All-Stars, A Championship Story of Baseball and Community, was published in 1999.
Entry fees for this year’s adult competition are: Non-member Fee: $30 for up to 2 entries, $5 per each additional piece. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $20 for up to 2 entries, $5 per each additional piece.
Those submitting to the Youth Photography Competition must be enrolled in a K-12 program to enter: Non-member Fee: $5 per photo. Arts Council of York County Member Fee: $3 per 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. Manipulations that could realistically be achieved in a darkroom will be accepted, however, images that have been overmanipulated, thereby removing the integrity of the original image will not be accepted. All entries accepted at the discretion of the Arts Council.
The selected entries in the adult competition will be exhibited in the Dalton Gallery at the Center for the Arts from June 19-July 27, 2014. Awards will be announced at a free, public reception at the Center for the Arts on June 19 at 6 pm.
Awards for the 10th 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 from June 19 – July 27, 2014.
Awards for the 5th Annual Youth Photography Competition:
1st Place: $50
2nd Place: $30
3rd Place: $20
For competition guidelines, entry forms, and for more information on Arts Council events, head to The Arts heading of our webpage, then follow the link to our Visual Arts page. You may also the Arts Council of York County at 803-328-2787 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.