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Entries accepted for Manteca Camera Club’s annual photo contest

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POSTED June 26, 2012 1:25 a.m.


Manteca (Calif.) Bulletin

The Manteca Camera Club is looking at a bigger picture this year.

The annual photography contest and show that it has been sponsoring for eight years in a row in cooperation with the camera clubs in Tracy and Stockton is adding new categories. The competition is not just for amateurs anymore. Professional photographers now have their own contest category, as well as young shutterbugs age 14 and younger.

Photo entries are being accepted today from 6 to 8 p.m., and on Thursday, June 28, at the same time in the Manteca Senior Center, 295 Cherry Lane, just behind the Civic Center.

There will be a free public viewing of the entries from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 30, and on Sunday, July 1. Visitors during the Saturday viewing are invited to cast their vote for the People’s Choice Award.

Some of the winning photos will be displayed at the Manteca Library during the month of August.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first-, second-, and first-place winners. The Best of Show will receive $40, with the People’s Choice winner receiving $25.

In the professional category, the awards will be $35, $25, and $15 for the first, second and third prizes, respectively. Prizes in the adult amateur contest will be $25, $20, and $15 for first, second and third, respectively. Winners in the children’s category will be $20, $15, and $10 for each first, second, and third prize given away.

Entry fees are $10 per entry for the professional division; $5 for each entry in the amateur adult category, and $2 per child’s entry.

Those who would like to submit entries for the photography contest can download a copy of the entry form visit the Manteca Camera Club website at More information about the competition can be found at

The purpose of the annual photo competition and show is to provide an avenue for camera club members to share their photographs with others in the general public and to demonstrate the benefits of being a club member. These benefits include workshops given during regular meetings on various aspects of photograph that will help photographers hone their skills.

The Manteca Camera Club was founded in the early 1980s by a small group of photography enthusiasts led by Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Kim Komenich and the late Clarese Anderson.

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