THOMAS, W.Va. – Cortland Acres, in collaboration with the Tucker County Photography Club, is proud to announce the fifth annual Photography Competition. Selected images will be used to create high definition canvas prints for display throughout Cortland Acres.
A total of fourteen images will be chosen for prominent display in the main hallway of Cortland’s’ Blackwater Rehabilitation Center. These images will be large-format approximately 30 x 45 inches.
In addition to large-scale prints, a concentrated display area will be added to the Pendleton Lounge situated in the Blackwater Short-Term Rehab Center common area. The Gallery will include twenty-two feet of wall space and showcase different sizes, orientations, or with wider aspect ratios to allow for even more local images and regional talent to be on display. There is no specified number of images to be selected, and The Gallery will be curated by this year’s contest judge and Cortland Acres staff. Images may be chosen, arranged and grouped by theme, size and space availability.
The judge and curator for this year’s competition and exhibition is West Virginia based Landscape and Nature Photographer Randall Sanger. “I conduct photography workshops throughout West Virginia and beyond,” explains Sanger. “My images have appeared in print and digital publications – both regional and national – are in private and corporate collections and have been used for marketing and corporate recruitment.”
Coauthor of the multi-award-winning book, West Virginia Waterfalls: The New River Gorge and his latest book, Waterfalls of Virginia and West Virginia, Sanger has spent over twenty years roaming the State exploring and photographing its magnificent scenery. He resides in Williamson, WV with his wife Melissa, their daughter Hannah and his trusty four-legged hiking companion Rocky the dog.
To enter the competition, simply download a complete set of the Entry Rules and Guidelines for the 2020 Cortland Acres Photo Contest at http://blackwater.cortlandacres.org/rules.pdf
Submit images to http://blackwater.cortlandacres.org/ and complete the submission form. You may upload up to four images to the competition. Submissions will be accepted until June 30, 2020. Photographers of selected images will be notified by July 31, 2020. Unveiling of the exhibition will occur on the evening of September 24, 2020. Questions may be directed to David Johnston at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Cortland Acres campus includes a 94-bed long-term care facility, a new rehabilitation center, inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation programs, independent living units at Pineview and The Pines. The campus also houses a health center and pharmacy as well as offices of visiting medical specialties. For more information on Cortland Acres or to set up an appointment or tour callor visit www.cortlandacres.org.