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Updated: April 4, 2015

The Monticello Camera Club

Monticello, MN




Monticello Photo Show

The 12th ANNUAL MONTICELLO PHOTO SHOW has now come and gone. It was held on March 14-15, 2015. To view the winning photos and a list of the top 5 placeholders in each category, please go to the 2015 Photo Show Page.

Submissions are now CLOSED as of March 1, 2015. Check the rules and entry form below to get an idea of what you can expect next year.

This year we received roughly 171 entries entered by 54 photographers. 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 was held in the banquet facilities (newly remodeled in 2014) at River City Extreme in Monticello, on School Street west of Hwy 25. It was free to attend.

The 12 categories for 2015 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 was replaced by Reflections this year but 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 Photo Show Rules here.

Here is the link for the Photo Show Registration form from 2015. If you have questions on any of this, you can contact us by email. Entry fees were $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 info@monticameraclub.com. 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 2015 and past years – River City Extreme. Without their support, it is likely we couldn't bring this event to you. THANK YOU!!

River City Extreme

Thanks also to Culvers and TEAM Chiropractic for hosting our advertising signs! Thanks to Finders Keepers for helping 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 generally displayed at the following business locations from approximately March 31 to May 5. For 2015, this has yet to be finalized.

  • Monticello Public Library, 200 Sixth Street West - 763-295-2322
  • First Minnesota Bank Lobby, 106 4th Street East - 763-271-7200
  • Premier Bank Lobby, 4134 Deegan Court - 763-271-7670
  • Liberty Savings Bank Lobby, 1560 Hart Boulevard 763-295-4411
  • Riverwood Bank, 1421 Seventh Street East - 763-295-2265
  • Monticello Dental Center, 763-263-7100

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.

River City Extreme

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.

youtube video 2011 Monticello Photo show



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Monticello, MN 55362


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