Our Third Annual B&W Photography Contest is once again upon us. The rules were simple-black-and-white or monotone photographs mounted on white mat board. Entries could be digital or traditional film media (and yes, we are nostalgic for traditional silver prints).
Judging was done by last year's trio of judges, Boise Weekly art director Leila Ramella, Boise Weekly photographer Jenna Biggs, and myself, a former photojournalist. Points were awarded to our top five choices in each category with the grand prize going to the photo with the most total points.
Last year, we did not charge an entry fee and received over 200 entries. We also gave away almost $500 in prizes, mostly gift certificates. This year, we decided to charge an entry fee which we dedicated toward cash prizes. With this year's 60 entries, we are giving out almost $700 in cash and prizes to the winners. We'd like to thank Framed (1722 E. Fairview in Meridian) for donating prizes and being our sole sponsor this year. (If you'd like to sponsor this contest with gift prizes next year, give me a call.)