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Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest opens voting

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Voting opens for Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest

This year nearly 60 photos were submitted to the Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest, and are now on display at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in the Tillman Gallery.

The City of Valdosta partnered with the Annette Howell Turner Center to host the Opening Reception for the 12th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest on Monday, June 29, 2020. The contest is sponsored by Coleman Talley, LLC. Professional as well as amateur photographers were encouraged to capture the beauty of life in Valdosta through their lenses and display our truly unique community. All of the submissions featured were taken within Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta.

Voting will run through July 15th, the public is invited to view the photos displayed on their respective canvas, and vote on their favorite submissions. The Turner Center for the Arts is open for visitation of these works of art on Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Contest winners will be announced at the 12th Anniversary Awards Reception which will be held at the Arts Center on Monday, July 20, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A $300 cash prize will be awarded for first place, $200 cash prize for second place, and a $100 cash prize for third place from among the adult-submitted entries. In addition, five honorable mentions will also be selected.

The public will also vote on the first place photo for the youth contest (ages 16 and under) and one honorable mention. The youth first place winner will receive a $100 cash award.

All award winners and honorable mentions will have their works professional framed with an engraved nameplate. The photographs will remain on display in the Tillman Gallery through Wednesday, July 24, at which time they will become part of a traveling display that can be viewed from August until December 2020 in various communities.

For more information, call the Turner Center for the Arts at 229-247-2787 or the city’s Public Information Office at 229-259-3548.