I Love South Amboy – Dowdell Library’s Centennial Photo Contest

The Dowdell Library of South Amboy would like to invite photographers to enter its I Love South Amboy Digital Photo Contest. The contest is open to all photographers at least 18 years of age. The library is looking for striking digital images to celebrate South Amboy; photos should highlight South Amboy’s unique architecture, places, shoreline, etc.

All images must be submitted via email to comments@dowdell.org. Photo captions must accompany all submissions, and should include the subject of the image, the location the image was taken, as well as the name of the photographer(s). Include your full name, email, telephone number, city of residence, and other information about the photo submission. Photographers may request to have their digital photograph displayed as “Anonymous.” To ensure eligibility, all entries should be submitted electronically in high resolution.

Images will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. The Judges will consist of a panel of professional photographers as well as those familiar with photography. All decisions made by the Judges are final.

Entry forms are available at www.dowdell.org and at the library. Online entries can be emailed to comments@dowdell.org starting October 10, 2014. Deadline for entries is Friday, November 21st. The library reserves the right to adjust deadlines for causes beyond its control.

The Grand Prize Winner and Runner Up will be announced at the end of November. The judging panel will select approximately 50 photos for Finalists and Honorable Mentions. Photos will be electronically displayed in December.

For more information, contact the Dowdell Library of South Amboy at 732-721-6060 or comments@dowdell.org.

Postcard Contest

Create your own picture postcard at the Dowdell Library!!

The postcard could be of your favorite spot on  the globe or you can do a Global Spin !!!!

Use our supplies or bring in your own to create that picture perfect postcard for your chance to WIN A PRIZE !!

Participants should have postcards completed by August 19.

0-3  Summer Tot
4-7  Backyard Buddy
8-11 World Traveler

Augmented Reality Contest

Dowdell Reality makes use of your cellular phone or digital camera by augmenting a real world photo.

Choose an environment of interest such as a particular culture or country.

A restaurant location may be chosen from the list on the back of the flyer or use a restaurant of your choice.

Send your photos to the library email at comments@dowdell.org

Kids 9-17 years of age can enter and photos must be submitted by August 19.  Winners will be announced at the Bach to Rock Program on August 22.

There will be 3 PRIZES given away