Dozens of photographers participated in the City of Fayetteville’s first-ever photography contest, and judges have determined the winners, whose entries will be displayed in the City Hall lobby for a year.
The winners and winning photographs will be announced on Thursday, April 19, during the 6 p.m. City Council meeting. The framed prints will then be displayed in the lobby. These will also be featured on the City’s website, fayetteville-ga.gov, beginning on Friday, April 20.
A total of 11 entries were chosen for inclusion in the gallery-style display. Of those, first-place, second-place and third-place winners were determined.
The idea for a photography contest came from Finance Director Mike Bush during departmental discussions about how the City Hall lobby area could be improved functionally and aesthetically. An obvious aesthetic boost was to display pictures of local interest. Having local photographers provide those pictures became an even more interesting idea.
“We are pleased with the results of the contest,” Bush said. “We appreciate everyone who participated. Our judges told us they had a difficult task in narrowing the field down to the 11 to be on display. They had an even more difficult time choosing a top-three.”
As part of Fayetteville’s Georgia Cities Week celebration, a Monday, April 23, drop-in reception will be held from 9 a.m. to noon in the lobby for the public to meet the photographers and to see the photography display. Light refreshments will be available.