Sunday, May 3, 2015

Black Creek Arts Council and Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library Annual Photography Contest

8th Annual Carolinas Photography
Exhibit and Gallery Crawl

 Jim Boden, The Scream, 2014 Best of Show

Black Creek Arts Council and the Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library will be hosting their annual community photography contest and exhibit in June. Carolinas will debut at the Hartsville Library and the Black Creek Arts Center with an opening reception and gallery crawl on June 4th from 5:30-7:30pm.

To enter the contest, simply bring your photo(s) to Black Creek Arts Center or Hartsville Memorial Library between May 18th and May 29th. Three entries per person are allowed and the prices are: $15 for one entry, $25 for two and $30 for three. All pieces are to be show ready when submitted. Amateur and professional photographers of all ages who live, work or create in Darlington County are invited to enter.

“One of the great aspects of this event is the exhibition of the community’s photographers. Also working with Hartsville Memorial Library and its staff is a great example of the area organizations working together to bring unique arts-related shows and programming to our community,” said Allison Pederson, Executive Director of Black Creek Arts Council.

Four Categories include:
“Anything Goes” - If your photograph is abstract or digitally manipulated…there are no limits
“Carolinas” - If you have taken a photo in the Carolinas (any size)
“Darlington County Travelers” - If your photo has been taken outside North or South Carolina “Photographers 18 and Under” - If you are 18 years of age or younger…anything goes

All photographs will be considered for Best of Show as well as entered into one of the categories listed above. Photographers choose their category. There will be one (1) winner with a cash award of $75 and two (2) honorable mentions for each of the categories and one (1) People’s Choice for each location. All winners will receive a ribbon.

This year’s event is sponsored by Sonoco Products Company and the winner of Best of Show will receive a cash award of $150 sponsored by the Darlington Photography Club. The Best of Show image will be also be used for the poster and all promotion for the following year’s Carolinas exhibit.

For more information, contact Black Creek Arts Center, 843-332-6234, Hartsville Memorial Library, 843-332-5115 ext 4 or email, or visit and go to the events tab.

The mission of Black Creek Arts Council is to promote and foster the Arts in Darlington County.  BCAC’s offices are located at 116 West College Avenue.  The Friends of Hartsville Memorial Library is a group dedicated to serving and providing for the patrons of the library through programming, events, and fundraisers.  The Hartsville Memorial Library is located at 147 West College Avenue.

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