Updated: March 14, 2016
The Monticello Camera Club
Monticello Photo Show
The 13th Annual Monticello Photo Show was held on March 12-13, 2016. Thank you to ALL who entered our contest this year!! We had 150 photos by 50 photographers from 26 Minnesota towns that were on display. We had 319 people come to vote on and view some great images as well as displays by the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and some of photos that won in their 1st Annual Photo Contest for Students K-12. In addition, photos were on display from Monticello Kindergarten students. The Monticello Camera Club had some education displays as well as some photo books and other photo displays for visitors to view.
To view this year's winning photos, please go to the 2016 Monticello Photo Show page by clicking the link here or below. You can view all of this year's photos by going to any of the following locations before May 1 when they will be taken down and returned:
Our contest is held in cooperation with River City Extreme. Without their facilities, we would not be able to have our show. Please show your appreciation by patronizing their business, as well as our other sponsors listed below.
All levels of photographers are welcome each year 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 12 categories for 2016 were the same as last year and included: 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. Each year entries begin on January 1 and are accepted through March 1. See the complete list of 2016 Photo Show Rules here.
For more information on our Annual Photo Show or to be added to the distribution list for next 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. Without you and our camera club volunteers who work hard each year to put on the show, we would not have a show.
We want to offer special THANKS once again to our premier business sponsor for 2016 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 are will be on display at the following business locations from approximately March 15 to May 5.
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 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 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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