As a way to encourage RCAP staff across the country to produce communications materials that promote RCAP and raise its profile, the national office sponsored a photography contest in the fall of 2010. The contest was to challenge staff of RCAP’s regional partners to "picture RCAP" – to depict the work of RCAP in the field in photos.
The contest was open to all staff of RCAP’s regional partners, and winners were chosen in three categories by a panel of judges consisting of RCAP national office staff and an at-large member of RCAP’s national board. The winners were announced at RCAP’s national conference, which was held in Washington, D.C., Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, 2010. A winner in a fourth category – "audience favorite" – was chosen by participants at the national conference. The winners were given their choice of prizes of a digital picture frame, an iPod Nano, a Flip video camera, and a Kindle.
All entries and winning photographs can be seen on Flickr.
See below the winners for category descriptions and contest rules.
The winners in each category:
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Photographer’s explanation: Carlos Phillips and Edward McBee, Fleming Neon, Ky.
Photographer’s explanation:Santa Cruz Water Treatment Plant, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Photographer’s explanation: Dudley Farm, Newberry, Fla., taken Sept. 2008
Category: Audience favorite
Photographer’s explanation: This is a photo of a duct-taped well head. The photo is a perfect visual of how small, rural communities
Entries were accepted and prizes were awarded in these categories:
Photos were judged first on how well they illustrated the work/mission of RCAP and how well they illustrated the category they were entered in. The judges also considered photos’ composition, lighting and artistic and technical qualities when necessary.