With Arts & Entertainment Editor Kathy L. Collins

Photographers who live in Hillsborough County are invited to submit entries for the 2017 Hillsborough County Fair Photography/Mixed Media Photography Competition. The Hillsborough County Fair runs from October 19 to 22 and from October 26 to 29. The fair is held at 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover (east of Brandon on SR 60).

Youth entries can be submitted for the following divisions: Elementary first through fifth grade; Middle 6th grade through 8th; Secondary 9th through 12th grade. Adults who are 18 and older may also enter. Participants may enter two pieces per class in photography (black/white/color and digital) and one piece in mixed media photography.

The entry form can be downloaded at hillsboroughcountyfair.com (click on competition and then visual arts). Entry forms can be scanned and emailed to Brenda Anderson, Hillsborough County Fair Photography/Mixed Media Photography Competition Chairperson, at onemininut@gmail.com or mailed to 1524 S. Wiggins Rd., Plant City, FL 33566.

Photographs must be 8”x10” and must be mounted on standard 11”x14” white mounting board. Mixed media photography must be framed and ready to hang using screw eyes and wire only.

All work will be judged by highly qualified judges. Judging for photography is based upon visual impact, composition, quality and appeal.

All contestants must agree and sign that all of their photographs were taken and all work completed within the last 12 months. No work may be enhanced using digital software other than to remove red eye and crop.

Prizes will be awarded for Youth and Adult in each category. This is a great competition for anyone who likes to take photographs regardless of age and skill level. Everyone has the chance to win a ribbon.

For information, visit www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com.

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