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Ripple Effects Photography Workshop

May 18, 2023 @ 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Ripple Effects Student Photography Workshop with John Nation

FREE for students ages 6-18

Location: Community Boat House

Water is vital to life on Earth and our city is fortunate to be nestled along the mighty Ohio River, and close to beautiful streams and wetlands. But we also face frequent flooding and pollution is a threat to many of our waterways.

To mark Earth Day 2023, the Ripple Effects: Exploring Water in Louisville photo contest invites all K-12 students in the Louisville area to capture images of what water means to them. What is most beautiful about water in our community? What water-related problems do we need to address? How do we use, recreate, and interact with water?

Cash prizes for 1st ($200), 2nd ($100), 3rd ($50), and honorable mention ($25) will be awarded for the best photographs in the following age categories: kindergarten through 2nd grade; 3rd through 5th grade, middle school, and high school. The winning entries will also be featured in an exhibit at the Kentucky State Fair.

Photo submissions are due by August 5th (one photo per student).

As part of this special photography competition, students ages 6-18 are invited to participate in a FREE photography workshop with award winning photographer, John Nation.  The workshop begins with a short talk led by a professional photographer followed by a supervised hike outside on the site’s grounds. Please bring your own camera.

Link to register: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeARNrCzwdFXepkDr6PYF6mVSYRxzf_Tmc4_nDczEsvKTLbeQ/viewform

The Ripple Effects Photo Contest is presented by the Louisville Free Public LibraryKentucky Division of WaterKentucky Center for African American HeritageUniversity of LouisvilleLouisville Water CompanyWaterfront ParkMSDLouisville Photographic SocietyLouisville Photo Biennial, and River City Paddle Sports.

Special thanks to the Louisville Sustainability Council and the Library Foundation for helping fund this year’s contest.


Logos of all the sponsors of the Ripple Effects

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May 18, 2023
2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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