Port Canaveral Launches 65th Anniversary Photo Contest


Winners will be announced November 3; Images will be displayed around Port

Eva with Camera photographing Harbor
 (Photo: Canaveral Port Authority)
Port Canaveral, FL – August 3, 2018 – Port Canaveral is inviting amateur photographers to take their best shot – or shots – and enter their favorite pictures in the 65th Anniversary Port Canaveral photo contest.
Interested participants have until September 30, 2018, to submit up to three original digital photographs taken in or around Port Canaveral that illustrates an aspect of the Port – scenery, cruise or cargo ships, pleasure boats, nature, Port operations, wildlife, and space launches as seen from Port Canaveral. A volunteer panel of five judges will review all photos submitted and select the top three for each of five categories. The winning selections will be announced on November 3, and displayed at an exhibition on November 4, the 65th anniversary of the Port’s dedication in 1953. The winning selections will then be on display at various locations around the Port during the coming year.
“Turning 65 is always a momentous occasion, and the Port wants to share this milestone with our community,” Port CEO Captain John Murray stated. “The photo contest is a great opportunity to give talented amateur photographers a chance to capture and share their images of what makes our Port so special.”
Photo categories are Cruise, Cargo, Fishing/Boating/Recreation, Environmental, and Space. Judges will review all entries submitted and select first, second, and honorable mention winners in each category. Photographs will be judged on impact, creativity, composition, and storytelling.

The 65th Anniversary Port Canaveral photo judging panel includes Molly Thomas, cultural programs manager and staff historian for the city of Cape Canaveral and a member of the Brevard County Historical Commission; Malcolm Denemark, an award-winning, 37-year staff photographer with Florida Today newspaper; John Buck, president of Camera Club of Brevard; Dr. Heidi Hatfield Edwards, a professor of communication and chair of communication programs in the School of Arts and Communication at Florida Institute of Technology, and Marilyn Cook, an adjunct faculty member at Eastern Florida State College.
The contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages. Contestants may submit up to three (3) images for judging.  Each submission must have been created by the entrant. Each entry should be a publication-quality digital image and submitted online with a completed and signed entry form for each photo entered.  For all persons recognizable in the photograph, a signed model release must be included, if applicable. Incomplete entry forms will not be accepted and the photo entry will not be considered for judging. Entrants must grant permission for unrestricted use of the image to the Canaveral Port Authority or its designee to utilize the image in future publications and exhibits, and online.

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Led by the elected five-member Canaveral Port Authority Board of Commissioners and Port Director and CEO, Captain John Murray, Port Canaveral is one of the world's most dynamic and exciting ports. A world-class gateway for cruises, cargo, recreation and logistics, as well as a gateway to new frontiers, including space, Port Canaveral hosts more than 4 million revenue cruise passengers through its state-of-the-art terminals and 5.5 million of tons of cargo annually, including bulk, break-bulk, project, and containerized. The Port is strategically located to service all Florida markets, as well as the Southeastern United States. In addition to world class cruise facilities and diverse cargo operations, Port Canaveral offers more recreational opportunities than all other Florida deep-water seaports combined, including public parks, free public boat ramps, marinas, an entertainment district, and the seven-story interactive exhibit and event venue Exploration Tower. For more information, visit www.PortCanaveral.com
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