Wilton Arts Council Announces Youth Photo Contest
The Youth Division was created in 2006 in memory of Lenwood W. Freas, who was a very active member of the Wilton Arts Council and had served as vice-president. The Youth Division was created in Len’s memory to stimulate photography at an earlier age. Focus ’10 also contains a Student Division for high school students and Adult Divisions for amateur and professional photographers. It is believed to be the only photograph show of its kind in Fairfield County in which photographs taken by children, students, amateurs and professionals are hung in a single exhibition at the Wilton Library.
Cash prizes and ribbons will be awarded for first, second and third place in each of the divisions (youth, student, amateur and professional); ribbons will also be presented for honorable mention in each of the divisions. A reception will be held on Friday, April 16, 2010 from 6:00 to 7:30 PM at the Wilton Library, and is open to the public. Judges for Focus ’10 are Bruce Dunbar, Lawrence Frank, and Bo Parker.
Photos may be dropped off at the Wilton Library, 137 Old Ridgefield Road, Wilton, CT, on Saturday, March 27, 2009 from 11:00 to 4:00 PM and on Sunday, March 28 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. There are no limits on the maximum size; however, the frame must be at least 8" x 10" and must be WIRED to be hung (no loops or saw tooth hooks are acceptable). Those not properly wired will be ineligible for hanging. Photographers are allowed to submit up to two photos. For each photo entered in the exhibit, the fee is $5 for youths; $10 for Wilton Arts Council members and students (high school); and $20 for non-members. Membership is $35 for a family membership, $25 for an individual membership, and $10 for seniors and students. hotographers are welcome to join the Wilton Arts Council at the time of drop-off.
Photos will be for sale throughout the exhibit unless otherwise designated, and the Wilton Library will receive a 20% commission on the sale price of each photograph sold.
To receive a brochure with further details, please check the website at www.wiltonarts.org; For questions regarding Focus ’10 or entry forms, please send an email to email@example.com or call Paul Wear at 849-7775 or Beth Schneider at 834-9986 and leave your name and address for an entry form to be mailed to you.