Students in grades 6-12 are welcome to submit up to two entries in each of the four contest categories; “Zoo Miami,” “Moon Over Miami: Night Photography,” “Patterns in Our World,” and “Black & White.” Winners will be announced in each category and prizes for the best overall portfolio will be awarded. The deadline to submit entries is Monday, Mar. 19.
This year’s awards ceremony will be at the Coral Gables Museum on Friday, Mar. 30, from 7 to 9 p.m. The ceremony is free to attend. Students, instructors, family members, and guests are invited and light refreshments will be served. The museum will display the winning entries at the Abraham Family Gallery from Mar. 30 to Apr. 30. All entries will be digitally displayed on the night of the ceremony.
While each category will have different specific judging criteria, entries will be judged on technique, mood, tone, texture, and subject. In order to be eligible for portfolio review, students must enter photographs in at least three categories. Portfolios will be judged on coherent style among the photographs.
For information on how to submit entries visit <www.jrorangebowl.org/photography> or call the JOBC office at 305- 662-1210.
The judges for this year’s contest are all experts on the art of photography. Among them is Ron Magill, renowned photographer and Goodwill Ambassador for Zoo Miami; gallery owner and professional fashion and scenic photographer Daniel De Azoulay; award-winning photographer and art buyer Kay Levine, and Miami Herald staff photographer Al Diaz. The fifth and final judge is Dr. Randall Groh, a partner of Dental Leaders in Coral Gables as well as a scenic and wildlife photographer. Dr. Groh also is the chair for the event. The Junior Orange Bowl Festival is possible with the support of the City of Coral Gables, Miami Children’s Hospital, Orange Bowl Committee, Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, Cultural Affairs Council, Miami-Dade County Tourist Development Council, Miami-Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners.
The JOBC Inc. is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that serves the community of South Florida and the youth of the world by providing opportunities for wholesome, competitive and multicultural experiences.
For more information, call 305-662- 1210 or visit the website at www.jrorangebowl. org.