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City of Pawtucket Announces 18th Annual Photo Contest

Grab your cameras and compose that picture! The City of Pawtucket and The Camera Werks of Providence announce the 18h Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. The twelve winning photos, to be selected by a panel of local professional photographers, will illustrate the City of Pawtucket 2017 City Calendar. This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera.

The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must have been taken in Pawtucket. After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised in January, approximately 25 theme suggestions were received. The theme selected for this year’s contest is “Pawtucket’s Color Palette” submitted by Linda C. Dugas of Pawtucket.

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme and have been taken within the past year. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket to qualify for this contest. Only one entry per contestant will be accepted and must be submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black and white. Film or good quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction.

Submitted photos should be mounted on foam core or mount board, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”. All photos will be on display at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in the month of September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a$75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket 2017 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted beginning May 1, and should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, RI Tuesday-Saturday 10-5:30pm. Deadline for Entry: August 2. For further information, please call (401) 273-5367. 

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