Entries Sought For Libraries’ Photo Contest Celebrating Fort Bend County  


Srini Sundarrajan & Clara Russel

Fort Bend County Libraries is seeking entries for its “Capture Fort Bend County” Photography Contest in September. Amateur photographers of all skill levels are invited to enter original photographs that portray the culture, nature, people, and places of Fort Bend County – from hidden gems in our communities to favorite places and scenes around town.

Entries can be submitted at any of the libraries in the Fort Bend County library system beginning September 5; the deadline for entries is September 30. Katy-area libraries include the Cinco Ranch Branch Library and the Bob Lutts Fulshear/Simonton Branch Library.

Prizes will be awarded for 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-place entries. Winners will be announced at a special reception and awards ceremony on Saturday, October 28, at George Memorial Library in Richmond. All photographs will be displayed in the Bohachevsky Gallery at George Memorial Library from October 28 through December 1.

Winning photographs will be determined by a panel of judges, who will make their determinations based on the following criteria: relationship to contest theme, composition, focus, lighting, emotional impact, and creativity. Photographs will be anonymous until after the judging is complete.

All entries must be original, unpublished, and the work of the person submitting it. Only one photo may be entered per person. Photographs should be printed on photo-quality paper, and must be no smaller than 8”x10” and no larger than 11”x17”. Photos may be in color or black-and-white.

FBCL reserves the right to print or display any entry to this contest for an indefinite period of time. Entries will be exhibited for the general public to see, so they should be appropriate for all ages to view.

The photographer is responsible for obtaining verbal or written release for public use of the photo from all identifiable individuals in the photograph submitted; the photographer accepts all liability from the use of a photo where this release has not been obtained.

The contest is open to amateur photographers only. Professional photographers, who earn a living by selling their photographs, are not eligible to participate.

There is no fee for entering the contest. Library employees and their immediate families are not eligible to win. For more information, call the library system’s Public Information Office at 281-633-4734.