Thursday, April 27, 2006

High School Photo Contest 2006

Are you a budding photographer? Here's your chance to win prizes!

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh's High School Photo Contest 2006
Beyond the Point * Pittsburgh's Rivers

Best Achievement in Photography : $500
Second Place: $250
Third Place: $100
Honorable Mention: $50
**Showstopper Award!!! $100

Each photo must have a completed entry form taped on the back. DEADLINE FOR ENTRIES: May 5, 2006.

At least ten students must participate for prizes to be awarded.

Contest Rules:
The contest is open to all high school student amateur photgraphers in grades 9-12 in Allegheny County.

Photographs will be judged on three criteria:
  • How well the photograph illustrates the theme "Beyond the Point * Pittsburgh's Rivers" How local rivers affect the life of area citizens as well as the environmental impact of industry and modern life on the rivers.
  • Artistic merit
  • Technical quality

Prints may be black-and-white or color. Photographs must be unmounted 8x10 or 5x7 and have been taken since January 1, 2006. Digitally-taken photos are acceptable, but prints must be provided. Photos must be taken in the Pittsburgh area. Photographers may enter a maximum of three images.

All entries for judging will become the property of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania Department and will be part of the historic collection of local images known as the Pittsburgh Photographic Library. Entries will not be returned.

Complete the entry form and mail or hand deliver your entry or entries on or before May 5, 2006 to: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh - Pennsylvania Department * 4400 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

For more information, call the Pennsylvania Department at 412-622-3154 or Teen Services at 412-622-3121.

Employees of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and their families are not eligible.

Pick up an entry form at the library, or check out the Pennsylvania Department's website at for more information!


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