Students encouraged to enter Maine Photography Show

Jan 06, 2014
Photo by: Emmaline Waldron Emmaline Waldron of South Thomaston took first place in the 2013 Maine Photography Show student category with this detailed look at leaves, titled "Transition."

Boothbay Harbor — Promise, pledge, oath, vow, resolve, determination — all words that could be substituted for a New Year's resolution, but resolution to a photographer is a celebration of detail. Detailed instructions for submissions to the 2014 Maine Photography show are available now at for all interested Maine photographers.

The categories for consideration include Color, Black and White, Student and Special Theme — 2014's special theme being Flowers. Although B&W, Color and Flowers might not need too much definition, the Student category stands alone. A student submission is defined as a photographic image in any of the show's categories, photographed by a person age 18 or under. The show's committee urges anyone 18 and younger to enter as a student.

"The student category is judged separately," said MPS Chairman Bruce Burnham. "A student entry can be any type of photograph — black and white, color or special theme. And like the other categories, a student can enter up to three images in any combination of categories."

The Maine Photography Show awards cash prizes to the first four places in each category and Best of Show. Submissions, entry fees and photos for judging must be received no later than midnight Friday, Jan. 24. Photos must be in jpeg format and the committee reminds all entrants that should they be selected the chosen work must be submitted as a framed print before the end of March.

For detailed information concerning sizing, submission and to secure an official entry form, visit or contact Burnham at 380-1863 or Boothbay Region Art Foundation at 633-2703.

The juror for MPS 2014 is the internationally acclaimed Canadian nature photographer, gardener and writer Freeman Patterson. The MPS 2014 exhibition will take place at the downtown Boothbay Region Art Foundation gallery April 12 to May 2.

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