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Shoot Dyer County photo contest deadline extended to Jan. 29

Thursday, January 17, 2013

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Connie Wright of Dyersburg won first place in the agriculture category in the 2011 Shoot Dyer County Photo Contest with her photo entitled 'Cotton Pickin' in Dyer County'. This photo also won the People's Choice Award. This year's contest will feature categories for Agriculture, Historical, People/Events, Landscapes/Scenic, Wildlife and Photoshop Created Assemblage. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $100. The People's Choice Award earns a $200 prize.
The Dyersburg-Dyer County Photography Club has announced the annual "Shoot Dyer County" photography contest. Since 2008, the club, along with the Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce and several local businesses, has sponsored the contest as a way to feature images that reflect the natural beauty of Dyer County. Additionally, the contest features several categories that give area photographers a chance to capture the essence of life in Dyer County through the lens of their cameras.

"The contest is open to amateur photographers and is judged on photographic quality, artistic quality and composition," said Steve Guttery, president of the Dyersburg-Dyer County Photography Club. "Please note that poor snapshots, no matter how exceptional the moment, probably should not be submitted. Shoot Dyer County winning images are most often well-planned and perfectly exposed artistic images that depict life in Dyer County. We won't turn away snapshots, but since this contest strives for excellence, we suggest that you carefully look through the images you plan to submit now that you know what our judges are looking for."

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Tiffany Parker of Dyersburg won Best Image of Dyer County in the 2011 Shoot Dyer County contest with her photo entitled 'Back When'. The submission deadline for this year's contest is Jan. 22. All photos will be on display in the Learning Resource Center at Dyersburg State Community College from Feb. 4 until Feb. 21. A reception will be held at the LRC to announce winners on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
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Danny Watson of Dyersburg won first place in the historical category during last year's Shoot Dyer County Photo Contest with his photo entitled 'Walk of Fame'. The photo was featured on the cover of last year's 'Destination' magazine.
Inspired by local banker and amateur photographer David Hayes, the contest has been successful in several ways.

"The contest is designed to get people involved in the community," said Hayes. "It gives us a chance to step back and look at our community, feature local photographers and give individuals a chance to earn prize money and possibly see their photos published."

There are seven categories to choose from, including Agriculture, Architectural, Historical, People/Events, Landscapes/Scenic, Wildlife and Photoshop Created Assemblage. First-place winners in each category will be awarded $100. The People's Choice Award earns a $200 prize. Entrants will also enjoy the possibility of their work being used in web sites and print publications by the Chamber, area school systems, city and county government. Over the past four years, entries have appeared on the cover and inside issues of Destination magazine, the State Gazette, on the Chamber of Commerce and State Gazette web sites and in a locally published photo book. The idea is to feature our community and the photographers who capture those images.

All entries must be taken in Dyer County between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2012. They must be printed in 8"-by-10" size and submitted along with a digital copy on a compact disk. Both the print copy and the digital copy must be labeled with the name of the photographer, title of the photo, category (one of 6) and classification. The deadline for submission has been extended to Tuesday, Jan. 29. Judging will be done by professional photographers and photography educators. All photos will be on display in the Learning Resource Center at Dyersburg State Community College from Feb. 4 until Feb. 21. A reception will be held at the LRC to announce winners on Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m. All photos become the property of the Dyersburg-Dyer County Chamber of Commerce.

For more information, contact Steve Guttery at 731-285-3433.


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So the photos must be from last year. The PAST not the PRESENT...?

-- Posted by pshaay on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 12:44 AM

Well if you want to get technical about it, every photo EVER was taken in the past.

-- Posted by godlessheathen on Fri, Jan 18, 2013, at 11:42 AM


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