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Entries Sought for Texas Tech University's Office of International Affairs 18th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition

Randy Rosetta

October 5, 2018

The deadline for the contest, which attracts entries from across the globe celebrating the diverse range of dry lands themes, is Oct. 11.

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WHAT: Open call for entries for the Texas Tech University Office of International Affairs (OIA) 18th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition

WHEN: The deadline for entries is Thursday (Oct. 11).

WHERE: OIA International Cultural Center (ICC), 601 Indiana Ave.

EVENT: The OIA has issued a final call for entries to the 18th Annual High and Dry Photography Competition. Photographers of all levels are invited to submit work reflecting the dry lands theme of this annual juried exhibition. Those interested in submitting photos may click here for instructions on how to enter and here for an entry form.

Photographers who meet the Oct. 11 deadline and have photos selected will be notified on Oct. 24. Matted prints of the photos selected will be due at the ICC by Nov. 16.

The choice of subject (people, animals or landscapes) is up to the photographer, but the shot must have been taken in an arid or semiarid region. Approximately 70 images will be selected for exhibition and shown at the galleries of Texas Tech's ICC from Nov. 26 to Jan. 30.

The entry fee is $6 per image with a five-image limit per photographer. Checks need to be made payable to the Office of International Affairs. Awards are $600 for first place, $300 for second place and $150 for third place.

Laura Crawford Williams will serve as juror for the competition. Williams is a professional wildlife photographer whose work has been featured in National Geographic, National Wildlife and The Nature Conservancy magazines.

A reception celebrating competition winners and selected photos will be held from 5-6:30 p.m. Nov. 30 at the ICC.

CONTACT: Jan Stogner, assistant director, International Arts and Culture, Office of International Affairs, Texas Tech University, (806) 742-3667 or jan.stogner@ttu.edu