The deadline is approaching for the Falls Church City TV Photo and Video Contest, in which students enrolled City public cchools are eligible to compete for one of two $250 Bob Morrison prizes. This first annual contest was created by the TV station’s Cable Access Board in memory of longtime board member, Morrison.
“Falls Church City lost a great talent when Bob passed away last summer,” Cable Access Board President Barbara Cram said. “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.”
The contest is open to students in grades K–12 (during the 2009-2010 school year) who live or attend school in Falls Church City. Students may submit photographs or videos 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 Web site, www.fcctv.net. All entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010. No late entries will be accepted.
The late Morrison’s photographs were often showcased in art shows, schools and businesses throughout Falls Church 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.
He 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.