Ripple Effects, Water in Louisville Photo Contest

Ripple Effects Photo Contest

Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville photo contest is presented by Louisville Free Public Library, the Kentucky Division of Water, Kentucky Center for African American Heritage, University of Louisville College of Education, Louisville Water Company, Waterfront Park, and River City Paddle Sports. The contest invites all K-12 students in the Louisville area to capture images of what water means to them. What is the most beautiful aspect about water in our community? What water-related problems do we need to address? How do we use, recreate, and interact with water?

Cash prizes for 1st ($200), 2nd ($100), 3rd ($50), and honorable mention ($25) will be awarded for the best photographs in the following age categories: kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade, middle school, and high school. The winning entries will also be featured in an exhibit this fall as part of the Louisville Photo Biennial.

Students who do not have access to a camera or smart phone will be able to check out a digital camera from LFPL (account must be in good standing). Contact your branch to check availability.

Photo submissions are due by June 10 (one photo per student) and the winners will be announced at a special awards ceremony on June 21 at Waterfront Park.

 


Ripple Effects Photography Workshops

Virtual Workshop - Grades 9-12
with local photographers Aukram Burton and Marvin Young

 

Virtual Workshop - Grades 4-8
Saturday, May 8, 3-4:30 p.m. on Zoom

Learn the power of storytelling through photographing the natural world with local photographer Aukram Burton, director of the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. Special emphasis will be placed on capturing compelling images of water as part of the Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville Photo Contest.

This FREE online workshop is designed for students, grades 4 – 8. Hosted by the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage - click here to register.

In-person Workshop with John Nation and Joe Wolek
Saturday, May 8, 6 p.m. - dusk at Waterfront Park

Join Louisville photographers John Nation and Joe Wolek for this free photography workshop designed for students and their families. This will be a guided walk through Waterfront Park and will be limited to 30 participants. Participants should expect to walk a distance of around 2 miles. Elementary-aged students must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Participants will meet at the Community Boat House in the Yellow Parking Lot and begin the walk through the park over the Big Four Bridge and back. The workshop is hosted by Waterfront Park - click here to register.

*Rain date: Saturday, May 15

Virtual Workshop - Grades K-3
Wednesday, May 12, 9-10:30 a.m. on Zoom

Kids can learn the basics of photography with educator Allison Lester, author of the instructional children’s book Click. Special emphasis will be placed on capturing compelling images of water as part of the Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville Photo Contest.

This FREE online workshop is designed for young students, grades K – 3. Hosted by the Kentucky Center for African American Heritage - click here to register.

 

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Last Updated: 4/29/21