Chelmsford Cultural Council -

2020 Annual Photography Contest Submission Period:

Sat. Jan. 11 th through Sat. Jan. 25 th at 5:00pm

Exhibition Period: Thu. Jan. 30th through Fri. Feb. 28th at the library

Reception Day: Sun. Feb. 2 nd 2:00pm through 4:00pm

Retrieval Period: Sat. Feb. 29th through Sat. Mar. 7th

Contest Rules:

 Each entry must fall into one of three categories: Professional, Amateur, Student

 Each contestant is limited to two submissions

 Submitted photos may be in either color or black & white

 Submissions will be judged on composition, general appeal, and technical merit

 Every contestant must be either a Chelmsford resident, Chelmsford high school student, or work in Chelmsford

 The largest photo dimension, excluding the mat frame, must fall between 8 inches and 17 inches (e.g. 6x9, 8x10, 11x17)

 Photos must be mounted on standard mat board with sufficient strength and rigidity to allow for the attachment of adhesive hanging tabs; photos may not be framed or mounted on glass, plexiglass, metal, or any other heavy material

 Post processing through Photoshop or other software is permissible providing the underlying image originated with a camera

 All submitted photos must be taken after Jan. 1st, 2019, and along with any post processing, be the work of the submitter; mounting does not fall under this restriction.

 Late submissions will be automatically disqualified, and submissions not retrieved in time will become the property of the Chelmsford Cultural Council

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