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Second Annual NMJC / Western Heritage Museum Photography Show

3/13/2008 12:20:56 a.m. - Hobbs, NM. The Western Heritage Museum Complex invites students, faculty and staff of NMJC and the Hobbs High School to participate in their 2nd Annual Photography Show. To participate in this show, you must be a student of NMJC or Hobbs High School, or you must be part of the staff or faculty at either school. School identification may be requested by photo show staff on receipt of an entered image.

Entries will be accepted beginning April 1st through April 8th with the opening scheduled for Saturday April 12th. There is an entry fee of $3.00 per photograph required and a limit of three entries per photographer.

There will be six categories in two divisions. First place, second place, and third place will be awarded in each category for both Novice and Master divisions. A People's Choice Award will also be awarded. A distinguished panel of judges will decide the winners by a blind point system

Images entered in this competition may use minimal and basic image alterations only. For example: sharpening, selective blur, black and white conversions, color saturation and refinement, and cropping of an image are allowed for all images entered in any category. Adding elements to images, replacing skies, removing elements from an image, any changing of colors, any other computer manipulation significantly altering the normal appearance of an image will only be accepted for images entered in the "Computer Manipulated" category.

Awards will be presented and an auction held for entries placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd in each division, and for the People's Choice winner on Saturday May 3rd, 2008 at 7:00 PM in the Western Heritage Museum Theatre. Best of Show winner will be displayed in the Museum for a year, until the next year's Photography Show when it may then be offered for sale at auction if the photographer so desires. Images not placing 1st, 2nd, 3rd, People's Choice, or Best of Show will not be eligible for the auction.

The People's Choice Award will be decided by votes cast by photo show patrons who come to view the show beginning Saturday April 12, 2008 and ending Thursday May 1, 2008. Each patron may cast one vote for People's Choice award. There will be only one People's Choice winner selected from all entered images.

All entries must be in a simple black frame with a hanging wire and not to exceed 14" X 18" including matting. Matting may not be greater than 3" on any side, and must be plain white in color. There may not be any glass or plexi-glass in the frame. The photographer cannot be identified on the front of the image. A completed entry form must be affixed to the back of each entry.

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