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Release Date: August 02, 2018

by Chickasaw Nation Media Relations Office

ADA, Okla. – The Chickasaw Nation will host the third annual 72-hour photography competition Friday, Aug. 24, through Monday, Aug. 27.

The Chickasaw Nation Arts and Humanities Division gives student, amateur and professional photographers from around the world the opportunity to participate in the three-category competition.

Photographers will be given a theme and will have 72 hours to submit their interpretation of the given theme. Judges must receive submissions by 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 27.

Each photograph will be judged on exposure, contrast and color, focus and depth of field, framing and composition, artistry, originality and execution of the theme.

Photographers may enter two photos. Digital editing technology, such as Photoshop or Light Box, is not permitted.

The competition is open to the public. More than $1,900 in prize money will be awarded.

The application and a $30 entry fee are due by Thursday, Aug. 23.

The Chickasaw Nation will host an awards reception Friday, Sept. 14, at the arts and humanities building, 201 N. Broadway Ave. Photographs will be on display Sept. 14-Oct. 26 at the Chokma'si Gallery within the arts and humanities building.

For more information, contact James Wallace at or 580-272-5520.

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