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Updated: December 20, 2014

The Monticello Camera Club

Monticello, MN




Monticello Photo Show

Announcing the 12th ANNUAL MONTICELLO PHOTO SHOW coming March 14-15, 2015. Accepting submissions effective January 1, 2015. Check for rules and entry form below.

Our 2015 show is open to All Levels of Photographers and 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).

MONTICELLO PHOTO SHOW DATES/TIMES: Sat. (10-7) & Sun. (10-3), March 14-15, 2015

The show will be held in the banquet facilities (newly remodeled in 2014) at River City Extreme in Monticello, on School Street west of Hwy 25. Once again, the show is free to attend. Last year there were 135 photos entered by 46 photographers. There were 411 ballots completed by attendees and photos viewed by a few more people than that. Please consider entering your images for this year's show.

The 12 categories for 2015 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 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. Entries begin January 1 and are accepted through March 1 of each year. See the complete list of Photo Show Rules here.

Here is the link for the Photo Show Registration form for 2015. 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). You can write one check for all entries combined. You are responsible for providing self addressed stamped envelopes or other appropriate shipping if you wish to have your photo entries returned to you. See rules for full details.

2015 Photo Show Rules

2015 Photo Show Entry Form

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

We want to thank Culvers and Team Chiropractic for hosting our advertising signs for 2015. Note: as of this date, this has not been completely confirmed.

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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