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Award Winning Photography from the Utah State Fair Opens atHobble Creek Elementary

Submitted by on Thu, 01/10/2013 - 14:03
Utah Division of Arts and Museums

Hobble Creek Elementary presents, Prize Photography from the Utah State Fair, part of the Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibition Program. Opening January 10, 2013 at Hobble Creek Elementary, the exhibit features the prize winners from the State Fair's annual photography competition.


Photography is fun! More people are enjoying the hobby and business of photography than ever before. Today it is possible to take and view instantly your work without having to wait for film to be processed.

There are numerous categories which an individual can enter their work in the State Fair. No matter what your photographic interest is, or what equipment you are using you can produce an entry for the Utah State Fair that will be enjoyed by those visiting the Photography Division. Curtis Parker, supervisor of the Utah State Fair Photography Division explains, "The photos entered into the fair inspire and challenge others to take up the hobby of photography. Even if you are not involved in taking pictures, viewing them is an enjoyable pastime. Since digital pictures can be processed in Photoshop it is amazing to see the quality and versatility of the finished product.

Curtis Parker of the Utah State Fair notes, "As the doors open to the public, it’s a joy to watch their expression when they find a ribbon on their print, but whether one finds a ribbon or not, the comment I hear most is 'I’ll be back next year’.”

To enter your photography in the Utah State Fair, please contact Curtis Parker at 801.293.0674


Prize Photography from the Utah State Fair will be shown at Hobble Creek Elementary, 1145 E 1200 N Mapleton], from January 10, 2013 to February 8, 2013 Hobble Creek Elementary is open Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00.  Accompanying educational materials are available. For more information on viewing the exhibition, please call 801-489-2863 or go to


About Utah Arts & Museums and the Traveling Exhibit Program


Utah Arts & Museums’ Traveling Exhibit Program is a statewide outreach program that provides schools, museums, libraries, and community galleries with the opportunity to bring curated exhibitions to their community. This program is supported in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information on participating in the program, please contact Laura Durham at or call 801.533.3582. For media inquires, please contact Alyssa Hickman Grove, at or call 801.236.7555.


Utah Arts & Museums is a division of the Utah Department of Community and Culture with a goal to promote innovation in and the growth of Utah’s arts and culture community. The Division provides funding, education, and technical services to individuals and organizations statewide so that all Utahns, regardless of race, gender, ethnicity or economic status, can access, understand, and receive the benefits of arts and culture. Additional information on the programs and services can be found at or by calling 801.236.7555.


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