A photographic competition called ‘Nashville’s Sky Through My Eye’ to get the best shot of the Nashville skyline begins Oct. 1. The contest will be open to hobbyists and professional photographers and will run during the month of October. Winners receive a cash prize provided by sponsors and the honor of producing the city’s official skyline photograph.
“As our city has grown and changed, so has our skyline,” Mayor Dean said. “This competition gives citizens the opportunity to capture the beauty of downtown and how Nashville looks to them. I encourage photographers of all ages to participate.”
Winning photographs will be used by Metro Government, the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. for promotion of the city, including websites, publications and submission to national media outlets.
All photos must be taken and submitted between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31. The photographs must capture the Nashville skyline to qualify, but there are no rules regarding time of day the photograph is taken, perspective from which it is shot or editing used on the photograph.
The contest is open to all ages. Photographers who get paid for their work, even on a part-time basis, should participate in the professional category. People who shoot photos for fun and do not get paid for their work should participate in the hobbyist category.
Photographers do not have to be a resident of Davidson County to enter. Photographs must be submitted online using the web form at <www.skylinecontest.nashville.gov>. One submission allowed per individual.
The photo contest is part of the Metro Arts Commission’s Artober Nashville, a month-long celebration of arts and culture. Artober encourages Nashvillians to experience arts during the month of October.
First place winners in the hobbyist and professional categories will each receive $1,000, generously donated by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and the Nashville Convention and Visitors Corp. Second place winners will each receive a $250 gift certificate for in-house photofinishing services at Dury’s.
Winning photographs will be printed courtesy of Chromatics and put on display at the Historic Metro Courthouse.
Winners and honorable mentions in each category will have their photographs displayed on Metro’s nashville.gov website, as well as Mayor Dean’s Facebook page and in an upcoming issue of Nashville Arts magazine.