West Overton Village and Museum welcomes photo views
By Marilyn Forbes
Published: Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013, 8:05 p.m.
A photograph can depict an area or a feature in an entirely different light, and that is exactly what the folks at the West Overton Village & Museums hope to accomplish with their first photography contest, now through Aug. 31.
“We see the village all the time, and I am looking forward to seeing it through someone else's eyes,” said Brian Corcoran, president of the West Overton Village & Museums board of directors. “I think it will be really interesting to see the photographs that people come up with, and I am looking forward to it.”
The contest will offer visitors the experience of looking at the buildings, gardens, and museums of the village for different angles, shots and perspectives.
The contest is open to anyone in the area who would like to submit photos for consideration, but only photos taken on the grounds of the village will be accepted.
“We are always looking at different ways to get the public involved,” West Overton Village & Museums managing director Jessica Kadie-Barclay said. “There are so many great opportunities here for some wonderful photographs. They can be taken outside on the grounds or inside. I would think that the opportunities are about endless.”
Those interested can submit as many photos of West Overton as they like, but only one entry can be submitted per registration form.
Only color images will be accepted and those must be digital.
Photographs will be displayed at a reception that is being planned for early fall, and the winning entries will be announced that evening.
“We are thinking that a contest like this could not only bring in members of our local communities but might also attract people from out of our area who have never been here.” Kadie-Barclay said. “Our goal is to bring as many visitors here as we can to enjoy the wonderful piece of history that we have here at West Overton.”
All submitted photos will become the property of West Overton and some entries submitted may become part of the villages newsletter or other advertising and promotional publications.
If enough interest is shown in the contest, Kadie-Barclay said organizers are hoping to make it an annual event.
“This is something that we may like to do year after year,” Kadie-Barclay said. “From the gardens to the homestead, I really don't think that people will run out of ideas to get some great photos here.”
Forms for entry can be obtained by visiting the website at www.westovertonvillage.org.
Marilyn Forbes is a contibuting writer for Trib Total Media.
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