June 5, 2012

Texas Bank and Trust to Celebrate 30th Anniversary of Photography Contest
Presidential Photographer to Serve as 2012 Juror

LONGVIEW, TEXAS –Call for Entries for the 30th Anniversary Texas Bank and Trust Photography Contest and Exhibition will open June 18 – 22. Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit photographers in one or more of the following categories for this year’s contest:  Landscape, Nature, Human Interest, and Fine Art. All photographs must be in keeping with the contest theme, “Scenes of East Texas,” and must be taken within the East Texas area.

Eric Draper, former Chief Photographer and Special Assistant to President George W. Bush, will serves as this year’s principal juror of the contest.

In honor of the contest’s 30th anniversary, a special “Spirit of Texas” category has been added this year. Photos in this category should depict the true spirit of the Lone Star State, and must be taken with the state, itself.

Public exhibition of all entries will begin July 1 with an awards ceremony and reception. Photographers may enter up to six photographs and entries must be submitted at the TB&T Main Bank in downtown Longview. Entry fee is $5.00 per photograph. “Call for Entries” brochures with detailed information about the contest and photo requirements are available at all TB&T locations, and online.

The awards reception will be held from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm, Sunday, July 1 in the Main Bank lobby at 300 East Whaley. Cash prizes will be awarded in each of the four signature categories, the Spirit of Texas category, and the Chairman’s Award, the President’s Award, the OMNIClub Birthday Card Award, the Christmas Card Award, and for Best of Show (juror’s choice). Winning photographs will be included in the bank’s 2013 Collector’s Calendar.

All photographs will remain on display in the Main Bank lobby through Thursday, July 12. The People’s Choice Award will be announced following the
two-week exhibition.

For additional information about the photography contest and exhibition, please click here or contact Wendy Writt in the TB&T Public Relations Department
at 903-237-5676.


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