2015 ANNUAL PHOTOGRAPHY CONTEST & EXHIBITION
The contest is open to all East Texas amateur and professional photographers.
June 15 - 19
Entries will be accepted during regular banking hours,
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Main Bank, 300 E. Whaley, Longview.
Opening Reception – Open to the Public
Main Bank, Longview 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Awards Presentation – 2:30 p.m.
June 29 – July 9
Daily Exhibition – Main Bank, Longview –
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Photograph content in these four categories must be taken in the East Texas area.
Landscape – The natural scene and the rural or urban cityscape
Fine Art – Still life, floral, line/form/texture, architectural details and interpretive environmental portraits
Human Interest – People, pets, action, human condition
Nature – Wildlife and plant life found in nature
Entries and Fees
Each photographer may enter up to six (6) photographs. The fee is $5.00 per entry. The photographer may enter all in one category or participate in each of the categories. Texas Bank and Trust reserves the right to decline entries that are considered inappropriate for exhibition and/or publication and entries that are not in keeping with the contest and calendar theme of “Scenes of East Texas.”
Winners will receive cash awards from Texas Bank and Trust for first, second, third place, and honorable mention in each of the categories listed. Other awards include -
• Best of Show
• Chairman’s Award
• President’s Award
• TB&T Christmas Card Award
• OMNIClub Birthday Club Award
• The People’s Choice Award
Will be chosen by public ballot during the two week exhibition
• SPECIAL - The John E. Petty Award of Excellence
All winning photographs will be published in Texas Bank and Trust’s 2016 Collector’s Calendar, although only 12 images will be selected as feature photographs for individual months. All winning photographs will be retained until the 2016 Collector’s Calendar has gone to press.
Photographs may be color or black-and-white and images may be film or digital. Image area must be a minimum of 8” x 10” or full frame, not to exceed an 11” x 14” image size. Photographs must be flush-mounted on a neutral-colored board (white, gray, or black), with the board not to exceed 11” x 14”. No framed or over-matted work will be accepted. No title, artist’s signature, or other writing may appear on the image or the front of the board.
Delivery and Return of Work
All contest entries must be delivered to the Public Relations Department at the Main Bank, Longview, during regular banking hours during the week of June 15, 2015. No late entries will be accepted. Photographs may be picked up the week of July 20, 2015. Non-award winning photographs may be used in print advertising for Texas Bank and Trust.
Texas Bank and Trust will not be responsible for any damage to photographs. Extreme care will be taken in the handling and exhibiting of the work.
Please contact Lori Osborne at 903-237-5583.