YOUNGSTOWN -- The second annual CityScenes photography competition, co-sponsored by Youngstown State University and the Youngstown/Warren Regional Chamber, is accepting entries through Aug. 5.
This year's theme is "Places and Spaces" and emphasizes community pride. The competition is open to professional, nonprofessional and high school student photographers. College students may enter as non-professionals.
Winning entries will be displayed in the Rose Marie Smith Gallery on the second floor of Tod Hall from Sept. 15 until Sept. 1, 2006.
Entrants will be notified of results by mail during the week of Aug. 22.
This year's selection committee is looking for photographs that feature scenes of architecturally unique buildings and structures, skylines, nature or seasons.
The chamber is particularly interested in having access to positive images of the Mahoning Valley that can be used in promotional materials and sent to media outlets. Proper photo credit will be given for any photograph used in this way.
The first-prize award for professional entry is $1,000; for non-professional, $500; and student, $250.
In addition, a $500 purchase prize will be awarded for a photograph selected by YSU President David Sweet. The winning photograph will become part of the university's permanent collection.
Any photographic process is acceptable. All entries must be in slide or 5x7 inch print format. Framing is not required.
The entry fees are: professional, $15 per entry; non-professional, $10 per entry; and high school student, $5 per entry. There is a limit of three entries per artist.
Last year's exhibit, "Neighborhoods: Where Our People Live," will be on display in Tod Hall's Rose Marie Smith Gallery on the YSU campus through mid-August.
For more information, contact Jean Engle at (330) 941-3519 or firstname.lastname@example.org.