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2017 Photography Contest

Sponsored in part by the Granville Arts Commission and Granville Kiwanis

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The Granville Arts Commission is partnering with the Granville Kiwanis to offer two photography contests this year.  A New! Instagram-based Photography Contest (online submission and public voting), as well as a Traditional Print Photography Contest (New! Artists can submit their own prints with high-res digital file, or let us print your 8x10s for free (limit 5)). Winners will be included in a formal Exhibition at ART@43023.

Photographs must be taken during the 2017 July 4th celebration.  Deadline for submissions is July 31.

Photographs may relate to the Granville 4th of July or the parade theme "Celebrating the American Dream." Both contests are free to participate and open to the public to participate {including amateur and professional photographers, and non-residents of Granville.) Both contests will require public voting and the winners will receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place cash awards and be included in a professional July 4th Awards Exhibition.


 Photo Contest Rules & Registration


New! Instagram-based Photography Contest that allows cell phone photography images and is open to the public. This popular format is readily accessible and allows people to upload photographs directly from cell phones into Instagram, as well as standard photographs. It aims to encourage youth, families and amateurs to participate. Deadline:  Submissions to be considered for the contest must be uploaded to Instagram (#Granville4th) by July 31. The voting will be online via Instagram #Granville4th through “likes” and continue through the end of the contest (August 25). [Note, Instagram is setup to allow each person to “like” an image only once.] The top three Instagram photographs with the most likes will win. The photographs will be on display on a digital device at the Granville Public library exhibit with instructions on how to vote online. Winners will receive cash awards ($50, $20, $10) and their photographs will be displayed on the contest website, event Facebook page and the photographers recognized in the local newspaper.

Print Photography Contest for Inclusion in Formal Awards Exhibition will also be offered to appeal to hobbyists and Professional photographers.  This contest requires submission of high resolution (minimum 2MB) images and a signed entry form (below). Limit of 5 photographs. Photographers can submit their own printed 8x10s, or New this year!, the Committee will print the photographs of its choosing, for no additional cost using professional-grade 8x10 size.  We will frame and display the entries for public voting while displayed at the Granville Public Library in the new professional art display walls of the first-floor main digital lab area. The photographs will be numbered and the public can vote for 1st, 2nd and 3rd by anonymous paper vote. Once the voting is completed, the winning photographs will be included in the public exhibition at ART@43023, with a selection of Professional Photographs commissioned for the 2017 contest and publicized on the contest website and recognized in the local newspaper, the Granville Sentinel. Winners will receive cash prizes ($100, $50, $25). Deadline of submissions is July 31. Submit up to 5 images (with high resolution, minimum 2 MB recommended) on a portable USB drive, CD or DVD and label. (You may include your own 8x10 prints as well.) You can mail the entries to: Granville Kiwanis Photo Contest, PO Box 133, Granville OH 43023 or hand-deliver them to the Granville Village Offices, 141 E. Broadway, Granville OH 43023 (open M-F 8-4:30pm). Digital files may be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include "Photo Contest" in the subject line.


 Photo Contest Rules & Registration


New, Free Public Photography Class  A free 2-hour photography class will be held at the Granville Public Library on Thursday, June 29 from 6:30-8:30 pm. The class will be led by two local professional photographers and previous winners in the contest (Bryan Ghiloni and Jack Fleming.) The class is open to the public. RSVP is recommended to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Participants will bring their own camera or cell phone. The course will review basic elements of a “good” photograph to help individuals create and select photographs for competition, as well as demonstrate two challenging conditions (night-time and motion) that may be useful in capturing the July 4th festival.

New, Exhibition of Invited Professional Photographers of the 2017 Granville 4th of July. Thanks to a grant from the Granville Arts Commission, a professional photography exhibition of three invited Professional Photographers will be commissioned and offered free to the community.

The exhibition will be held at the Bryn Du Art Gallery located behind the mansion during the display and voting of the public exhibition. We will aim to have the exhibit open during the Sunday July 23, Augusts 6 and August 20 Concert on the Green events.

The public Granville 4th of July Photography Contest Awards Exhibition will take place at ART@43023 over a two-week period in September. The public voted top winners of the two contests will be displayed with select photos from the professional exhibit . The winners will be announced at a reception at ART@43023 on opening night (all participants will be invited) and the public will be invited via social media, poster and newspaper announcement.  The traveling art display will be displayed at the Granville Public Library, the Park National Bank and other venues in Granville (tbd).


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