Todd and Brad Reed Photography and the Ludington Area Center for the Arts team up every year for the Annual Online Photo Contest. All money raised helps with upgrades at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts. In the past, proceeds were used to install professional track lighting in the LACA Gallery, build movable exhibit walls, and help purchase and install a chair lift allowing access to the Performance Hall for those with mobility issues. The money raised from the 2017 contest will be used toward the purchase of a high-end projector for the art center as well as Performance Hall upgrades.
The 2017 Online Photo Contest raised $3,000. Over the 9 years of the contest, the contest has raised $30,000 for the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
In 2017, there were 601 entries for the contest. To see the complete list of winners from 2017, click here.
The Professional/Advanced Amateur Division Grand Prize Winner for the 9th Annual Online Photo Contest in 2017 was Amy Metrich. The Amateur Division Grand Prize Winner was Alan Jones.
Amateur and professional photographers alike can submit up to three separate images and can enter as many images as they like in quantities of three. Photos may be submitted through this link LACA Online Photo Contest.
Online Photo Contest Details
The Online Photo Contest is conducted in the spring each year. The cost to enter is $15 for each three images submitted.
Todd and Brad Reed judge the photos in each division according to the following categories:
1) People (sports, portraits and family photos)
2) Landscape (large scene, such as a sunset over mountains or water)
3) Animals (domestic animals and wildlife, including insects, birds and fish)
4) Plants (leaves, trees, flower, and garden scenes)
5) Abstract open (example: extreme close-up so the person, animal or plant is no longer identifiable.)
6) Badger (images of the carferry Badger)
7) Cell Phone (any image made using a cell phone)
The Reeds do not know the names of the photographers until judging has been completed.
Photo Contest PrizesWinners in the Professional/Advanced Amateur division and the Amateur division receive the same prizes.
Third place winners receive a 7"m print of one of Todd and Brad Reed Photography's images valued at $25. Second place winners receive a 14"m Reed print valued at $65 and first place winners receive two 14"m Reed prints valued at $130. Grand Prize winner in each division receives a gift certificate to one of Todd and Brad's Picture Perfect Weekend Workshops, a $370 value. Todd and Brad Reed Photography will also print, matte and frame a 14-inch print of the grand prize winning photos and they will be displayed at the Ludington Area Center for the Arts.
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