DEADLINE EXTENDED for Capturing History Photo Contest

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DEADLINE:  Wednesday, August 2nd 

The Oconee Heritage Center Capturing History photo contest is open to photographers of all ages and skill levels (except employees of the OHC and members of the Board of Directors).

Submission Deadline:  July 19, 2017

Entry Fee:  $5 per photograph.  Limit 3 photographs per person

Photos will be displayed July 21st-August 4th at Oconee Heritage Center and on Oconee Heritage Center’s Facebook page.  The top 12 photographs that receive the most votes will be arranged in a 2018 calendar to benefit Oconee Heritage Center.

What to Enter:

We are looking for striking photographs of historic subjects that exhibit the history of Oconee County.  All photographs must be taken of places in Oconee County.  Subjects can include historic sites, historic buildings, old homes, old farms, living history, and historic artifacts related to Oconee County.  YOU MUST GAIN PERMISSION FROM THE PROPERTY OWNERS BEFORE YOU PHOTOGRAPH A PRIVATE PROPERTY! Oconee Heritage Center does not condone trespassing or privacy violations.

All photographs should accurately reflect the subject matter and the scene as it appeared. Photographs that have been digitally altered beyond standard optimization (removal of dust, cropping, reasonable adjustments to exposure, color and contrast, etc.) will be disqualified. NO PHOTOSHOPPING!! Multiple exposures that have been combined to produce a single “High Dynamic Range” image are acceptable. We request that no watermarks should be on the photograph.

The Oconee Heritage Center maintains the temporary rights to the photographs and can use them in publicity campaigns.

How to Enter:

You must submit an 8×10 copy of your photograph mounted on foam board and a digital copy.

Staples and the UPS store offer mounting services at an affordable price. You will receive your photograph back at the end of the exhibition period. You must bring the photograph to the Oconee Heritage Center, 123 Brown’s Square Dr., Walhalla, SC before the submission deadline. You will have to fill out a form with your submission.

Submit your photos to Oconee Heritage Center during normal business hours July 12th-July 19th.  Please fill out 1 entry form per photograph.

Judging:

Entries will be exhibited in the museum and online through Facebook. Judging will take place in person during the exhibition and online through Facebook.  The top 12 photographs with the most votes will be featured in Oconee Heritage Center’s 2018 Calendar.

Capturing History Entry Form