Falls Church City TV and F.C. City Schools are teaming up for the first annual Bob Morrison Student Photo and Video Contest. The competition was created by the TV station’s Cable Access Board in memory of longtime board member, Morrison, who passed away last July 12 at the age of 71.
“Falls Church City lost a great talent when Bob passed away last summer,” Cable Access Board President Barbara Cram said in a press release this morning. “He never left home without a camera, and as a result, he left us a treasure trove of golden memories. Through this contest, we hope to encourage young artists, as Bob often did, to take their best shot and capture the spirit of The Little City.”
Morrison’s photographs were often showcased in art shows, schools and businesses throughout the City. From athletic events to city festivals, he could often be seen capturing the spirit of The Little City, and he encouraged others to do the same with a still camera, or via video by becoming involved with Falls Church City Television. Morrison was also an avid wildlife photographer, and often donated his time to photograph charitable events, such as the DC Central Kitchen’s annual Food Fight.
F.C. students in grades K-12 (during the 2009-2010 school year) are eligible to compete by submitting photographs or video illustrating the theme of “Falls Church City – My Hometown.” Entries will be judged on theme, quality and creativity by a three-person judging panel. The first-place winner in each category will be awarded the $250 cash prize during the Falls Church Cable Access Corporation Annual Meeting in October.
“We wanted to get the word out now so that students could focus on the many local events and activities that take place in Falls Church City during the summer months,” Cram said. “Of course, photos taken or videos produced prior to June may also be entered, so long as they conform to contest rules.”
Entry requirements can be found on the Falls Church City Television website at www.fcctv.net. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24. No late entries will be accepted.