Entries Sought For Libraries’ Photo Contest “We Are Fort Bend”

Fort Bend County Libraries (FBCL), in conjunction with the Fort Bend County Diversity Over Division Initiative and the Fort Bend Photography Club, is seeking entries for its “We Are Fort Bend” Photography Contest. Amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people and places of Fort Bend County.

To be eligible for competition, contestants must submit a digital copy of their photograph between April 1st and 15th. Entries should be submitted through an online form on the FBCL website on April 1st.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st-place ($200 gift card), 2nd-place ($150 gift card), and 3rd-place ($100 gift card). Winners will be announced in May. Photos will be displayed in the Roman Bohachevsky Gallery at George Memorial Library in Richmond.

Winning photographs will be determined by a panel of judges based on the following criteria: relationship to theme, composition, focus, lighting, emotional impact and creativity.

All entries must be original, unpublished and the work of the person submitting it. Only one photo may be entered per person. The photo can be in color or black-and-white and should be submitted as a high-resolution (1 MB or higher) .jpg, .jpeg, .gif, .png, .eps, tif or .pdf.

Digital manipulations of the photos should be limited to: cropping, re-sizing, red-eye reduction and reasonable adjustments to color and contrast. FBCL reserves the right to print or display any entry to contest for an indefinite period of time. Entries will be exhibited for the general public.

The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Professional photographers who earn a living by selling their photographs are not eligible to participate.

There is no fee for entering the contest. For more information, call 281-633-4734 or email Programming@fortbend.lib.tx.us.