On behalf of the Ocean City Live-Saving Station Museum
Media Contact: Christine Okerblom, Curator – 410.289.4991 [email protected]
Ocean City Life-Saving Station Museum Louis S. Parsons, III Photo Contest
OCEAN CITY, MD – August 25, 2021 – The Ocean City Museum Society is honored to announce the First Annual Louis Parsons III Memorial Photo Contest. Online entries will be accepted through October 1st.
Lou was a long-time board member of the Ocean City Museum Society Board and an avid photographer. The categories for the contest are the Ocean City beach, Ocean City boardwalk, and Ocean City/Assateague Bay sunsets. These are three iconic Ocean City destinations that Lou enjoyed photographing. A winner will be announced for each category, along with a grand prize winner. Winners of each category will receive $250. The grand prize winner will be awarded an additional $750 for a total prize of $1,000.
The competition is open to any photographer over 18 years old. Entries must be submitted electronically, and submissions will be judged based on technical excellence, originality, composition, impact, artistic merit, and subject matter. Judges for the contest include renowned local photographer Alan Sklar, Martin Smith-Rodden, Professor of Photojournalism Ball State University, and Terry Plowman, Publisher of Delaware Beach Life. Prize winners will be announced on October 16th, 2021. All winners will be notified via the contact information provided in the submission entry.
The entry fee is $15 per contestant. Each contestant can enter only one submission. Up to five (5) images can be entered per submission. All photos must be at least 1200 x 1800 pixels with a file size no greater than 25 MB.
Prize money for this inaugural contest has been donated by Lou’s friend Jeff Williams. Jeff is the former publisher of Oceana Magazine and has donated the money along with his corporate sponsor Associa. Additional donations are welcome and will help us grow the Lou Parsons III Memorial Photo Contest for years to come. Participants can review submission requirements and enter their submissions by visiting https://www.ocmuseum.org.