Residents have the chance to showcase their work and win prizes by entering the Hillsborough County Fair Photography/Mixed Media Photography Competition.

Residents of Hillsborough County are invited to submit entries for the 2018 Hillsborough County Fair Photography/Mixed Media Photography Competition. The Hillsborough County Fair will take place from Thursday, October 18 and 25 through Sunday, October 21 and 28. The fair is located at 215 Sydney Washer Rd. in Dover.

Both school aged and adults may enter. Participants can enter two pieces per class in photography (black and white, color and digital). Only one piece can be entered in mixed media photography.

Entry forms can be downloaded by visiting www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com. Completed forms can be emailed to Brenda Anderson at onemininut@gmail.vom or mailed to 1524 S. Wiggins Rd. Plant City, FL 33566. All entries must be hand delivered on either Saturday, October 13 between 10 a.m. 4 p.m. or on Monday, October 15 between 2 and 6 p.m.

Photographs must be 8″x10″ and must be matted on single weight white mat board. Finished size must be no bigger that 11″x14″. Mixed media/photography must contain two or more media in addition to photography. The entry must be framed and ready to hang using screw eyes and wire only.

Anderson said, “We have changed the mounting for the photographs to match the rules as used in the Florida State Fair. This will save time and money for those who wish to enter the Florida State Fair.”

Judging is based on visual impact, composition, quality and appeal. Photographs taken with film and processed in a darkroom will be judged on proper contrast and light control. No software maybe used to enhance photographs except to remove red eyes and to crop. All entrants must verify that all photographs were taken and all work done within the last 12 months.

Prizes will be awarded for Youth and Adult in each category. The Hillsborough County Fair Photography/Mixed Media Photography Competition is a great one for anyone who likes to take photographs regardless of age and skill level.

For informatio, visit www.hillsboroughcountyfair.com.