The annual Regional Photography show, sponsored by the Cultural Council of Cortland County (CCCC), is inviting entries for this year's exhibit. 
Traditionally, this annual community event has been on display at the Cortland Free Library for the month of October. We recognize that it is difficult in this time of COVID to make any definite plans for future events, but hopefully by October community events such as this will be back. If necessary, we will look into other ways to share the work of our participants. We will keep everyone informed as the situation evolves. In the meantime, inspiring Cortland County residents to go out and do some photography will add to their activities during this time of social distancing.  This year each entry will be judged in one of the following categories:
  • Texture
  • Perspective
  • Fun
  • Open*
  • Imagination**
Entrants are encouraged to search on the internet for many examples of these categories.
*Open - This category provides photographers the opportunity to submit works that they particularly like without being constrained by a specific subject. These works should have been taken within the past 3 years.
**Imagination - While most photographers use digital techniques such as brightness, contrast, and sharpening to improve the final image (“post-processing”), this category will accept works that have been created digitally, by combining and/or manipulating images so that the product no longer represents reality.
Up to two photos can be entered per person. The fee is $15 for one photo, $20 for two images.  Email your entries BY August 28th, as JPG, GIF, or PDF with your first initial and last name, which category you would prefer, and the titles.
                                        one photo                             two photos
All entrants shall be notified if their works are accepted for the show or not by September 2nd. Work should have professional quality frames and be ready to hang, but we advise postponing framing until we are assured the exhibit can take place as originally planned. The show will be mounted in the gallery Wednesday, September 30th. Photos may be brought to the library from Monday, September 21 through Friday, September 25. The exhibit opening will take place during First Friday on October 2. 
One $25 cash prize will be awarded in each of the five categories, and one cash prize for Best in Show. ("Open" category will not be eligible for the Best in Show)
If you have any questions, email culturalcouncil3@gmail with "Regional Photography Exhibit Question" in the subject line.

deadline extened - Aug 28

To see last year's winning submissions, please visit our Regional Photography Exhibit page. 

Cultural Council of Cortland County

PO Box 5133

Cortland, NY 13045


T: 607-753-1188

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