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High school photo contest launched by Cape Cod photography center

Great Pond, Truro, Ma.
Great Pond, Truro, Ma.Credit: Doug Most

High school shutterbugs, get clicking.

Photography Center of Cape Cod is challenging teens to pick up their cameras and enter the program’s photo competition. The photography center, which is part of the Cape Cod Art Association, will award the grand prize winner camera equipment from Hunt’s Photo and Video and $500 in cash. The competition is open to Massachusetts students in grades nine through 12. The deadline is March 11, 2013.

Roberta Miller, executive director of the Cape Cod Art Association, said the competition continues the center’s efforts to encourage young people’s interest in photography.

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“Typically we have a high school art show every year in our gallery. We love working with that population,” she said. “The skill will follow them onto college and beyond.”

The competition is sponsored by Hunt’s and the Massachusetts Cultural Council. Pulitzer Prize-winning Boston Globe photographer Stan Grossfeld will sit on a jury that also features Francine Weiss from the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University and Henry Horenstein, a professor at Rhode Island School of Design.

In addition to the grand prize winner, the jury will name a first prize, second prize, and honorable mention in four categories: “Black and White,” “Colorful Personalities,” “On the Streets Where You Live,” and “Action Packed.”

All winners will be awarded cash prizes. They will also be featured in an online exhibit and in a book printed by the center. The grand prize winner will have their photo grace the book’s cover, and first prize winners will get copies of the book.

“We hope it’s going to be a longstanding tradition with us if we get a great result,” Miller said.

For more information or to make a submission, visit www.photographycenterofcapecod.org.

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