As you head out and about on vacation this summer, it’s likely you’ll take some photos. If you take some at night, you might want to consider entering them in Boyd County Public Library’s upcoming photo exhibit.
“Nightscapes” will be on display throughout August, as part of BCPL’s adult summer reading program, which is called “Between the Covers.”
Any views or representations of a night scene are eligible for the exhibit. And it doesn’t have to be a photo you take this summer; it can be one from anywhere, anytime – as long it is an original piece.
The guidelines and entry form can be found by clicking here.
We know our community is full of great photographers, and we wanted to give as many of them as possible the chance to show off their work to their friends and neighbors.
“Nightscapes” will be on display at the Highlands Museum & Discovery Center in Ashland from Friday, Aug. 3, until Tuesday, Sept. 4.
Here are some of the other guidelines:
- Size and mounting: Photographs must be framed and ready to hang. The minimum display size is 8” x 10”, and the maximum display size is 20” x 24”.
- Fees and form: There is no fee to enter this exhibit. Please return the completed Exhibit Release Form when you turn in your entry, and affix the Photo Identification Form to the back of your submission.
- Dates for drop off and pick up: Please drop off your framed, ready-to-hang photograph at the Main Branch of Boyd County Public Library, 1740 Central Ave., Ashland, by 5 p.m. Friday, July 27. Photographs may be picked up at the Main Branch during the adult summer reading finale party (“Readers’ Night Out”) on Friday, Sept. 7, or after Monday, Sept. 10, at the Main Branch.
- Judging and award: Entries will be judged on composition, print quality, uniqueness and adherence to theme. A Best of Show Award (with a $50 prize) will be determined by an independent panel of judges. The award will be presented at the Sept. 7 “Readers’ Night Out” celebration at BCPL.
Entry forms for the exhibit area available at all library branches and at the Highlands Museum.
If photography is not your thing (or even if it is), there is still plenty of time to participate in “Between the Covers” by reading books and writing brief reviews. It’s simple to get involved – click on the adult summer reading link at the top of our home page, or click here. Once you get registered, then you write a brief review (25 word minimum) telling us, and other summer reading participants, what you thought of the book. That’s it.
Reviews forms can also be found at any library branch. Each review submitted gives the person one entry in the drawing for the grand prize – a customized Night Out (dinner, movie, theater, bowling – whatever they choose.)
The Between the Covers theme ties in with the programs for kids (Dream Big: READ) and teens (Own the Night). The rewards are focused around the theme, too:
For 5 books read, adults will receive a book light – great for nighttime reading! When adults read 10 books, we will give them a “Readers Do It Between the Covers” coffee mug – perfect for that cup of tea or coffee while you read. At the 15-book level, the reward is a fleece travel blanket, ideal for curling up with a good book (and that aforementioned hot drink in the coffee mug you previously earned, while using the book light you also earned).
When you read 20 books, you will get to pick a book or audio book or your choice (up to $25 value).
There’s even a way for those not writing reviews to win something this summer! Every adult who checks out (non-children) materials this summer gets entered into a weekly drawing for various reading related goodies.
The program will end with a Readers’ Night Out party on Friday, Sept. 7, at the BCPL Main Branch. That’s when participants will get the rewards they earned throughout the summer, and also a chance at some great door prizes and the grand prize. That is also when we will present the Best of Show award from the “Nightscapes” photo exhibit.