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Vereen Memorial Gardens Photo Contest

Little River, SC-Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens is hosting a contest featuring photographs taken within the gardens during 2014 or 2015.  First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each of three divisions:  Adult, Youth 13-18, and Children 12 and under.  Submission guidelines are as follows:

  • Two photographs of sizes up to 8”x10” printed in color may be submitted per photographer.
  • All submissions must be matted to 11”x14”. 
  • Photos should not have writing of any kind on the front of the work. 
  • Multiple images in one mat or collages will not be judged.
  • Entrants must attach a tag to the back of each photograph with their name, division (including age if 18 or younger), phone number, and e-mail address, as well as the date the photo was taken.
  • Entrants must hold all rights to the submitted photographs.  Photos previously published or pending publication or that violate or infringe on anther’s copyright are not eligible.
  • Editing is allowable but combining photos is not acceptable.
  • Entrants must grant the Vereen Memorial Gardens committee the right to publish and use submitted photos in print and/or electronic form for future advertising and promotions.  All reproduced photos will include a photographer’s credit.  Photographs used digitally will include photographer’s name in credit line.  Entrants should be prepared to provide a digital copy of any photo or be willing to allow the photo to be scanned.
  • Photos must be delivered to the C.B. Berry Center, Highway 179, Little River between the hours of 9:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. October 1 or 2, 2015.

Entries will be displayed from October 8-23, 2015, and may be picked up at the Berry Center after October 27, 2015.

Experienced judges from the Coastal Carolina Camera Club and the Vereen Memorial Historical Gardens Committee will be judging this contest.  Decision of the judges is final.  For questions or more information, contact Alyssa Craft at (843) 249-4157 or email.

Horry County to Host History Video Contest

The Horry County Board of Architectural Review is sponsoring the third annual High School Video Contest. The objective of the contest is for Horry County high school students to create local history related videos, telling the story of a building or a site within Horry County that is at least 50 years old and increasing their awareness of local history. The contest is open to all Horry County high school students as well as students in a homeschooling program that are residents of Horry County.   The first place video submitter will receive $250, with prizes for second and third place as well.

For a complete list of the general rules of contest or with any questions on the possible age of a structure or site, on eligibility or the subject matter of your project, please contact Adam Emrick at 915-7897 or email . All submittals are due by Friday, December 12, by 5 p.m.