August 6, 2014 at 6:50 AM
ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – It's that time of year again for the Annual Essex County Parks Photography Contest. The free contest is open to the public and the deadline to submit entries is Wednesday, September 17. Photographic entries must highlight a visit to the historic Essex County Parks System.
“Our annual photo competition is an opportunity for photographers of all ages to explore our gorgeous and beautiful parks system and share their experience through their photography," said Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo. "It’s a great way to display your artistic talents, have fun and enhance your appreciation of nature. I look forward to seeing the photographs that are submitted because each one offers a unique perspective of our historic Parks System.”
The contest offers opportunities for adults and young people, with categories for adults ages 18 and older and youth photographers ages 17 and younger. Both color and black and white prints will be judged together. Each photograph must be taken within the boundaries of the Essex County Parks System during the current contest year and participants are allowed to submit no more than two entries. An entry form must be completed for each photograph and photographs must be submitted as an unframed, 8x10-inch print. A digital copy of the photograph must be provided if it was taken in a digital format.
Judging will be done by a group of professionals, with decisions based on creativity, technical superiority, composition, and the photograph’s depiction of the uniqueness of the Essex County Parks System.
The photographs will be on display at the Essex County Environmental Center from Saturday, October 4, through Friday, October 31. For contest rules and regulations, contact the Environmental Center at 973-228-8776.