PCC Members and ALL Central Illinois Photographers,

It’s time to get your ENTRY FORM submitted for the 2019 Heart of Illinois Fair “Photography Competition”. The 70th showing of the HOI-Fair is a great opportunity to exhibit your work, share your passion with the community, and win awards.
All winning prints earn big ribbons and cash prizes. Total premiums paid out for the Photography Competition is $1080. Winnings range from up to $80 for first place in large color to $15 for honorable mentions. This year, more than one print will receive an award for the “special” competitions: Creative and Themed. Both categories will award 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Honorable Mention ribbons and prize money.
Entries need to be postmarked by July 1st. Your commitment to enter, print categories, and fees are all that are required by the July 1 due date. Completed prints and image titles aren’t due til turn-in on July 12 & 13.
This year’s print categories are:
  • COLOR — Large & Small
  • B&W — Large & Small
  • CREATIVE — Digitally altered, Color or B&W —Any photo taken on your digital camera or smartphone and manipulated with apps or editing software.
  • THEMED“Rural America / Country Life” — Rural or country scenes, i.e., landscapes, barns, farms, farm animals, people. Digitally altered permitted.
It’s easy to enter.  See Rules link for details on Print categories, sizes, mounting requirements, and how to enter. 
Attached is a sample entry form for entering the maximum number of prints for each category. Please mail or drop off your entry forms in-person to Expo Gardens on or before July 1st. 
Online forms
Please feel free to share with fellow photographers.
Julie Dodge, Photography Supervisor
Colleen Dunham, Asst Supervisor
Heart of Illinois Fair

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