BUCKHANNON — The Buckhannon Upshur Camera Club in concert with the West Virginia Strawberry Festival announces the 2020 amateur photography contest guidelines. Amateur adult and youth photographers are invited to prepare photos to be displayed in the following classes: General, Monochrome, Nature, Wild and Wonderful, Things and Places, 20/20 Vision (Eyes), and Youth. The special class for 20/20 Vision is graciously sponsored by ophthalmologist Dr. Kevin Cox of Elkins.
The entry fee for adult participants is $5.00 per print. Youth entries require no fee. The photos selected as “Best of Show”, 1st, 2nd and 3rd in all classes and the youth Founder’s Award will receive a ribbon and cash prize. Honorable mention ribbons are also awarded by the judges. These awards will be presented at the photographer’s coffee reception on Saturday May 16 at 9 a.m. at JesterLine on Main Street in Buckhannon.
Special ribbons will be placed for People’s Choice, Queen’s Choice, Strawberry Teen’s Choice, King’s Choice and President’s Choice. These ribbons are awarded during the contest and will be hung after selections are made by Strawberry Royalty.
The BUCC thanks Dominion Energy for their sponsorship of this contest. The deadline for entries is noon on Friday May 1, 2020. For additional information and an entry form, please visit: wvstrawberryfestival.com. The exhibit will be a part of the West Virginia Strawberry Festival and will be held in a new location at JesterLine, 46 East Main Street, Buckhannon, on Thursday, May 14 and Friday, May 15 from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. The exhibit will welcome guests on Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The club invites amateur photographers across the region to participate.