August 2020 – Summer Color

The theme for August is Summer Color. Summer is a rich and vibrant season filled with color from the ripening red and green vegetables in backyard gardens to the aqua pools and beaches. We want to see what colors your summer has been saturated with.

Judge: The judge for this month is Jo Mattison. A fine arts painter by trade, Jo includes photography in her artistic repertoire. After earning a BFA in college and a stretch as an interior designer, she began doing murals and trompe l’oeil on walls and ceilings, all the while photographing the processes and end results. Mattison’s paintings can be found brightly coloring walls in the US and abroad while her largest commercial installation is in Pegasus Bank in Dallas.

Prizes: There will be two prizes awarded in this contest: The Judge’s Choice winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to DCP that can be used toward a membership, classes and workshops, and private tutoring. This gift certificate does not expire. The People’s Choice winner will receive a one year Silver- Single membership to DCP ($95 value). Finalists for the People’s Choice will be selected by the judge and will be posted on DCP’s Instagram for voting. The photo with the most likes will be the People’s Choice winner.


  1. Take a photo that represents summer color.
  2. Follow us on Instagram @dallascenterforphotography
  3. Upload your image to Instagram. Make sure your account is not private!
  4. Caption or comment on the photo #DCPSummerColor and @dallascenterforphotography
  5. Post your image!

Images can come from any type of camera but must be shared on Instagram. Winner may be required to show proof of native capture. This means we may ask you to submit the original camera file. Copyright will remain with the photographer. DCP reserves the right to post the photo on the DCP website and social media platforms. No other rights are transferred to DCP by photographer. Remember, if your Instagram account is set to private we can’t see your photo.

Here comes the legal stuff: This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram. By entering, entrants confirm they are 16+ years of age, release Instagram of responsibility, and agree to Instagram’s term of use.

Contest begins 8/3/20 and ends 8/12/20 at midnight.

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