Joyce K. L. Smith Environmental Photography Show & Competition

2018 Theme: Wetland Wonders

Entries due by NOON on Friday, August 31st. FACEBOOK EVENT

Opening Reception: October 5th from 3-5pm at Binghamton City Hall Gallery. FACEBOOK EVENT

Exhibit open: October 5th- 26th

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Complete Rules and Guidelines

Model Release Form 
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The Broome County EMC is pleased to announce the 2018 Environmental Photography Competition. This marks the 18th year for the event which returned in 2017 after a 5 year hiatus.

Entrants may submit up to three (3) photographs for consideration in three (3) categories: wildlife, plant life, and natural landscape. This year there will also be a prize for one photo from all entries that best fits this year's theme, Wetland Wonders. A panel of professionals will select winning photographs as follows:

  • Best in show

  • Entry that best represents this year's theme

  • Best entry from a high school student

  • First place in each category

  • Up to 5 honorable mentions in each category.

Winners and those receiving honorable mention will be exhibited at the Broome County Arts Council Gallery from October 5th through October 26th. An opening reception and awards ceremony, open to the public, will be held during First Friday on October 5th from 6-9pm.

This event was made possible by contributions by the following:

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Memorial Fund Donations 

The event is held in honor of Joyce K.L. Smith, a longtime EMC member and local leader for the environment. Contributions to the Joyce Smith Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to furthering environmental education and enhancing environmental quality, are welcome and appreciated. Donations can be submitted via the event registration page (click enter here above) or by mail to Broome County EMC, Broome County Office Building, 60 Hawley St, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902.

For more information, please visit or contact the Environmental Management Council at 607-778-2375, weekdays.

The EMC is Broome County government's citizens’ advisory board on local environment matters. Joyce Smith and her husband, Paul, played key roles in establishing and maintaining the work of the EMC and made many significant contributions to the organization over the years. Joyce helped to establish and plan the EMC’s first Photo Show. The Show was renamed in her honor and a memorial fund was established in her name  commemorating her dedication to the EMC and her appreciation for Broome County's environment.