CNCF invites submissions for photo competition

| 21/03/2013

Chris-Court-2012-Winner.gif(CNS): The Cayman National Cultural Foundation (CNCF) is organizing its next online photo competition, in which the public will vote for the best photographs in 12 categories.  CNCF's says its goal is to, “foster a growing, community of photographers creating images that stand apart through their creativity, their ability to move people and their capacity for communication.” Kaitlyn Elphinstone, CNCF Programmes Officer, said, "We believe in the power of the image to tell stories that can't be told any other way. The CNCF Online Photo Competition is a celebration of that belief and an invitation to you to share your story. We would be honored to have you take part in this year's re-organized, re-energised competition."

The event is sponsored by Cayman Islands Yellow Pages, Butterfield Bank and Cathy Church's Photo Centre.

Submissions will be accepted online from 18th until the 31st March, and public voting will run from 8th until the 22nd of April. Winners will be announced on Thursday 2nd May at the CNCF’s 'Photo Talks' event at the Harquail Studio Theatre.

Photographers are permitted to enter one photo per category in up to three of the 2013 categories, as well as one ‘bonus’ photo in the “Colour Me Yellow” category sponsored by the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages. All photographs submitted must be taken in the Cayman Islands and photographers must be residents of the Cayman Islands.

This year CNCF has opened the competition to youth – 17 and under – and have invited expert photographers selected for their diverse range of backgrounds and experiences to judge the competition. The 2013 categories are arts and culture, commercial or campaign (including fashion), conceptual (including photo illustration), landscapes, lifestyles, macro (close-ups), nature & wildlife, photojournalism (contemporary issues & current affairs), portraiture, sports and underwater. The bonus category is called "Colour Me Yellow,” and is sponsored by the Cayman Islands Yellow Pages.

The 2013 rules and regulations can be obtained by emailing or calling (345) 949-5477.

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