Capture Oakville is an annual photography competition administered by the OCC, juried by professionals and open for the public to enter. There are six themes that change annually and the subject of the entries have to be taken within the Town of Oakville. Founded in May 2006 by William Smith and Kieley Hickey, the Oakville Camera Club meets twice a month at Knox Presbyterian Church on 120 Dunn St downtown Oakville.
“This is an exciting time for Capture Oakville now with six fresh categories open to the public,” said Oakville Camera Club President Kieley Hickey. “The two biggest changes are the Open category, now you can submit your best image taken anywhere in the world and submitted photos can be taken from October 11, 2010 to October 11, 2011.”
The 2011 Categories for Capture Oakville include:
- Open: Your best shot taken anywhere, not just Oakville.
- Fine Art: Images with imaginative, aesthetic or intellectual content.
- Portraits: Impressions of people depicting character and personality.
- Nature: Essential qualities of the physical world. No manmade objects in the image.
- Energy: Power derived from physical, mental or chemical resources.
- Heritage: (The Mayor’s Award) Valued qualities unique to Oakville and worthy of preservation.
The entries will be juried with the top 80 being exhibited in Oakville Town Hall’s North Atrium from November 4th 2011 to January 4th 2012. The opening night doubles as the award ceremony revealing who the winners are in each category.
With the exception of the Open category, images must be taken within the geographical confines of Oakville and printed on 11×14” high quality photo paper. For further rules and information, please visit: http://www.oakvillecameraclub.com/Competition.html