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Volume 24, Number 10 — November 2017

Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest, is a yearlong call for photo entries in 12 different sessions collecting and sharing images of the community.

Gina Deloatch shot the first place photograph. The title of her piece was
Gina Deloatch shot the first place photograph. The title of her piece was "Sky Masterpiece."
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By Leslie Grace | A! Magazine for the Arts | April 25, 2017

Paper Windows: A Photographic Vision of Bristol, a community photo contest, is a yearlong call for photo entries in 12 different sessions collecting and sharing images of the community. This is the second time the City of Bristol has held the photo contest.

"This project is one that anybody can participate in. The Paper Windows project was introduced in 2012 and was a tremendous success with more than 100 entries. Paper Windows is not an annual project. It is re-introduced once every four years for competition," said Terrie Talbert, director of the office of community relations.

The project intends to collect photos of the people of Bristol, the downtown area, as well as nature and wildlife scenes showcasing the community. Each session carries a theme and lasts approximately 30 days. Entries must be submitted before the last day of each session.

The winners of the second session illustrated the theme "Clouds."

Gina Deloatch shot the first place photograph. The title of her piece was "Sky Masterpiece." The second place winner was Tera Burnette, who entered a photograph of a storm rolling in and titled it "Looking Up in Bristol." Third place was taken at the South Holston Dam by Katie Campbell and titled "Color Me Happy."

Amateurs and professionals, young and old are encouraged to enter. Photographers are welcome to use any type of camera, including smartphones. Entries are only accepted in digital format and must be submitted through the city's website by the last day of each session.

Judging is conducted by a panel with backgrounds in the arts. Rules, entry and release forms are available online at www.bristoltn.org by clicking on the Paper Windows tab on the home page. Parents or guardians must submit entries and release forms for entrants younger than 18 years.

The top three winners in each session are featured on the city's website and social media pages.

For more information on the project contact Terrie Talbert at tsmith-talbert@bristoltn.org or call 423-764-4171.

Topics: Photography



The second place winner was Tera Burnette, who entered a photograph of a storm rolling in and titled it "Looking Up in Bristol."