The Durham Fair 2018 and the Tilcon Controversy

The Durham Fair in Durham, Connecticut is my final stop on Competition Season 2018.  And although I got stonewalled by the New York State Fair this year (one entry in, no ribbons), some of my pictures have picked up sweet silks at other venues and competitions. And right now, three photos – as well as…

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A trip to the Big E, 2018 Edition

I can never win with the Big E parking lot. I get there early, I get shuttled off to the farthest reaches of the parking lot. Every other parking lot in every other Fair that I attend either ha a really good parking situation, or they offer shuttles. But for the Big E … it’s a…

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Durham Fair: Yes, it was made by a “man” …

The Durham Fair in Connecticut is my last fair of Competition Season 2019.  And when I discovered that their photographic entry requirements were reduced from four entries to three per person, I was kinda okay with it … but it made me more interested in entering another category. You know … one of the stitchery…

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News from the Big E Photography Competition…

Competition Season 2018 is in full swing.  And over in Springfield, Massachusetts, home of the Eastern States Exposition – the large, six-state late summer fair – I’ve received news about my photo submissions. Update. The Big E has made some changes in their photo competition.  Due to the limitations in available wall space at the…

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The Results from Altamont, 2018 Edition

“You have to park over here, sir.” “Over here” was about a mile and a half away from the Altamont Fairgrounds campus. “How come?” I asked. “The main lot is too muddy, cars are getting stuck.  You need to park over here in the overflow lot.” Just then, a pickup truck zipped by me on…

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My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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My entries for the Big E 2018 Photo and Art Exhibition are…

So this is a different avenue for me.  Instead of printing and bringing my entries to the Big E and having them judged right then and there, I now must submit my photography entries – limit of two pictures – online.  With limited space in the New England Center this year, all entrants are now…

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My photography entries in the 2018 New York State Fair are …

The Syracurse. That’s what I’m currently dealing with. For the past two years, and in three of the last four years, I’ve submitted entries to the New York State Fair’s photography competition … and they’ve all been rejected. Urgh. Syracurse indeed. However … this year I am hoping … hoping hoping hoping … that the…

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