West Shore Gallery owner Tammi Knorr a finalist in Smithsonian Magazine's 8th annual photo contest

Wormleysburg, PA resident and co-owner of West Shore Gallery, Inc. is one of 50 finalists (of 50,000+ entrants) in Smithsonian Magazine's 8th annual photography contest.
By: B V Wertheimer
 
March 6, 2011 - PRLog -- Wormleysburg, PA - Tammi Knorr, a resident of this borough, and co-owner of the West Shore Gallery, Inc. (located at 100 South Front Street in the borough), has been selected as one of 50 finalists (of 50,000+ entrants) in Smithsonian Magazine's 8th annual photography contest. Knorr's image "Lonely Schoolhouse" was one of ten finalists in the Americana category. The five category winners, grand prize winner and people's choice winner will be announced this summer.

A link to the contest page is provided below:
http://www.smithsonianmag.com/photocontest/8th-annual/8th-americana-6.html#IMAGES

About the contest:
Our eighth photo contest brings a new opportunity for Smithsonian to see the world through your unique lens. After seven competitions, our editors have seen over 140,000 photographs from more than 90 countries around the world. What makes a photograph a Smithsonian winner? Technical quality, clarity and composition are all important, but so too is a flair for the unexpected and the ability to capture a picture-perfect moment.

Contestants enter photographs in five categories—Altered Images, Americana, The Natural World, People and Travel—that represent subjects of special interest to the magazine. Fifty finalists will be selected, ten for each of the five categories. Smithsonian will notify the 50 finalists by February 28, 2011. From these 50 finalists, five category winners and a grand prize winner will be selected. The entries of all winners and finalists will be published on the magazine's Web site on March 1, 2011. At that time, readers can vote online for one readers' choice winner. The winning entries will be published in the print edition of Smithsonian magazine during summer 2011.

Category winners will be awarded $500. The readers' choice winner will be awarded $500. The grand prize winner will receive a Smithsonian Journeys Grand Canyon Weekend Adventure for two, or the wholesale cash equivalent.

About Tammi Knorr
Professionally, Tammi is a portrait and wedding photographer and co-owner of West Shore Gallery, Inc. Her award-winning fine art photography has appeared in several books, including "Wormleysburg: Jewel on the Susquehanna" and "Hells Kitchen Flea Market", both co-authored with her husband Lawrence. Tammi is known for her ability to find the unique or unusual in everyday things. A new book featuring Key West, Florida will be released shortly.

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West Shore Gallery, Inc., located in Wormleysburg, PA, is a fine art gallery and photography studio. The gallery carries original art work in all media. The photography studio specializes in wedding, portrait and commercial photography.
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