Camera bugs and photography novices of all ages are invited to enter a photography contest at Marshall Public Library in July. This contest is one of many upcoming events relating to the Smithsonian Institution Traveling Exhibition, “The Way We Worked”, which will be on display at Marshall Public Library from November 19th through December 31st. Elizabeth McConchie of Studio E Photography is generously sponsoring the contest and encourages everyone to enter!
Photograph scenes or items that depict something having to do with the “World of Work”. Consider subjects or themes relating to “Dirty jobs”, “In the Office”, “On the Farm”, “Who’s the Boss?”, “The Great Outdoors”, “Slaving in the Sun”, “On the Home Front”, “Factory Fun”, “Toiling with Toddlers”, or anything else that relates to WORK! Entries will be accepted from July 25th through July 30th, at 5:00 PM at the library during regular library hours. Photos must be 8” x 10” or larger, either matted or framed, and may be either color or black and white. Entrant must be a resident of Clark County. An entry form, which is available at the library, must accompany each photograph. Do not put your name on the photograph. Photos will remain on display in the library until August 31st and must be picked up by September 3rd. The library is located at 612 Archer Avenue, in Marshall.
Categories for judging are Age 12 and younger, Ages 13-18 years, and Adult, plus “People’s Choice”. Anyone may vote for the “People’s Choice” winner one time by August 5th at 5:00 PM. Entries will be judged and announced on August 5th. The winner in each category will receive a one hour mini-photography workshop with a professional photographer, plus a book placed in the library in their honor. The People’s Choice winner will receive a free family photo session and one 8” x10” photo.
“The Way We Worked”, an exhibition created by the National Archives, is part of Museum on Main Street, a collaboration between the Smithsonian Intuition and the Illinois Humanities Council. Support for Museum on Main Street has been provided by the United States Congress.