City announces 20th annual photo contest

City announces 20th annual photo contest

PAWTUCKET – The city of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks have announced the 20th annual city of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local photographers and placed in the 2019 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever-changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must be taken in Pawtucket. This year’s theme, “Pawtucket: A Closer Look,” was submitted by Linda Dugas, of Pawtucket.

Contest rules are as follows: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme. All photos must be taken in the city of Pawtucket within the past year. Only one entry per contestant submitted by the photographer. Photos may be in color or black and white and shot horizontally. Film or high quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be suitable for reproduction.

Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore, but not framed; size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8-by-10-inch or larger than 12-by-18 inch. All photos will be displayed at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the city of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize; first place will receive a $75 cash prize; second place will receive a $50 cash prize and other remaining winners will receive gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the city of Pawtucket’s 2019 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted from May 1 to Aug. 3, and should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope St., Providence, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.

For more information, call 401-273-5367.