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Ten Days on the Colorado! photo contest kicks off July 3

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All photos for the "Ten Days on the Colorado!" photo contest must be taken along the Colorado River Road (Eagle County Road 301) any allowed side roads, and hiking trails from North of I-70 at Exit 134 and west of where the Colorado River Road joins U.S. Hwy 131.
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The rules

1. Photos must be taken along the Colorado River road, Eagle County Road 301, any allowed side roads, and hiking trails from North of I-70 at Exit 134 and west of where the Colorado River Road joins US Hwy 131. Photos taken in shaded areas on this map are out of bounds.

2. Photos must be taken between one hour before sunrise on Friday, July 3 through Sunday, July 12 one hour after sunset.

3. Respect all private property. You may enter ranches, but must obtain the permission of the landowner.

4. A JPEG digital image, formatted no larger than 10 inches on the long side and 72 DPI, must be submitted to Rick Spitzer before midnight on Thursday, July 23.

5. The juror, photographer John Fielder, will judge the prints and determine a “Best of Show,” first, second and third place image.

6. One print, in any format, no smaller than 11-inches-by-14-inches and no larger than 16-inches-by-20-inches, not including a mat and frame, (if used) will be presented to the Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers meeting on the evening of Thursday, July 30.

7. All prints will be displayed at the Gypsum library during the month of August.

8. John Fielder will present a 75-minute slide show at the Gypsum Library on Aug. 1, from 5 to 7 p.m., featuring his new book and project about the Yampa River. He will also discuss the prints on display and the winners.

This July, Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers will participate in a competition called Ten Days on the Colorado! All of their photos must be taken along the Colorado River Road (Eagle County Road 301), any allowed side roads and hiking trails from north of Interstate 70 at exit 134 and west of where the Colorado River Road joins U.S. Highway 131. The photos must be taken from July 3 through July 12. Only one photo may be entered by each photographer.

John Fielder to Judge

The juror for the competition will be renowned Colorado photographer John Fielder who will judge the prints and determine the Best of Show first, second and third place images. The awards will be presented at the VVAGP meeting on the evening of July 30. All prints will be displayed at the Gypsum Library during the month of August.

The public is invited to join John Fielder on Aug. 1 at 5 p.m. at the Gypsum Library for a slide show with music featuring his new project about the upper Colorado and Yampa Rivers. The Yampa is Fielder’s latest book which promotes the Yampa as remaining the last free-flowing river in the entire Colorado River basin. There will be a book sale and signing of all of Fielder’s Colorado books and calendars. He will also discuss the VVAGP prints on display and the winners.

This competition is open to members of the Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers only.

This will be the first event of the newly formed VVAGP. The Vail Valley Art Guild brought together artists of many visual media formats, but they did not include photography. That changed when Raymond Bleesz and Rick Spitzer planned and hosted the first meeting of the VVAGP on Feb. 26. The purpose of the VVAGP is to meet the many needs and desires of local photographers. Membership in this new organization has grown quickly and includes novices as well as professionals.

The VVAGP meets at 7 p.m. on the last Thursday of each month. For information aboutmembership in the Vail Valley Art Guild Photographers, contact Rick Spitzer at spitzerrick@gmail.com.



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