The 21st Annual Skylands Scenic Beauty Photography Contest is sponsored by the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission. Open to students, amateurs and professionals, submitted photos must have been taken after Oct. 1, 2015 and the subject matter should be of the Skylands region: Hunterdon, Morris, Somerset, Sussex, or Warren County in NJ. More than $1,600 in prize money will be awarded in this professionally judged show.
Images may be digital or traditional, color or black and white. The minimum size for all submissions is 8″x10”. All submitted photographs must be wired and ready to hang. No glass, saw tooth hangers, or easel frames. Contestants may enter one photograph.
Student prizes are $100 first place, $80 second place, $70 third place, and $50 honorable mention. The amateur awards are $150 first place, $100 second place, $75 third place, and $50 honorable mention. Professional awards are $250 first place, $200 second place, $150 third place, and $100 honorable mention. The Best of Show award is $300.
All entries should be clearly labeled on the back, lower right, with full contact information (include grade level for students), category of photo, title, and location of scene. Photos and applications are to be delivered to the accessible Wayne Dumont Jr. Administration Building, Rt. 519, Belvidere, NJ on Tues., Nov. 8, from 10 a.m. to noon. The show will open at the Administration Building in Belvidere on Tues., Nov. 15, and will run through Tues., Jan. 17, 2017 when all photos must be picked up between 10 a.m. and noon.
This photo contest is presented by the Warren County Cultural and Heritage Commission, supported by the Warren County Freeholders, and funded in part by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts/Department of State, a Partner Agency of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Applications are available from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Commission at (908) 453-4381 or on-line at wcchc.org.