Amateur photographers of all ages are invited to enter the 11th Land Trust Amateur Photo Contest. Submit photographs of the scenic countryside, wildlife, plants, and cultural and historic features in the towns of East Haddam, Essex, Lyme, Old Lyme, and Salem. You do not have to reside in these towns to enter. Deadline for entry is January 31, 2017.
A three-judge panel will select the winning photos. New as a contest judge this year is Joe Standart, an award-winning photographer, director and internationally known artist who loves photographing the natural world. Returning judges include Amy Kurtz Lansing, an accomplished art historian and curator at the Florence Griswold Museum; and Skip Broom, a respected award-winning local photographer and antique house restoration housewright.
Cash prizes will be awarded in five categories: Landscape/Waterscape, Plants, Wildlife, and Cultural/Historic (human interaction with nature, including domestic animals and buildings), for participants 15 years old of age or older; photographers 14 years old or younger may enter photos on any of these subjects in the Youth Category.
Submissions will be accepted from the January 1, 2017 to January 31, 2017. For contest rules and more information seehttp://www.lymelandtrust.org/news/photo-contest/
Contest awards are funded by the generous support of our commercial sponsors: Ballek’s Garden Center in East Haddam, RiverQuest/CT River Expeditions, Lorensen Auto Group, Evan Griswold at Coldwell Banker, Essex Savings Bank, The Oakley Wing Group at Morgan Stanley and Alison Mitchell in honor of her late husband John G. Mitchell.
All entered photographs, including all the winners, will be displayed at a public reception on March 10, 2017.