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City Issues Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2017 Calendar

City Issues Call for Photo Contest Theme for 2017 Calendar

Offers chance for people to help creatively shape one of the Pawtucket’s most anticipated events

Pawtucket  -- Leave your creative mark on the 2017 City Calendar. Photo Contest Organizer Patricia S. Zacks and the City of Pawtucket call for suggestions on next year’s theme.  

According to Zacks, every year a theme is selected and hundreds of photo buffs and Pawtucket students submit entries hoping that their photo is selected to be placed in the calendar. ”We want to reach out to the community and get them involved,” says Zacks, “this being an obvious way to do so and have a major impact on the photo exhibit.” Adds Zacks, “The person who submits the winning theme will be recognized in the new calendar.”  

Mayor Donald R. Grebien applauds the opening up of the photo contest. “The City of Pawtucket prides itself on its creative history and the creativity of its residents. The calendar photo contest is a great way for Pawtucket to demonstrate both,” states the Mayor.

Zacks notes that professional photographers will review the submitted entries looking for creativity and topic that has not been used in previous years. Some of the themes have been: (2015) "Pawtucket:  A Different Perspective;   (2014) “A Piece of Pawtucket”; (2013) “All in a Day’s Work”; (2012) “The Four Seasons of Pawtucket”; (2011) “Reflections of Pawtucket”; (2010) “Faces of Pawtucket”;  (2009) “Doorways & Gateways in Pawtucket”; (2008) “Paws (or Pause) in Pawtucket”; (2007) “Historic Places in Pawtucket”;   (2006) “Pawtucket People, Places or Things”; (2005) “Discovering Pawtucket”; (2004)  “Taking Pride in Our Neighborhoods”; (2003)  “Pawtucket Mills: Our Past and Our Future”; and (2000, 2001, 2002) “Pawtucket: A City in Focus.”

Photos submitted to this celebrated annual photo contest will be exhibit throughout next September’s Pawtucket Arts Festival. Like previous years all winning photos will be used in next year’s City calendar.

Suggest your themes to Patricia Susan Zacks, The Camera Werks, at psz333@aol.com or send to 766 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906.   Deadline day is March 1, 2016.

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