CG Main Library

Casa Grande Main Library Wednesday Jan. 3, 2018.

CASA GRANDE — “COVID Through the Eyes of Casa Grande” is the theme of a photography contest being sponsored by the Casa Grande Library.

“We’re encouraging folks to mine their phone and digital cameras for snaps from the last year,” said Deanna Davis, adult services librarian. “We’re looking for candid and raw. It’s been a year, but I’m glad there seems to be a light at the end of the tunnel now.”

The contest is open to all amateur photographers who live in Casa Grande. People of all ages may enter.

Each participant may enter up to five photos in any of the competition’s five categories:

  • Joys and Struggles, such as running with pets or pandemic projects
  • First Responders and Health Care Workers
  • Milestones, such as baby’s first step or high school graduation
  • New Normal, such as students in a virtual learning setting, family game night or masks
  • Still Life, such as boarded-up local stores or empty toilet paper shelves with no humans or animals in the picture

Photos entered in the competition must have been taken between March 1, 2020, and March 31, 2021.

Competition entries must be submitted by April 16 in a JPEG format not exceeding 20 MB each.

Submissions may be emailed to: cgpubliclibrary@gmail.com.

Each entry must include the name of the photographer, address, phone number, title of photograph and a one- to five-sentence backstory of the photo.

Photos will be judged on quality, creativity and emotional impact as it relates to the category and overall theme.

Five photos will be selected for each category to be displayed at the Casa Grande Art Museum in late April, after which photos will tour the Casa Grande libraries and City Hall.

The name of the photographer and title of each photo will be displayed along with the description of the photo provided by the photographer.

Those entering the competition must allow the photo to be used to promote and publicize future library photo contests.

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Melissa St. Aude is the Arts & Entertainment editor at PinalCentral. She can be reached at mstaude@pinalcentral.com.