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Deadline for entries for MacNider Photo Show is near

MacNider Art Museum
MacNider Art Museum

MASON CITY – All residents of Cerro Gordo County, high school age and over, and any student registered at NIACC (North Iowa Area Community College) for the spring or summer semesters of 2013, are invited to submit photographs for consideration for the 33rd Annual Cerro Gordo Photography Competition sponsored by the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s Safford and Lena Lock Photo Endowment Fund.

A total of three entries may be submitted by each artist in the form of small jpegs. If e-mailing entries, please send your completed paper entry form by mail to the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum – 303 Second St. SE – Mason City, IA 50401. All photographs are to be original, by the entering artist, completed since January 2010, and not previously entered into the Photo Show. Do not submit the actual artwork for jury.

Panelists from within the community will select the photographs for the exhibition and the awards. Three cash award winners will be selected. $150 will go to the entry named Best in Show, $100 will be given as Second Award, with $50 for Third Award.

The postmark deadline for entries for the exhibition is Monday, April 1. The selected exhibition will be on display from May 3 through July 13, 2013. A special opening reception will be held Thursday, May 9, starting at 6 p.m. Awards will be announced at 6:30 p.m. Admission to the reception and exhibition is free and open to the public and all are invited.

The competition is intended to serve many purposes: to promote interest in photography as art, to stimulate greater levels of quality and creativity in photography, to share examples of area work with the public, and to provide a forum for area artists.

Photo Show rules and the entry form can be downloaded from the Charles H. MacNider Art Museum’s website at (upcoming exhibitions) or you can stop by the Museum and pick up a paper entry form. If you have any questions or would like more information please call Mara at 421-3666.

2012 Photo Show Best in Show award winner:
Harsha Jayawardena of Mason City, Autumn Stream, Digital Photograph.

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