Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Blog Guelph: Sharing online pics for prizes; third annual guelPhonography contest now open

The church and the museum
The church and the museum, by Kim Lawrence

Between now and Friday, August 22, Guelphites are encouraged to capture and share the city’s personality as part of a fun, community-based art project.

The third annual guelPhonography community photo contest is now open;
inviting people to get creative and explore Guelph in new ways by taking and sharing pictures using their smart phones. 

People can submit up to three entries online at guelphonography.ca. Each photo can be entered in one of three categories: Visit Guelph, Downtown Guelph, and Guelphlandia.

Local “phonographers” Kim Lawrence, Marshall Bell, Jen Rafter, Kelly Hughes and Stacey Hare will choose 20 online entries to be exhibited at the Guelph Civic Museum during Culture Days, September 26-28. Then, the whole exhibit moves to Atmosphere café + etc. in downtown Guelph until the end of November. Thanks to contest sponsors Photo Media Décor, artists get to keep their printed pieces. 
Prizes will be awarded for each category, and a grand prize will be awarded for the best shot in the show. Full contest rules and details are posted at guelphonography.ca.

New for 2014 – guelPhonography mini-challenges

Not every shot can be a winner, but that shouldn’t stop people from getting out, shooting and sharing what they love about Guelph. Four week-long mini-challenges let Guelphites experiment with new and different apps and photo editing techniques. The shot with the most likes, or favourites for the week wins a wee prize! Be sure to use the hash tag listed 
  • July 21-27, #Guelphie: a selfie showing you somewhere in Guelph. If you also tag #SGPhoto, your #guelphie will be critiqued by Nick Montgomery of Sharp Goat Photography for this week's SG Photo Challenge!
  • July 28-August 3, #GuelphStreetStories: a shot of your ‘hood, or a street scene
  • August 4-10, #GuelphGoodEats: a pic of what you eat or where you eat it 
  • August 11-17, #GuelphAlteredState: a pic of anything that’s been edited or altered in some way on your phone.
Guelphites can join in the fun by sharing great Guelph shots anytime using #guelphonography on Twitter, InstagramFacebook, or Google+.

No comments:

For more great Guelph photos, try these links:

Downtown Guelph, University of Guelph, The Guelph Hillside Festival or The Guelph Lake Conservation Area.

On the other hand, you may be curious about what the City of Guelph looked like last October or maybe Spring.

Indeed you may be the type that would love to wade through our deep and refreshing archives. There are over 5,000 terrific Guelph photos, taken by a growing tribe of fantastic photographers, currently available for your viewing pleasure. Check out the Blog Guelph archives located 'back up there' and appropriately titled: Blog Guelph Archives.