Monday, January 9, 2017

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Announces the 20th Annual Photography Contest

Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club Announces the 20th Annual Photography Contest

The Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club, which meets in Harwich, has announced the 20th Annual Juried Photography Contest to be held at the Creative Art Center in Chatham.  The contest is open to all photographers except members of the Cape Cod Viewfinders Camera Club.

David Jordan, President Emeritus, has been instrumental in the development and continuation of the annual contest.  Jordan says “the purpose of the contest is to promote the art of photography in the Cape community by providing an opportunity for photographers to display their accepted work in the very fine gallery at the Creative Arts Center in Chatham.”  Each year the contest has drawn upwards of 150 entries from photographers from all towns on the Cape, as well as many locations off-Cape.

This year the judge will be Ray Guillette, MNEC.  Guillette is a former President of the New England Camera Club Council (NECCC) and is a published photographer, lecturer, teacher, presenter, and judge.  To celebrate the 20th anniversary of the contest, cash awards have been increased to $195 for 1st Place, $120 for 2nd Place, $70 for 3rd Place, and $20 for Honorable Mentions.

The entry date is Sunday, January 29th, from 1 – 4 PM at the Creative Arts Center, 154 Crowell Road in Chatham (508-945-3583).  There is an entry fee of $10 per photograph.  Up to three prints may be entered.  There is no specific theme, and prints may be either black & white or color.

The entry rules and entry form may be found at the club’s website at  Brochures may also be found at libraries and various shops across the Cape.

Accepted entries will be hung in the Creative Arts Center from February 5th to February 24th.  An opening reception will be held on February 5th from 3 – 5 PM at which time the awards will be announced.

For further information, please call 508-432-2235 or 508-896-2530.