2013 Putnam County Fair; photograph by Ty Kernea

Saturday, August 1 — Putnam County Fair Photography Competition

Title banner photograph by Ty Kernea.  ©2013 Herald-Citizen; all rights reserved.

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Amateur “Best-Of-Show” 2014 by Maria Jones

All Putnam County residents are invited . . . no, encouraged to enter photographs in the annual fair contest.  Although there are two photo categories for professional photographers and three categories for Cookeville Camera Club members, seventeen categories are reserved for amateur photographers.

The Cookeville Camera Club has engaged local professional photographers to judge entries and award 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place ribbons and prize money for each category.  A best-of-show for all amateur categories will also be awarded.

Amateur Categories:
  1. Landscape
  2. Waterscape
  3. Buildings / architecture
  4. Tells a story / photojournalism
  5. Sports/action
  6. People
  7. Selfies   new this year!
  8. Pets
  9. Wildlife
  10. Insects
  11. Macro / Close-up
  12. Flowers, plants, trees
  13. Farm life
  14. Historic Tennessee
  15. Putnam County Fair
  16. Open (any subject)
  17. Salon (any subject)   special photo mounting required

This year, the number of entries per participant has been increased from five to seven in categories 1 – 16, and from one to two in category 17!

For important and complete contest rules, go to the fair website, putnamcountyfair.org and read or download the fair book for Department 6 – Photography.  Also, you must register and have an exhibitor number and barcodes for your photographs.  Details are also in the fair book under, “General Rules, Regulations, Information“.