The Berkeley Historical Society has announced that it is sponsoring the first Berkeley Historical Society Life Magazine-style photo essay competition, and the Berkeley Daily Planet has agreed to be a co-sponsor. A total of $1,028 will be awarded for 12 prizes: first prizes, $127, second, $75, third, $50.
Entries will be accepted from now until March 19 at 4 p.m. They should be delivered to the Berkeley History Center, 1931 Center St., Berkeley, 94704, in the west wing of the Veterans’ Building. The center is open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Its telephone number is 841-0181.
Four categories of entries will be eligible: junior high and high school students, college students, adults and seniors 55 years of age and older. All contestants must be residents of California. Criteria for judging include: human interest and originality of research; visual impact and photography excellence in black/white, color and/or digital prints; and historic relevance to Berkeley, past and present, for publication or exhibition.
All entries should be mounted on 30” x 40” mount boards furnished by the Society, with a maximum of six mounted photographic prints of any size, in black and white, or color. 150 words of text, including captions, will be allowed.
On Saturday, Feb. 19, a free advisory “How To” workshop will be offered at the History Center.
Winners will be announced on Friday, April 1, the 127th anniversary of the founding of Berkeley and the second anniversary of the revived Berkeley Daily Planet.