A selection of the winning photographs from the Click Off Competition in 2016. Courtesy images.

Mill Valley Shutterbugs: It’s that time of year again, as the Mill Valley Arts Commission and local photography hub The Image Flow are kicking off the 19th Annual Click Off Competition on October 24.

Click Off allows photographers of all ages and ability levels to submit their best photos in a range of categories that highlight Marin’s unique characteristics and subsequently reveal each photographer’s perspective. Categories will be randomly chosen by or assigned to participants at the “Click Off-Kick Off ” at the Mill Valley Community Center on Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm.

Participants are not required to attend the event to participate but must submit a registration form and entry fee online no later than Tuesday, October 24 at 6:30pm. Categories will be provided on Oct. 25, and participants will have until November 8 to capture digital pictures that best represent the subject. At the “Kick Off” event, participants may sign up for an editing session or you may make an appointment with The Image Flow at 415-388-3569. Participants will have the opportunity to spend 15 minutes with one of The Image Flow’s  professional staff, who will provide guidance in selecting and enhancing the best image for judging.

Whether you choose to attend and editing session or edit on your own, all photographs must be submitted to the Click Off website no later than midnight on November 8.

The winning photographs will be displayed at the Mill Valley Community Center during the month of December, with an award ceremony and artist reception held on Tuesday, December 5.

The 411: Registration fee: $25 for adults; $15 for Seniors (62 and over) and Youth (15 and under). Prizes will be awarded for the top three places and honorable mention in each category, as well as overall prizes for Best Youth Photograph (15 & under) and Best in Show, The winning photographs will be honored at an Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, December 5, and displayed at the Mill Valley Community Center during the month of December.

MORE INFO. Click here for a gallery of previous winners!

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