11th Annual Naturescapes Photo Contest

deerThe Hill Country Photography Club and the Hays County Master Naturalists are pleased to announce the opening of the 2015 Naturescapes Photography Contest and Exhibition.

The contest is designed to showcase the beauty of Hays County and its surrounding counties including Comal, Guadalupe, Caldwell, Blanco, and Travis counties. There is a Youth Division for those under 18 years of age. Cash awards will be presented in several categories, including Best Youth image, and the Master Naturalists will present an award for the Best Natural Waterscape image.

sunflowerPhotographers of all experience levels are encouraged to enter. And yes, cell phone images may be submitted. No more excuses for not having your camera with you!

The contest is a juried show, meaning the selections for the show are in the hands of a very competent photographer. This year’s juror is Carla Ellard who received her Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of Texas-Austin and a Bachelor of Science in Photography at East Texas State University (now A&M-Commerce). Carla has been the Curator, Southwestern & Mexican Photography, at the Wittliff Collections at Texas State University since 2013, where she started as Assistant Curator in 2000.

She has previously juried other photography shows for the A Smith Gallery, Seguin Art League, and Texas State campus photography club. She has also participated in the Valley Land Fund photo contest, and appreciates the patience, technique/skill, and serendipity required for producing nature photographs.

The contest is accepting entries from March 1st through May 18th, 2015.mouse

The Award Reception will be held at the San Marcos Activity Center on July 25th and the Exhibition will run from July 25th to September 11th, 2015.

Complete details for this year’s contest can be found at: http://hcphotoclub.org/naturescapes.html

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