A bronze marker noting a Revolutionary War campsite stood for years in Green Brook Park. PhotIt was stolen sometime after this
August 2008 photo was taken. (Photo by Dan Damon)
The Plainfield Public Library has announced the theme for the 2017 Photography Contest. This year's entries will focus on Plainfield Art, History, and Culture.
This will be the 12th year of the annual contest, which is open to both amateur and professional photographers of all ages from the Queen City.
Library Director Mary Ellen Rogan points out that the enthusiastic participation each year helps grow the library's collection of photographs of Plainfield daily life and people that go back to Plainfield's early days as a "railroad suburb".
The contest is free, but entries must meet certain guidelines. They may be in color or black and white, but each must be printed in either 5x7 of 8x10 format and accompanied by a separate entry form. The maximum number of entries per person is five, and they must have been taken within the past two years. The contest is free and there are no entry fees. All submission become the property of the Library's permanent photographic collection and are made available digitally after the contest closes.
Details about the contest and entry forms are available on the Library's website, see here.
Ribbons and cash prizes sponsored by the Friends of the Plainfield Public Library are awarded to those judged to best meet the year's theme. All entries must be submitted by Saturday, September 30, 2017. For more information, contact the Local History Department at (908) 757-1111 x136.
The exhibit will open in November 2017 with a reception and then hang in the Anne Louise Davis Gallery through the end of the year.