The Mill Valley Arts Commission‘s annual Click Off Photography Competition, which turned 20 years old last year, is ready for its Click Off Kick-Off event at the Mill Valley Community Center on Tuesday, October 22 at 6pm. At the Click Off-Kick Off,” photo subject categories will be randomly chosen by participants. 

The kick-off event provides Mill Valley shutterbugs of all ages and ability levels with everything they’ll need to participate in the competition and submit their best photos in a range of subject categories that highlight Marin’s unique characteristics and subsequently reveal each photographer’s perspective through the camera lens – and cell phone photos are encouraged.

If participants cannot attend the Kick-Off event, categories will be randomly assigned and provided to participants the following day via email. Participants will have until November 6 to capture digital pictures that best represent the subject  and electronically upload a single image entry to the competition.

At the “Kick Off” event, participants may sign up for an editing session or make an appointment with The Image Flow at 415-388-3569. Participants will have the opportunity to spend 15 minutes with a professional photographer who will provide guidance in selecting and enhancing the best image for judging. 

Whether photographers choose to attend an editing session or load their entry on their own, images must be uploaded to the Click-Off designated website (TBA) no later than midnight November 7. 

The top contestants in each category will win excellent prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd place and honorable mention. Prizes will be awarded for Best Youth Photograph (15 & under) and Best in Show. 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 3.

Contest fees are $25 for adults or $15 for individuals 15 years and under or 62 and over. 
GO HERE to complete the online Click Off application.

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 3, and displayed at the Mill Valley Community Center during the month of December. MORE INFO.

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