The Worcester Cultural Commission and the Worcester Photography Center got together to bring you the “Art in the Park Photo Contest.” There were many events and happenings surrounding this years Art in the Park. Photographers from all over New England helped capture these fun events and and sculptures and then shared the images with the Worcester Cultural Commission. There were some very impressive pieces in the park this year and the photographers really did show them off with their photographic creativity. This was the perfect challenge for a photo contest.
Last night the photographers and judges all meet at the Worcester Art Museum to look over the photos that were submitted to the Art in the Park Photo Contest. The 5 Judges (note: they were: Deb McNamara, Chair Worcester Cultural Commission, Helen Beaumont, Marketing and Business Advisor, Alex Dunn, Worcester Art Museum, Cyrus Lipsitt, Art in the Park Committee Member, Claire Forgues, Local Business Owner) had a very difficult time deciding on the winners of the contest. But after much deliberation and many enthusiastic comments the group finally decided on the 5 winners. There were 5 Categories for folks to be judged in.
The contests categories were:
The subject matter is the Art Work in Elm Park, but these are the categories folks could submit images into for the contest:
· The Art Itself: Images of the art visibly identified within the context of Elm Park
· Interaction: Public’s reaction to or interaction with the sculptures
· Daily Life: Sculpture as a backdrop to daily life in Elm Park
· The Events: Many events were held in the park with the Sculptures as the centerpieces
Each Category Winner received a prize bag containing an Award Certificate, Joyce Tenneson Book: Amazing Men, A Worcester Art Museum Photography Show Catalog, a portfolio box from Archival Methods, among other things. There was one Grand Prize Winner that was awarded all of this as well as a very generous Gift Certificate for LB Wheaton’s Camera Store on Park Ave in Worcester.
So- Let’s show off the winning photos!
You can see all the entries to the contest at :http://www.flickr.com/groups/artparkphotocontest09/
Please take a look and we welcome comments!