Burbank Public Library Exhibits Selections From Annual Photography Contest

By On March 31, 2014

Selected entries from the Friends of the Burbank Public Library’s annual photography contest are currently on display at the Central Library Auditorium through April 16, including the black and white scenic shot by Richard Nelson that was deemed Best of Show.

Every year, the Friends of the Burbank Public Library holds a photography contest for a range of categories, including Digital Creation, Special Effects, Photographer Under Age 12, Posed and Non-posed People, Still Life, Animal, Scenic and Photojournalism.

Best of Show winner Richard Nelson at Friends of the Burbank Public Library 2014 Photo Contest Awards Reception. (Photo Courtesy of Joan Cappocchi)

Best of Show winner Richard Nelson at Friends of the Burbank Public Library 2014 Photo Contest Awards Reception. (Photo Courtesy of Joan Cappocchi)

β€œThe annual photography contest is a wonderful community event and every year I am amazed at quality of photos that are submitted,” commented Joan Cappochi, library assistant. “This year it was especially exciting to see a big increase in the number of photos submitted in the 12 and Under category. There are definitely some children with a great future in photography!”

Entries were due during the month of February and were judged on composition, technique, concept and presentation. Winners were announced in mid-March at a reception held at the Buena Vista Library.

The exhibit is open during regular library hours except when the room is in use. Library staff suggest patrons may want to call the library at 818-238-5580 to check if the photography exhibit is accessible at a particular time of day.

Winners of the Friends of the Burbank Public Library 2014 Photo Contest. (Photo Courtesy of Andre Murray)

Winners of the Friends of the Burbank Public Library 2014 Photo Contest. (Photo Courtesy of Andre Murray)