2010-08-26 / News

MHS to hold first annual photography contest

The Middletown Historical Society, in conjunction with the Newport Art Museum and Art Association, will hold its first annual Beautiful Middletown photography contest.

The contest is open to all nonprofessional photographers and will run now through Aug. 28. All entered photographs must be taken within Middletown and must be submitted as hard copy prints, 11” x 14” or smaller.

Prints can be mailed to P.O. Box 4196, Middletown, RI 02842 or dropped off at the Middletown Town Hall, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Each print must be accompanied by a photo information sheet containing the title of the photo, name of the entrant, address, phone number and email address. Entries are limited to three per photographer.

Entries will be judged by a volunteer panel from the Photography Guild of the Newport Art Museum and winners will be announced at the Middletown Historical Society’s “Picnic in Paradise” event on Sept. 12 in Paradise Park.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the top three winners. The grandprize winner will receive a scholarship to a photography course of his or her choice offered by the Newport Art Museum, Minnie and Jimmy Coleman Center for Creative Studies. All entrants will receive passes to the Newport Art Museum.

Officers and members of the Board of Directors of the Middletown Historical Society and their immediate families are ineligible to enter this contest.

Email info@middletownhistory. org for more information.

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