County Fair reframes photo contest

Tulare County’s Information & Communications Technology Department (TCiCT) is partnering with the Tulare County Fair to put on a digital photography contest.

The purpose of the contest is to ask the public to help showcase the beauty of Tulare County in a variety of ways.

“We are excited to partner with the County of Tulare on this exciting project,” said Geoff Hinds, CEO of the Tulare County Fair. “The creation of this digital photography division, and the methods we will utilize to showcase these works, is an exciting step for this fair.”

There will be seven different classes of photography: Animal, Barn, Landscape, Photojournalism, Sunrise/Sunset, Events in Tulare County, and Images of Tulare County.

“We are excited to discover local talents and are looking forward to seeing many artists and photographers enter the contest,” said Peg Yeates, TCiCT Director. The Digital Photography of Tulare County contest will be held in the Division 119 of the Tulare County Fair. Digital entries must be put on a disc and images should be a resolution of 800×600 pixels and have a maximum file size of 4 megabytes. The photographs must be taken in Tulare County.

All entry forms must be postmarked no later than Friday, Aug. 24. If you are hand-delivering your form it must be in the Fair Administration office no later than 6 p.m. on Aug.24. Entries should be mailed to: Tulare County Fair, 215 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave., Tulare, CA 93274.

The Best of Show photograph will be awarded a Rosette & $10, 1st place $5, 2nd place $3, and 3rd place a ribbon. Cash awards will be offered per class.

The Best of Show in each class will be recognized at a Board of Supervisors meeting and featured on the Tulare County website The photographs will be displayed at the fair from Sept. 12-16.

For more information about the exhibit you can contact the Tulare County Fair at (559) 686-4707.

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