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Photography Show

Entry Day:   Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013 from 1-4 pm.  No pre-registration required.
Entry Fee:   $4 per photo; $2 per entry for juniors (ages 12-18)
Place:  Morton Public Library, 315 West Pershing Street

Entry forms are available for download at www.mortonlibrary.org.

Judging & Critique
Judging is from 4:00-6:45 pm on Saturday, September 7th. This is a closed judging. Ribbons will be hung at that time. There will be a critique at 7 pm following the judging. The critique is open to the public. 1st, 2nd, 3rd and Best of Show will be critiqued. 

The following are guidelines for each division. Entrants will place themselves in whichever category they feel best describes them. However, if an entrant in the amateur division wins 3 cash awards in the Morton Photography Show exhibits, that entrant must move into the Professional category. No person holding a degree in photography may at any time participate as an amateur.

Entries will be judged on quality of the print, composition, interest, and overall presentation. Photoshop will not be a category nor will it be a criteria for judging.

Professional - A person who holds an associate or baccalaureate degree in photography or derives a substantial portion of his or her income from his or her work; has achieved professional standards of artistic excellence readily apparent from his or her work; receives a salary for teaching photography in secondary school or an institution of higher learning; or has shown work in the professional division previously.

Amateur - One who considers his or her work a hobby or is a beginner; self-taught with little photography education; participates in local exhibits for personal satisfaction and not necessarily for the purpose of sale.

Junior - Anyone between the ages of 12 and 18.


  1. Limit of 3 pieces of photography per person
  2. Photos must not exceed 48 inches in width or height when framed. No Exceptions!!
  3. All work must be the original concept of the artist, done within the past three years and NOT previously shown in a Morton Photography Show.
  4. All photographs must be framed and ready to hang. Please use screw eyes and wires. Due to our hanging restrictions no other hanging devices will be accepted.