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2024 Granville 4th of July Photography Contest and Exhibition

The Kiwanis Club of Granville is proud to host the 2024 (15th annual) Granville 4th of July Photography Contest and exhibition. The deadline to enter the contest is July 31. The awards and exhibition will be Sept. 6-8 at the Bryn Du Art Center.

Contest and Rules

Photographs must be original and taken this year in Granville, Ohio

  • The contest is free to enter.
  • The deadline to enter the contest is July 31st (midnight).
  • Residents and Guests of Granville may participate.
  • Amateur and professional photographs will be judged separately by the juror.
  • Ribbons will be given for First, Second and Third Place in each category for both amateur and professional divisions. The First Place in each category will receive $25.
  • A Best of Show $100 prize will also be awarded.
  • Limit of two photographs may be submitted in each of the seven categories listed below.
  • Judging Criteria: 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.
  • Submission instructions and awards reception information are listed below.

Entries will be accepted in the following seven categories:

  1. Fireworks
  2. Games/rides
  3. Granville Celebration
  4. Macro/floral
  5. Parade*/Independence Day
  6. Scenic Granville
  7. Black and white
  8. Reflections

Award winners will be announced and awards presented at the Bryn Du Art Center during the Gallery Opening and Reception on Friday, Sept. 6, 2024 from 6-8:30 PM.

Submission Instructions:

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 7 categories provided), (optional) Artist's statement about the Photo or how it was taken.

*EMAIL your entry with the required information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. **Helpful Tips to Download to Email. *For iPhone Users: From the Photos app on the phone, hit the Share button and then email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For Android Users: Use the Share feature on the Photos app. For SLR/DSLR/Mirrorless cameras, submit jpegs only (not TIFF or RAW) to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the required information in the body of the email.

**PRINTED SUBMISSIONS ALSO ACCEPTED BY MAIL: 8x10 printed entries will also be accepted. Please include or email an electronic version also to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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. 6 PM from 6-8:30 PM, Sat. Sept. 7 from 11-1 PM, on Sun. and Sept. 8 from 2-5 PM.

During the exhibition, the public will vote for their favorite photograph and win a chance for local gift cards and prizes.


 

 

   

   

 

Sponsored in part by the Granville Arts Commission and Granville Kiwanis

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Thanks to additional support from:


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