BHS holding photography roundup

Published 2:15 pm Tuesday, March 10, 2009

When you think of Bainbridge, Attapulgus, Climax, Brinson, Eldorendo, Faceville and all parts in between, what do you see?

Do you see agricultural scenes, buildings, bridges, canopy roads, plantations, rivers, creeks and lakes, oak trees, gorgeous landscapes, wildlife or specific landmarks?

Bainbridge High School is seeking photographs representative of Bainbridge and Decatur County that can be enlarged and hung in their new facility as both art and a reflection of history, culture and community.

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Unlike most contests, this one has no prize other than the chance to have your photograph selected as representative of our towns, enlarged and reproduced on canvas, and displayed for students, faculty and guests.

If you are not a photographer but are interested in promoting the arts or helping to celebrate the completion of our high school’s facility, you can sponsor a canvas.

Costs for larger canvases will run $160 for a 3-by-3-foot canvas and $210 for a 4-by-3-foot canvas. As photographs are selected and paired with a location in the school, smaller or larger canvas sizes may be available for sponsorship. Production costs are approximately $17.50 per square foot. If you are interested in sponsorship, contact Renee Wooten at BHS for details on making your tax-deductible donation.

Individuals 18 years of age or older, or younger than 18 years of age with parental consent, may submit up to six entries. Entries can be made in one of three ways: e-mail, CD or hard copy. E-mails and CDs should contain original unedited quality images, if possible, submitted with the highest resolution available (at least 300 dots per inch). CDs and hard copies may be mailed or brought to the school at 1301 E. College St., Bainbridge, GA 39819, ATTN: Tommie Howell.

After scanning or photographing, hard copies will be available for pick up. CDs and e-mailed images will not be returned. If sending images via e-mail, files should be in JPEG or .jpg format and e-mailed to or uploaded to the password is bearcat. E-mails with attachments that exceed nine mega bites will need to be sent separately. The acceptance period begins immediately.

By entering a photo an entrant is certifying that the image is original and that he/she owns the copyright of the photos. The entrant further gives permission for all photos entered to be used in accordance with the official rules and terms outlined in this document.

In the official rules, by entering the contest, all entrants grant irrevocable perpetual non-exclusive license to authorized parties to reproduce, display and create derivative works of the entries (along with name credit). The Authorized Parties reserve the right to verify the validity and originality of any entry and/or entrant (including an entrant’s identity and address) and to disqualify any entrant who submits an entry that is not in accordance with these official rules.

The authorized parties will select photographs that best represent Bainbridge and Decatur County. Photographs will be enlarged, may be cropped or edited, and will be reproduced on canvases to be hung in the school.