Swain Arts Center Open Juried Photography Competition

by May 2, 2018General Announcements


The Swain Arts Center will host its Second Annual Open Juried Photography Competition on Aug. 11.   This year, there will be two categories for photographs:  waterscapes/landscapes (lakes, ponds, waterfalls, oceans, scenic mountain and country views) and street photography (people, urban environments, candid photography made in public that tells a story).  Submissions should be made online no later than July 14 (jpg format).  Participants will be notified on July 23 if their submissions have been accepted for the competition.

The submission fee is $15 per single entry.  If you submit five images, the fee is $70.  The application is available at swainartscenter.com.

Photographs accepted for the competition should be delivered to the Swain Arts Center on Aug. 6.  The Photography Competition Judging and Reception will be held on Saturday, Aug. 11 at 6:30pm, at the Swain Arts Center, 1415 Fontana Road, Bryson City.   Photos chosen for display should be a minimum size of 11” x 14” and a maximum size of 36” x 48”, printed on paper, metal, or canvas.  Photos should be ready to hang.

Prizes for each category are:  first place – $100, second place – $75, and third place – $50.  Three Honorable Mention Awards will be given.  There will be one Best of Show prize of $200.

Info: Rachel Lackey, director of the Swain Arts Center, 488-7843

– Swain Arts Center