VALDOSTA – Voting opens for the 15th annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest for nearly 93 photos being displayed at the Turner Center.
Nearly 93 photos are displayed at the Annette Howell Turner Center for the Arts in the Tillman Gallery for the 15th annual Valdosta People’s Choice Photo Contest.
The City of Valdosta partnered with the Annette Howell Turner Center to host the opening reception for the 15th Annual Valdosta People’s Choice photo contest on Monday, June 12, 2023, sponsored by Coleman Talley, LLC.
Professional and amateur photographers were encouraged to capture the beauty of life in Valdosta through their lenses and display the uniqueness of our community. All featured submissions were taken within Lowndes County and the City of Valdosta.
Voting will run through July 19; the public can view the photos displayed on their respective canvas and vote on their favorite submissions. The Turner Center for the Arts is open to visiting these works of art on Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Contest winners will be announced at the 15th Anniversary Awards Reception at the Arts Center on Monday, July 24, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. A $300 cash prize will be awarded for first place, $200 for second place, and $100 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.
The photographs will remain displayed in the Tillman Gallery through Wednesday, July 24. At that 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.