Updated: December 16, 2016
The Monticello Camera Club
Monticello Photo Show
The 14th ANNUAL MONTICELLO PHOTO SHOW is fast approaching. It will be held on March 18-19, 2017. Submissions will be open starting January 1, 2017.
Our contest is held in cooperation with River City Extreme. All levels of photographers are welcome to submit their work; from beginners, to students, hobbyists, amateurs and professionals. The Monticello Camera Club provides an opportunity for a variety of community photographers to have their work on display for the general public’s viewing enjoyment, both at the show event and for the weeks following the show within the community (see locations below). The show is held in the banquet facilities (newly remodeled in 2014) at River City Extreme in Monticello, on School Street west of Hwy 25. It is free to attend.
The 12 categories for 2017 are the same as last year and include: Action/Motion, Animals/Mammals, Animals/Other, Architectural/Structural, Botanical, Creative Techniques, Landscape, Macro/Close-up, Natural Landscape, People, Reflections, and Sunrise Sunset & Night. Black & White images can be submitted in any category as long as it meets the other requirements for that category. Remember, images created using more than 1 photo belong in the Creative Techniques category ONLY. Each year entries begin on January 1 and are accepted through March 1. See the complete list of 2017 Photo Show Rules here.
All photo entries MUST be delivered in one of the following ways (NO exceptions).
Here is the link for the 2017 Photo Show Contest Entry form. If you have questions on any of this, you can contact us by email. Entry fees are $5 per entry with the limit remaining as before at 1 entry each in up to 4 different categories (4 total).
For more information on our Annual Photo Show or to be added to the distribution list for this year's show, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Look to this page each year for updates on photo show information.
Thanks to all who participate in our annual photo show.
We want to offer special THANKS once again to our premier business sponsor for 2017 and past years – River City Extreme. Without their support, it is likely we couldn't bring this event to you. THANK YOU!!
Thanks also to Culvers and TEAM Chiropractic for hosting our advertising signs! Thanks to Finders Keepers for helping to collect photo entries. Please show them your appreciation as well.
And, we want to thank all of YOU, our loyal patrons of this event. Without you, the viewing and voting public, this event would not be successful. We hope to see you again this year.
Thank you to our Monticello Camera Club volunteers who organize this photo show. Without their willingness to pitch in, we couldn't put on this show each year.
Photos will be displayed at the following business locations from approximately March 20 to May 5 of each year. For 2017, this has yet to be finalized.
Click the links below to view the Winners from our past photo shows:
Photo Show Advice
Q: Where can I find foam core boards?
A: A lot of you have been asking where you can find the foam core for mounting your photos. Walmart carries foam core and it is usually found in their craft area near where tag board can be found (I believe). Other stores that might carry it would be JoAnn Crafts, Michaels, or other craft or photo related stores. Walmart stores are probably the most easily accessible place to find it though and the least expensive. In addition, the dollar store located next to Walmart in Monticello also carries foam core sheets.
Q: Where can I find the adhesive foam core boards?
A: I found them on-line at Dick Blicks and at Office Depot. There are other sources you can find on-line as well but the two I have provided have stores that can be found in our area as well. You might be able to call their stores and see if they have them there rather than waiting for delivery from their on-line store. Just click on the links provided here to get the information needed. These are just resources that I have found and are not necessarily recommendations, just information.
Q: How do I mount a print to foam core?
A: Here's a couple of links to help you out. Here's a tutorial on Youtube to do it using spray adhesive. This link shows how to use various techniques to adhere photos to foam core. This video tutorial shows how to mount a photo using the self adhesive photo boards.
If you have other questions, we'll try to address those here.
You can also view over 150 of the Monticello swan photos by going to the Discover Monticello website and clicking on the "Monticello Swan Photos from Monticello Photo Contest" link. Check it out.
The Monticello Arts Council put on the Annual Monticello Photo Show from 2004 to 2011 with the help of Design For Print. In 2012, the Monticello Camera Club took over running the photo show. Currently, our premier business sponsor is River City Extreme. We thank them for their continued support. Show them your appreciation through your patronage.
2011 Monticello Photo Show Video
The video below was done in 2011 by students at St. Cloud State (Jill Zimmerman and Jason Swanson) for display on the Charter Cable channel in St. Cloud. They did a great job on it. Some of our members are in the video and others have photos displayed in it. Check it out by clicking here or on the image below.
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