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Take Your Best Shot!  Youth TYBS-Website-IconDigital Photo Contest

Contest Information

The Musée Héritage Museum is having its fourth annual youth photo contest!  This year the theme is Shape Search, so we’re asking youth to take a picture of something with an interesting shape – you can choose tiny shapes, huge shapes, man-made shapes or natural shapes.

A jury will choose 12 photos from each age group to be exhibited at the Museum, and on our website.  Winning entries will be displayed at the Musée Héritage Museum from November 21 – January 18, 2015.  A special reception and prize presentation will be held on December 4th from 6 – 9 pm.  Entries will be divided into three groups:

  • Grades 3-6
  • Grades 7-9
  • Grades 10-12

The top three photos in each age group will receive gift certificates from McBain Camera:

  • First place: $200
  • Second place: $150
  • Third place: $100

Entries will be judged on:

  • choice of subject
  • creativity
  • quality of photo
  • written description

Deadline for submissions is October 14, 2014

Winners will be notified by November 7, 2014

Special display!

For up-and-coming photographers Grade 2 or under, we will be having a special display in our Discovery Room. Send your photos to Tori: [email protected]. We’ll put your pictures up!

How to Enter

Only one entry per person is permitted.

  1. Take a digital photo of something with an interesting shape – you can choose tiny shapes, huge shapes, man-made shapes or natural shapes. Look for great shapes anywhere in your surroundings.
  2. Write one paragraph to tell us what the picture is of and why you chose to photograph it. (Maximum 75 words – space is provided on the entry form)
  3. Fill out an entry form with permissions, along with your written paragraph available here: TYBS Permission Form
  4. Email a .jpeg copy of your photograph to [email protected]

Be sure to include a copy of your jpeg. file, and the completed entry form with necessary permissions (see entry form above).

  • Make sure that your file is no less than 4MB so that we can print a good copy!
  • Files up to 7MB can be sent by email. Larger files may be burned onto a CD or DVD and dropped off in person at the Musée Héritage Museum.
  • Printed entry forms will also be accepted.
  • Cropping is acceptable as are minor colour and exposure corrections. Any other changes to the original photograph not listed here will make the photograph ineligible.

Please note, immediate family members of Arts and Heritage Foundation staff are not eligible to enter the contest.

At the completion of the contest and exhibition, the Musée Héritage Museum will dispose of electronic jpeg copies, CDs, DVDs and entry forms. Printed exhibition photos can be picked up for you to keep.

If you have any questions please call the Musée Héritage Museum at: 780-459-1528 or email [email protected].

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