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Public reception Sept. 13 at Osprey theatre to celebrate photo contest finalists

The public is invited to attend a free reception showcasing the 30 finalists and contest winners of the Osprey Arts Centre’s Unseen Shelburne photo contest on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.
The public is invited to attend a free reception showcasing the 30 finalists and contest winners of the Osprey Arts Centre’s Unseen Shelburne photo contest on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m. - Contributed

Over 160 entries from across country submitted for contest

SHELBURNE - A free public reception showcasing 30 finalists and the winners of the Osprey Arts Centre’s Unseen Shelburne photo contest will be held at the facility on Thursday, Sept. 13, at 7 p.m.

The contest accepted photo submissions from the community of Shelburne County captured between July 1 and Aug. 31 of this year.

All ages and skill levels were encouraged to participate. The contest called for images that captured everyday activities, architecture and/or lower trafficked areas within the county. Photographs that told a story or perhaps shed light on a social or economic issue within the county were also encouraged.

Submitted images are judged based on criteria including impact, originality, artistic merit, storytelling, composition, as well as quality/clarity by a jury of select local artists/photographers.

The evening will include a gallery exhibition of the 30 finalist photographs, as well as the announcement of the first prize winner ($125 cash prize), two runner-up winners ($25 each), as well as the people’s choice category winner (based upon Facebook “likes” and $50 cash prize). Refreshments will be provided and a cash bar will be open.

To follow the contest online and view the submitted photos you can join the Facebook Group page.

There has been overwhelming support for the contest with over 160 submissions from across the county, organizers say.

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