The Johnson City Amateur Photographers Club, in partnership with the Sesquicentennial Commission, is accepting photo submissions through the end of the month for an upcoming competition and exhibition.
“Our intent is for photographers to showcase present day Johnson City as part of the Sesquicentennial Celebration,” said Maureen Mulroy, spokesperson for the Amateur Photographers Club. “We want them to focus on the people, places, events and environments that exist in the City that reflect the many reasons people choose to live, work and visit here.”
Printed photo submissions, mounted on foam board no smaller than 8×10 inches and no larger than 11×14 inches, are being accepted 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on weekdays throughout the month of August at the Senior Services desk at Memorial Park Community Center, 510 Bert St. Submissions must have a completed entry form attached to the back of each entry. Entry forms are available at the Senior Services desk beginning and online at www.jctn150.com. There is no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted; entry fee is $5 per photograph.
All entries will be displayed at MPCC during the month of October with an artists reception scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5. A panel of judges will award first, second, third and honorable mention ribbons to youth and amateur submissions in the color photograph category as well as the black and white category. A first-place ribbon will be awarded in the professional category.
For complete entry information or to learn more about the yearlong sesquicentennial celebration, visit www.jctn150.com or follow @jctn150 (Johnson City 150 — Sesquicentennial Celebration) on Facebook.
The Amateur Photographers Club meets monthly at Memorial Park Community Center. The club’s purpose is to promote the use and appreciation of photography as a hobby and as a personal and artistic means of self-expression. Membership is free and open to anyone with a digital picture-taking device.