Updated: February 7, 2014
The Monticello Camera Club
Monticello Photo Show
** The 11th Annual Monticello Photo Show - 2014 **
The dates for the 2014 Monticello Photo Show have been set. It will be held on Saturday and Sunday, March 29 and 30, 2014, in the newly remodeled banquet facilities at River City Extreme in Monticello, on School Street west of Hwy 25. The photo show is free to attend and everyone is welcome to vote for Best in Show in each of 12 categories. Note: The banquet room has been moved from its old location toward the far end of River City Extreme to closer to the front entry.
There are 12 categories again this year which include: Action/Motion, Animals/Mammals, Animals/Other, Architectural/Structural, Black & White, Botanical, Creative Techniques, Landscape, Macro/Close-up, Natural Landscape, People and Sunrise Sunset & Night. See the Photoshow Advice section below to find answers to common questions we receive, like where to find supplies for mounting photos.
Entries begin January 1 and are accepted through March 1, 2014. Click on the link for rules and entry forms (269 kb in size) for 2014. If you have questions on any of this, you can contact us by email. This year entry fees have been raised to $5 per entry with the limit remaining as before at 1 entry in up to 4 different categories (4 total).
This year we are switching things up a bit again. We will NOT be doing any photo related demonstrations this year. However, we will have some of our Monticello Camera Club members available for Q&A at the show. Please stop by our check in desk at the show on either day, or find the member(s) roaming the floor, and ask them any of your photography related questions. If you have questions on any of this please drop us an email and let us know.
We want to offer special thanks once again to our premier business sponsor for 2014 – River City Extreme. Without their support, it is likely we couldn't bring this event to you. THANK YOU!!
We also 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.
Photo Show Advice
Q: Where can you find foam core boards?
A: A lot of you have been asking where you can find the foamcore 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 carrie it would be JoAnn Crafts, Michaels, or other craft or photo related stores. Walmarts are probably the most easily accessible place to find it though and the least expensive.
Q: What about the adhesive foam core boards?
A: I found them online at Dick Blicks and at Office Depot. There are other sources you can find online 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 online 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 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.
Click the links below to view the Winners from our past photo shows:
For more information on our Annual Photo Show or to be added to the distribution list for next year's show, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. This page will be used to display next year's photo show information.
After each years show, photos are displayed at the following locations from the Monday following the show until the first Monday of May. The following are the locations we have used in the past.
Thanks to all who participate in our annual photo show.
You can also view over 150 of the Monticello swan photos by going to the Monticello Arts Council website. Check it out.
The Monticello Arts Council has sponsored the Annual Monticello Photo Show for the past 8 years. As of 2012, the Monticello Camera Club will become the sponsor of the photo show. Special thanks to our premier business sponsors for 2012 – River City Extreme and Design for Print & Web.
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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