October 5, 6 & 7, 2012
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Got Photos? At the photography exhibit upstairs at the Old School, you can see hundreds of photographs entered in this judged show (more than $1,000 in prizes are awarded) by some of the region’s most talented photographers. Landscapes, animals, photojournalism, and still life are some of the categories of the framed works you can admire (and purchase).If you wish to enter next year, send us an email and we’ll put you on the list.
Sunny Reynolds was educated at Syracuse University and George Washington University. She has participated in professional workshops in the United States and Europe, including the International Photographic Workshop in Arles, France. Nikon’s international contest, with more than 38,000 entries from all over the world, honored Ms. Reynolds as one of the 35 winners. Today, she teaches photography, owns a photography gallery in Warrenton, Virginia, and leads adventure travel tours through her company Biotreck Adventure Travels, LLC.
Alan Fisher managed galleries in Washington, D.C., owned a gallery in Rochester, New York, and since returning to teaching, has developed a highly successful digital photography program. His affection for black and white photography and alternative process images remains, and he steps back into a darkroom whenever possible. Mr. Fisher recently retired and looks forward to spending his time shooting and teaching.
The Photography Exhibit is a judged exhibit of framed photographs. Entries are not juried in advance, but entry forms must be obtained from the Waterford Foundation and completed before photographs are delivered for the Exhibit. Send us a request for an entry form along with your mailing address by email , or snail mail (P.O. Box 142, Waterford, Virginia 20197) or telephone us with your request (540.882.3018, ext. 114).
Individuals who entered the Photography Exhibit in the past three years, or who have already requested an application, will automatically receive the Photography Exhibit Prospectus in July. Additional requests may be submitted before September 1 to the Waterford Foundation at 540 882-3018, ext. 114 or by email.
All categories include both black & white and color.
|Creative and ExpressivePhotojournalism
Historic American Building
Waterford Fair/Waterford Scene
Best Loudoun Photograph
Entries in the Photojournalism, Historic American Building, and Best Loudoun Photograph categories must represent the scene without addition or removal of any details.
A $500 cash award is given by Leesburg Today for Best Loudoun Photograph, which may be in black and white or color and must have been taken in the past two years, and be a minimum of 8” x 10.” Entries must indicate the location of the image portrayed. Entries from previous contests will not be accepted. The winning entry becomes the property of Leesburg Today; the entrant reserves reproduction rights and may provide a substitute frame.
Commemorating the 40th anniversary of the State Scenic River Act, the Catoctin Creek category is sponsored by the Friends of Catoctin Creek, who will purchase the winning entry for $250. Photographs of Catoctin Creek or Goose Creek will be accepted; entries must indicate location on the back of the photograph. Subjects to be considered include the history, flora and fauna, and recreational uses of the creek.
How to Enter
Two photographs may be entered for judging; three, if one is in the Best Loudoun Photograph category. Entries must be labeled to be hung in the correct category. All photographs submitted for judging must be framed, with screw eyes and wires (no sawtooth hangers). Names or signatures on photographs must be covered; masking tape is acceptable.
The entry fee is $15 for one entry or $30 for two; there is no additional fee for a third entry for the Best Loudoun Photograph category. Each photographer will receive one 3-day Exhibitor Ticket to the Waterford Fair.
A 25% commission is charged on all work sold. At the exhibitor’s request, work submitted for judging may be withheld from sale. Photographers entering the judged exhibit may provide additional work for sale, including matted prints and a limited number of framed photographs. Display units must be provided by the exhibitor for matted prints.
Delivery and Removal
Photographs must be delivered to the second floor of the Old School (40222 Fairfax Street, Waterford) on Friday. September 28, or Saturday, September 29, between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Unsold work must be picked up on Sunday, October 7, between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. or on Monday, October 8, between 10 a.m. and noon.
The Waterford Foundation reserves the right to reject any entry.
The utmost care will be taken of all work submitted. However, Waterford Foundation, Inc., is not responsible for loss or damage and assumes no liability for works not collected on the specified dates. All work is entered at the owner’s risk.
All photographs submitted for judging must be framed and ready to hang, with screw eyes and wires attached. No saw tooth hangers, please.
As in previous years, there is no limit to the size of the framed photos you may enter; however, because space is limited, please select your entries accordingly.
Entry Forms and Labels
Completed entry forms (see above) must be submitted with photographs at time of delivery. Please fill out in black ink two official labels for each photograph. Entries must be properly labeled to be hung in the correct category.
At exhibitor’s request, judged work may be withheld from sale. A limited number of additional framed photos may be submitted for sale to be hung as space allows. Display units must be provided by the exhibitor for the sale of matted prints. All non-judged work must be for sale.
Two photographs may be entered for judging; three, if one of them is in the Best Loudoun Photograph category. Names or signatures on photographs must be covered. Masking tape is acceptable; it will be removed after judging.