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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Utah Travelers Photo Exhibition Call for Entries @ Utah Cultural Celebration Center (WVC: Deadline is Nov 30)

Utah Travelers Photo Exhibition

“Utah Travelers” is a photo exhibit highlighting remarkable photographic images captured by Utahan’s during their diverse travel experiences.  The exhibit allows an opportunity for professional and amateur photographers of all ages to publicly present their most distinct travel photos and to share the stories of their experiences with a short descriptive paragraph.  Images may represent destinations thousands of miles away or a few miles from home.  Photos accepted into the exhibit will reflect the beauty, richness and diversity of people, events, nature, culture and all that celebrates humanity and planet earth.

Professional and amateur photographers of all ages are invited to participate in the exhibit. A jury will make final decisions on selections.    Artistic filters, Photoshop and other digital editing tools may be used. All subject matter from any time in history will be considered as long as the photographs are taken by the individual submitting the application. Images selected for exhibition must be submitted to the cultural center gallery printed, framed, and ready for hanging. Printed images must be at least 8x10. Larger size prints are strongly preferred.  Exhibit selections will be made on the following criteria:

·         Most striking images will be selected at the juror’s discretion
·         Balanced representation of various categories of images (such as people, places, architecture, and nature, events, geographic, rural vs. urban settings, etc.). 

Photographers may submit two (2) entries via email (.JPG files only) to michael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov.  Please make sure your photos are of the highest quality possible.  The Cultural Center will not accept hard copy submissions – please scan images and submit them as .JPG files only.

Along with each digital photo submission, photographers should include the following:
1)            Artist’s Name
2)            Title of Photograph; Location and Year
3)            A two (2) or three (3) sentence description of the image that provides context or meaning
4)            If known: camera model, settings, and any techniques used to capture or modify photo (to help the viewer understand the process)

5)            By submitting this information the artist and/or owner of the photographs releases use of West Valley City and the Utah Cultural Celebration Center for web use, archival XX and promotional purposes. 

There is no fee to submit your photographs. Cash prizes $100, $50 and $25 will be awarded, based on three (3) categories: 1) Best of Show (based on cumulative public voting); 2) UCCC staff selection, and 3) Jurors’ Selection.  Ribbons for other submissions may also receive special recognition. 

Additional images will be selected to be presented within the exhibit as a scrolling slide show, presented on a flat screen display. We hope to include ALL photos submitted if possible, based on the number of images submitted. The UCCC reserves the right to exclude any image at our discretion.  

Schedule and Deadlines:
Photos for consideration must be submitted via email by 4 p.m. on Wednesday, November 30, 2011.  Artists will be notified of acceptance via email by 4 p.m. on Monday, December 12, 2010. 

Key Dates:
Nov 30, 2011 (submission deadline)
Dec 12, 2011 (artist notification)
Jan 12 – Feb 29, 2012 (exhibit run)           
Jan 12, 6 – 8 p.m. (opening reception)

Thank you for your interest in the “Utah Travelers” photography exhibit.  This is the first Cultural Center exhibit dedicated entirely to photography.  We hope community response to this call for entries is high, and it will be an annual show in the Cultural Center’s gallery.  If you have any questions or comments, please email Michael Christensen:michael.christensen@wvc-ut.gov or Susan Klinker: susan.klinker@wvc-ut.gov.

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