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Pawtucket Announces 19th Annual Photo Contest

Pawtucket:  A City in Focus

Theme:  “The Flavor of Pawtucket”

Deadline for entry:  August 4, 2017

PAWTUCKET – Grab your cameras and snap that picture!  The City of Pawtucket and Camera Werks announced the 19th Annual City of Pawtucket Photo Contest. Twelve winning photos will be selected by a panel of local photographers and placed in the 2018 City Calendar.

This annual contest provides an opportunity to bring awareness to daily life, historic locations and the ever changing landscape of Pawtucket through the lens of a camera. The contest is open to residents and non-residents alike, but the photo must be taken in Pawtucket. After a public call for photo contest themes was advertised in January, “The Flavor of Pawtucket” by Wendy Jencks of Cumberland was selected.

Contest Rules: All photo submissions should follow the contest theme. All photos must be taken in the City of Pawtucket within the past year. Only one entry per contestant submitted by the photographer. Photos may be color or black and white. Film or high quality digital prints will be accepted. All photos must be of good quality and suitable for reproduction. 

Submitted photos should be mounted on foamcore or mountboard, but not framed; overall size of the mounted photo should not be smaller than 8”x10” or larger than 12”x18”.  All photos will be displayed at the Blackstone Valley Visitor Center during the City of Pawtucket’s Arts Festival in September. The Mayor’s Choice Award will receive a $100 cash prize, First Place will receive a$75.00 cash prize, Second Place will receive a $50.00 cash prize with remaining winners receiving gift certificates.

All winning photos will be used in the City of Pawtucket’s 2018 Calendar. Submissions will be accepted  from May 1 to August 4, and should be dropped off at The Camera Werks, 766 Hope Street, Providence, Tuesday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.– 5:30 p.m. For further information, please call (401) 273-5367.



March 15, 2017

Contact: Patricia Zacks, 401-273-5367

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