Cherokee Preservation Foundation Announces Photo Contest
Thursday, June 07, 2012
Posted by: Cindy Frantz
From: Cherokee Preservation Foundation
Cherokee Preservation Foundation has announced it is sponsoring a community photo contest in connection with its 10th
Anniversary Celebration. The contest is open to people who live on the
Qualla Boundary or in Haywood, Swain, Graham, Jackson, Cherokee, Macon
and Clay counties. Photos must relate to at least one of the
Foundation’s three areas of focus: cultural preservation, economic
development and environmental preservation in westernmost North
Photos must be submitted by 5pm on Friday, July 27, and winners
will be announced at a public reception and exhibition of entered
photographs at Qualla Arts & Crafts in Cherokee on Thursday, Aug.
The contest has adult and youth (16 years old and younger) age
categories. In the Adult age category, winners will be selected for
first prize ($500), second prize ($300) and third prize ($200), and the
judges shall have the discretion to select honorable mentions ($100).
In the Youth age category (16 years old or younger), judges will award a
first prize ($200) and they shall have the discretion to select
honorable mentions ($50).
Information about the contest, including entry forms for adult
and youth participants and Contest Rules and Submission Guidelines, is
available on the Foundation’s web site at www.cpfdn.org/contest. If prospective contestants still have questions after looking at the web site, they are encouraged to email them to CPFcontest@gmail.com.
"So many of the activities Cherokee Preservation Foundation
supports are photogenic and since our grantees are doing exciting things
not only on the Qualla Boundary but also in the surrounding seven
counties, we decided a regional photo contest is a perfect way to
capture all kinds of exciting progress that is being made,” said Susan
Jenkins, executive director of Cherokee Preservation Foundation. "Avid
photographers – be they professional or amateur – can capture all
kinds of images about the teaching and preserving of Cherokee culture.
Or they can choose to highlight cultural tourism in the region and other
types of work regional residents do that is diversifying and
strengthening the region’s economy. Or photographers that like to focus
on the environment can find subjects that relate to actions being taken
to sustain our land, water and air for the benefit of generations to
- Cherokee Preservation Foundation