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City announces community photo contest

January 31, 2017

Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest, kicks-off on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 as Bristol begins a year-long call for photo entries in twelve different sessions during the next twelve months as a means of collecting and sharing images of our community. This is the second time the City of Bristol has held the photo contest. “This project is one that anybody can participate in. The Paper Windows project was introduced in 2012 and was a tremendous success with well over 100 entries. Paper Windows is not an annual project, it is only re-introduced once every 4 years for competition,” Said Terrie Talbert, Director of the Office of Community Relations.

The project intends to collect photos of the people of Bristol, the downtown area, as well as nature and wildlife scenes showcasing our community. Each session will carry a theme and will last approximately 30 days. Entries must be submitted before the last day of each session. The first theme “Hidden Hearts” begins on February 1 and ends on February 21, 2017.

Amateurs and professionals, young and old are encouraged to enter. Photographers are welcome to use any type of camera, including Smartphones. Entries will only be accepted in digital format and must be submitted through the City’s website by the last day of each session. Judging will be conducted by a panel of judges with backgrounds in the arts. Rules, entry and release forms are available online at www.bristoltn.org by clicking on the Paper Windows tab on the home page. Parents or guardians must submit entries and release forms for entrants younger than 18 years.

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners will be announced during each session, with an over-all winner at the end of the year-long contest. The top three winners in each session will be featured on the City’s website and social media pages.

For more information on the project contact Terrie Talbert at tsmith-talbert@bristoltn.org or call 423-764-4171.