2022 Photography Contest
Theme: "Create a Better Future."
Annual Granville Kiwanis 4th of July Photography Contest, Exhibition and Free Photography Class
Two Free Photography Classes for IPhone and DSLR/Mirrorless Cameras On June 18 and 21
The public is invited to learn more about photography and to prepare for the Granville Kiwanis 4th of July photography contest at two free photography classes at the Granville Public Library. The classes will be instructed by professional photographer Eric Bush. The first class on Saturday June 18 from 3-5 PM will focus on iPhone photography and editing. The second class on Tuesday June 21 from 6-8 PM will focus on DSLR/mirrorless cameras. Prizes will be awarded by a raffle to attendees.
The Kiwanis Club of Granville is proud to host the 2022 Granville 4th of July photography contest, exhibition and two free photography classes. The deadline to enter the contest is July 31st. The awards and exhibition will be Sept. 9-12 at the Bryn Du Art Center. The photography classes will be June 18th and 21st at the Granville Public Library.
New this year - Six new categories, limit 2 entries per category, separate contests for amateurs and professionals, top prizes of $100 and two free photography classes to help you prepare for the contest and exhibition. The contest is free to participate. All are welcome!
Contests and Rules
Photographs must be original and taken this year in Granville, Ohio
The contest is free to enter. Guests and residents of Granville may participate. Amateur and professional photographs will be judged separately by the juror. Awards will be given for First, Second and Third Place in each of the category. Best of Show and $100 prizes will also be awarded.
Deadline for submissions is July 31, 2022 (midnight).
Limit of two photographs may be submitted in each of the categories.
Entries will be accepted in the following six categories:
- Games & rides
- Granville Celebration
- Macro floral
- Parade & Independence Day
- Scenic Granville
The 2022 Granville 4th of July parade theme is “Create a Better Future.”
Award winners will be announced and awards presented at the Bryn Du Art Center during the Gallery Opening and Reception on Friday September 9, 2022 from 6-8 PM.
Entries will be judged based on the following criteria: Photographs that evoke an emotion or tell a story. Photographic technique, including composition, image quality, clarity, resolution, use of light, lines and perspective. Relevance to category. Originality/creativity.
Photographs can be submitted by email, by mail or delivered in person.
REQUIRED INFORMATION: All entries must include the Experience level of the Photographer (Amateur or Professional), Name of Entrant, Address, Phone, Email, Age (if under 18), Category (select from 6 categories provided), (optional) Artist's statement about the Photo or how it was taken.
**PRINTED SUBMISSIONS ALSO ACCEPTED BY MAIL OR DELIVERY: 8x10 printed entries will also be accepted. Please include or email an electronic version also. Hand-deliver to the Readers’ Garden bookstore located at 143 Broadway East, Granville, OH or Mail by post to “Granville Kiwanis July 4th Photo Contest, PO Box 133, Granville, OH 43023.”
Exhibition and Opening Awards Reception
A formal public exhibition of the judged winning photographs will be on display at the Bryn Du Art Center and open to the public to view free of charge. The gallery will be open Friday Sept. 9 PM from 6-8 PM, Sat. Sept. 10 from 11-1 PM, on Sun. Sept. 11 from 2-5 PM and Monday Sept. 12 from 5-8:30 PM.
During the exhibition, the public will vote for their favorite photograph. The winner will receive the People’s Choice Award and local gift certificate. Voting will be by anonymous ballot at the exhibition. One vote per person, honor system. The public will also be invited to enter a contest for a few local certificate by entering their name, email or phone on ticket at the exhibition. One entry per person. Note, Kiwanians may enter the contest and drawings.
Photos will also be displayed in a traveling exhibition at participating businesses in Granville and on this website.
*Inferred Consent: By Entering the Photography Contest, the artist affirms that the submitted information is complete and accurate, that the entry is their own work, and that they have read, understand, and are complying with all conditions and rules of the competition. The club may reprint the entries and acknowledge the photographer.
Free Photography Classes
The public is invited to learn more about photography and to prepare for this contest at two free photography classes at the Granville Public Library. The classes will be instructed by award winning photographer Eric Bush.
The first class on Saturday June 18 from 3-5 PM will focus on iPhone photography and editing. The second class on Tuesday June 21 from 6-8 PM will focus on DSLR/mirrorless cameras. Prizes will be awarded by a raffle to attendees.
Eric Bush is an award winning photographer who enjoys many types of photography using cameras on phones, mirrorless bodies, and even drones. Fall landscapes, waterfalls, and covered bridges are subjects that draw his attention frequently. In addition to those subjects, he has taken photos including domestic and international travel, churches/cathedrals, parades, dance recitals, theater performances, lunar events, and many others. He loves trying new things like birds in flight, astrophotography, and other wildlife. The classes will focus on being comfortable with your cameras and being ready for different types of subjects with improving your confidence and chances for success at the heart of the classes.
Sponsored in part by the Granville Arts Commission and Granville Kiwanis
Thanks to additional support from: