Wildlife, landscapes, historic sites
The annual photo contest sponsored by the Boonsboro Green Fest has expanded into three categories, giving amateur photographers more opportunities to enter their best works.
The contest is seeking photographs in three categories that highlight the beauty of Washington County: wildlife (animal and plant life), landscapes (scenic) and historic sites (including historic buildings and artifacts).
The top winners in each category will be displayed at the 11th annual Boonsboro Green Fest on Saturday, May 18. The festival will run from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Boonsboro’s Shafer Park.
Photos will be judged on subject matter, focus, lighting, composition, creativity and photographic impact.
Photos must be digital and be taken within Washington County, Maryland, by amateur photographers who earn less than half of their income from photography. No photo may contain images of recognizable people.
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30 and must be accompanied by the photo release and entry form, which can be found online, along with the contest rules, at www.boonsborogreenfest.com/photo-contest.
The sponsoring partner of the contest is Howard’s Art & Frames of Hagerstown, which is donating the mounting and framing again this year.
The top entries in each category will be announced during the festival’s opening ceremony, which will begin at 9:45 a.m. at the band stand. The framed, winning photos will be displayed throughout the day and then be presented to the winning photographers.
Judging the contest will be Mary Pat Kelly, owner of Photography by Dale, Monika Werkman, owner of Werkman Photography, and Sarah Kersting, who won last year’s contest with a photo of a young bird in the hands of a rescue worker.
Tom Ruhf, a Rohrersville resident and an excellent amateur photographer himself, is serving as contest coordinator again this year.
The Green Fest is produced by the all-volunteer Boonsboro Green Fest Committee. The festival is an official event of the Town of Boonsboro.