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Updated: July 16, 2017

The Monticello Camera Club

Monticello, MN




Monticello Photo Show

The 14th Annual Monticello Photo Show was held on March 18-19, 2017. Thank you to ALL who entered our contest this year!! We had 135 photos by 48 photographers from 20 Minnesota towns that were on display. We had 267 people come to vote on and view some great images as well as displays by the Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge and some of photos that won in their 1st Annual Photo Contest for Students K-12. The Monticello Camera Club had some educational displays as well as some photo books and other photo displays for visitors to view.

To view this year's winning photos, please go to the 2017 Monticello Photo Show page by clicking the link here or below. You can view all of this year's photos by going to any of the following locations before May 1 when they will be taken down and returned to the photographers who entered:

  • Monticello Public Library, 200 Sixth Street West - 763-295-2322
  • First Minnesota Bank Lobby, 1064th Street East - 763-271-7200
  • Premier Bank Lobby, 4134 Deegan Court - 763-271-7670
  • Liberty Savings Bank Lobby, 1560 Hart Boulevard - 763-295-4411
  • Riverwood Bank, 1421 Seventh Street East - 763-295-2265
  • Monticello Dental Center, 20460 Cty Rd 11, Big Lake - 763-263-7100

Our contest is held in cooperation with River City Extreme. Without their facilities, we would not be able to have our show. Please show your appreciation by patronizing their business, as well as our other sponsors listed below.

All levels of photographers are welcome each year to submit their work; from beginners, to students, hobbyists, amateurs and professionals. The Monticello Camera Club provides an opportunity for a variety of community photographers to have their work on display for the general public’s viewing enjoyment, both at the show event and for the weeks following the show within the community (see locations below).

The 12 categories for 2017 were the same as last year and included: Action/Motion, Animals/Mammals, Animals/Other, Architectural/Structural, Botanical, Creative Techniques, Landscape, Macro/Close-up, Natural Landscape, People, Reflections, and Sunrise Sunset & Night. Black & White images can be submitted in any category as long as it meets the other requirements for that category. Each year entries begin on January 1 and are accepted through March 1.

For more information on our Annual Photo Show or to be added to the distribution list for next year's show, e-mail us at info@monticameraclub.com. Look to this page each year for updates on photo show information.

Thanks to all who participate in our annual photo show. Without you and our camera club volunteers who work hard each year to put on the show, we would not have a show.

We want to offer special THANKS once again to our premier business sponsor for 2017 and past years – River City Extreme. Without their support, it is likely we couldn't bring this event to you. THANK YOU!!

River City Extreme

Thanks also to Culvers and TEAM Chiropractic for hosting our advertising signs! Thanks to Finders Keepers for helping to collect photo entries. Please show them your appreciation as well.

And, we want to thank all of YOU, our loyal patrons of this event. Without you, the viewing and voting public, this event would not be successful. We hope to see you again this year.

Thank you to our Monticello Camera Club volunteers who organize this photo show. Without their willingness to pitch in, we couldn't put on this show each year.

Click the links below to view the Winners from our past photo shows:

Here is the link for the 2017 Photo Show Contest Entry form. If you have questions on any of this, you can contact us by email. Entry fees are $5 per entry with the limit remaining as before at 1 entry each in up to 4 different categories (4 total).

2017 Photo Show Rules

2107 photoshow form

For more information on our Annual Photo Show or to be added to the distribution list for this year's show, e-mail us at info@monticameraclub.com. Look to this page each year for updates on photo show information.

Thanks to all who participate in our annual photo show.

Photo Show Advice

Q: Where can I find foam core boards?

A: A lot of you have been asking where you can find the foam core for mounting your photos. Walmart carries foam core and it is usually found in their craft area near where tag board can be found (I believe). Other stores that might carry it would be JoAnn Crafts, Michaels, or other craft or photo related stores. Walmart stores are probably the most easily accessible place to find it though and the least expensive. In addition, the dollar store located next to Walmart in Monticello also carries foam core sheets.

Q: Where can I find the adhesive foam core boards?

A: I found them on-line at Dick Blicks and at Office Depot. There are other sources you can find on-line as well but the two I have provided have stores that can be found in our area as well. You might be able to call their stores and see if they have them there rather than waiting for delivery from their on-line store. Just click on the links provided here to get the information needed. These are just resources that I have found and are not necessarily recommendations, just information.

Q: How do I mount a print to foam core?

A: Here's a couple of links to help you out. Here's a tutorial on Youtube to do it using spray adhesive. This video tutorial shows how to mount a photo using the self adhesive photo boards.

If you have other questions, we'll try to address those here.

You can also view over 150 of the Monticello swan photos by going to this link: http://www.designforprint.com/sites/monticelloarts/swans/index.html. Check it out.

The Monticello Arts Council put on the Annual Monticello Photo Show from 2004 to 2011 with the help of Design For Print. In 2012, the Monticello Camera Club took over running the photo show.

2011 Monticello Photo Show Video

The video below was done in 2011 by students at St. Cloud State (Jill Zimmerman and Jason Swanson) for display on the Charter Cable channel in St. Cloud. They did a great job on it. Some of our members are in the video and others have photos displayed in it. Check it out by clicking here or on the image below.

youtube video 2011 Monticello Photo show



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Monticello Camera Club
PO Box 483
Monticello, MN 55362


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