Calling all photographers! James City County’s Rural Economic Development Committee is sponsoring a contest for photographers to show how they think about rural in new and creative ways. Winning photographs will be featured in an exhibit at Legacy Hall in Sept. 10-12 as part of Williamsburg Fall Arts.
Photograph entries must fit into one of 10 categories:
• Farms & Working Lands
• Rivers, Waterways & Farm Ponds
• Native Flora & Fauna
• Farm Animals & Wildlife
• Farm Equipment
• Rural Recreation
• Rural Lifestyle
• Rural Routes
• Ugly Produce
• Tremendous Timber
Photographs must be taken in James City County and both amateur and professional work will be accepted. Photographs must be original and not copyrighted and will become the property of the County upon submission. Files must be 5 MB or higher with 300 dpi, but not exceed 10 MB.
Entries must be submitted by July 15. One winner and one runner-up will be selected in each of the 10 categories. Winners will be notified by Aug. 15.
All photos must be submitted via firstname.lastname@example.org and follow the contest guidelines and include entry forms.
For specific rules, guidelines and entry forms including personal and minor release forms, please visit yesjamescitycountyva.com/rural-photo.
This contest is sponsored by the Rural Economic Development Committee (REDC) of James City County. The REDC seeks to identify, encourage and promote rural, natural resource-based businesses in James City County which derive value from the land, water, culture and history, to diversify the tax base, generate revenues and jobs for James City County and provide viable economic alternatives to suburban development land conversion for rural land owners.
Media Contact: Russell Seymour, Director, Economic Development