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As we continue to shelter in place, Arts West wants to offer an opportunity for the community to celebrate our beautiful county through photographs! Arts West typically begins accepting photographs for the contest in September, but this year we are opening the submission process early. Go outside and begin the quest for the perfect photo to submit to For the Love of Athens! For the Love of Athens Submission Guidelines:For the Love of Athens is a photo exhibit that focuses on images of people, places or things in Athens County. Photographs can be taken with traditional, digital and smart device methods. Any photographic method is welcome! Chosen photographs will be displayed in the For the Love of Athens Exhibit in the Arts West galleries tentatively for the month of February, 2021.You could win prizes!Awards go to top 3 photographs chosen by our juror + an audience choice award during the art opening that can be voted on by anyone attending the opening.Tentative Art Opening - Friday, February 5th, 2021 at 5-7pmAbout Our Juror:The 2021 For the Love of Athens juror is Erin LaBelle. Erin is The Athens Photo Project’s Social Enterprise Photography Coordinator. She has been a photographer for 25 years.Entry Deadline - Saturday, December 12th, 2020Entry is free!Guidelines for SubmissionTake some fun, creative photos of your favorite people, places or things in Athens County. They can be straight forward, interpretive, color or black & white. The subject matter must be in Athens County, but the artist does not need to be from Athens County to submit. All ages are welcome to submit.EMAILEmail your entry or entries to: firstname.lastname@example.org (limit of 5 entries please)In the subject line write “LastName_number (1-5)” (your name)In the body of the email please include:* Full name* Email address* Phone numberFor each photo include:* Title of photo + give each photo a number please (1-5)* Medium (type of camera or cellphone used)* Price or designated as Not For Sale (NFS)* Your age (if a minor)INSTAGRAMSubmit up to five photos on Instagram with the hashtags:* #fortheloveofathens* followed by another hashtag directly afterwards - either #1, #2, #3, #4 or #5* Please, keep photos separated and not one after another in the same post.* In the body of text please provide your email address, the title of the work, the medium (typeof camera or cellphone used), and the price or designated as Not For Sale (NFS)***Please note that you can post your submissions to this facebook event page, and the Arts West staff will be updating this page with submissions as we receive them for the community to view.