Sunday, April 23, 2006

Calling all Photographers, Project Elgin 1440

Project Elgin 1440 is calling on all photographers, amateur and professional, to document a single day in the life of Elgin on Tuesday, May 2.

In the attempt to capture the essence of life in Elgin, project Elgin 1440 seeks to exhibit photographs which will be taken from midnight to midnight on May 2nd within the city of Elgin. Photos will be publicly displayed in the city of Elgin.

The photos are on display until July 10th at the Gail Borden Public Library, 270 N. Grove.

Who may submit photographs?
Photographers 14 years and up.

What types of photographs are eligible for display?
You may submit any photographs of people, places, things or events taken in Elgin. We want the photographs to represent the essence of Elgin. We want your personal vision of Elgin. Photos must be suitable for public exhibition.

What format should the photographs be in?
Photographs may be either black and white or color. Prints must be no smaller than 8 x 10 inches and no larger than 11 x 14 inches. They must be matted or mounted on white card stock. Prints should be sent of digital files. Photos should not have been substantially manipulated.

What information should be provided with the photo?
On a label attached to the back of the photo, state the name, address and telephone number of the photographer. It must also include the location and exact time the photograph was taken. Any additional information about the photograph would be helpful.

How many photographs can be submitted?
You may submit no more than five (5) photographs.

When is the deadline?
No later than Monday, May 15 by 5:00 pm

Where do I send the photos?
Gil Feliciano
City of Elgin
150 Dexter Ct.
Elgin, IL 60120
Photos may also be delivered to City Hall.

Photos will not be returned. They will remain the sole property of the City of Elgin with all rights hereunto.

Any further questions may be directly addressed to
Gil Feliciano at 847-931-6019 or via email.

Links to other articles:
Courier News
Points of Life blog
Fox Valley Arts Council

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