“We’re really excited to have a new event,” said Brittany Spencer, Farragut Special Event and Program coordinator. “It will be one of the first things in our new facility (Farragut Community Center, 239 Jamestowne Blvd.).
“We are doing some pushes on social media (and other sources) also,” she added.
The show will take place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 21, and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Community Center, with a reception for photographers from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 21.
While there is a fee to enter the competition, Spencer said there is no admission fee to attend the show.
“I hope people will get excited about it and come see all these new photos in our new building,” she said. “There will be lots of space, so I don’t think we would need to eliminate any photos.
“The chances of winning a prize are really, really good,” she added.
There are four categories in the photography competition: Living things, which includes people, animals and nature; Farragut, which must be taken within Town limits; structures and architecture; and junior for entrants 18 and younger.
“We do have prizes for the show,” Spencer said, noting there is a first-, second- and third place award in each category and a Best in Show.
The Best in Show prize is $250 while each first-place prize is $200; second place in each category is $125 and each third place is $75.
“I think it’s cool that we have a junior category just for kids to have a chance to win a prize,” she added.
Spencer said entrants may submit up to five pieces for a fee of $15 each, with a maximum of $50.
“They can apply either by mail; in person at Farragut Town Hall, 11408 Municipal Center Drive, Farragut, TN37934; or online at www.townoffarragut.org/register, whatever’s easiest for them,” she said, adding entries are not limited to Farragut residents so “anyone can enter.”
The deadline to enter is 5 p.m., Friday, Feb. 14. Rules are available online on the Town’s website, Spencer said.
For more information about the show, contact Spencer at 865-966-7057 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sponsored by Town of Farragut’s Arts and Beautification Committee, the show sprang from Arts and Beautification Committee member Diane Duncan.
The show ties in with the Town’s three-year rotating schedule of events, which included a quilt show.
“Last year, we had the Pleasant Forest Cemetery event,” she said. “This is a new part of that rotating arts and cultural schedule.”
The committee also has sponsored an arts and flower show and other art-centric events, Spencer added.