The Lake Arts Council and the Lake Area Camera Club present Photo Quest 2018.

The Lake Arts Council and the Lake Area Camera Club present Photo Quest 2018.

Taking place annually for more than a decade and receiving more than 150 entries in past years, this photography contest and exhibit gives amateur photographers, who earn less and $500 per year from photography (excluding contest winnings) an opportunity to exhibit their art and receive recognition for their work.

The contest is open to anyone 17 years of age and older.  Prizes will be awarded in cash and ribbons to Best of Show; first place in each category; second place in each category; and third place and honorable mentions receive ribbons. The categories for this year are:  Wildlife and Nature; Abstracts and Story Telling; Landscapes and Scenics; Still Life and Florals; and Architecture and Machines.  The deadline for entries is July 27th (Friday) at 1pm at the Council Office located at Stone Crest Mall, Osage Beach.

Three judges, who are in no way connected to the Council or Camera Club, will award winners.  An awards ceremony will be held at 5:30 on August 11th at Stone Crest Mall.  Following the ceremony all photos will be on exhibit from August 11-25 and available for pick up after August 29th. 

Winning photos will be on display from September 4th thru October 27th on the Council Exhibit Wall.

Entry forms and judging and full submission guidelines may be downloaded at artsatthelake.com under Calendar or at lakeareacameraclub.org under Files -Forms or by calling or visiting the Lake Arts Council Office from 9am-1pm M-F' The Lake Area Camera Club meets at 7pm every second Tuesday of the month at Central Bank located in front of Hy Vee on Osage Beach Prwy.  A demonstration on how to properly mount photos on foam board will be give at the July 10th meeting.

For more information call the Lake Arts Council Office at 573-964-6366.