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"Western Eye" Student Photography Exhibition Opens Monday at Phoenix's Eric Fischl Gallery

Community members will have the chance to view the works of local student photographers in the 44th annual "Western Eye Photography Exhibition," which will open Monday, November 4, at the Eric Fischl Gallery at Phoenix College. The contest is open to all students in the Maricopa Community College district and will be judged by a professional photographer.

Don't worry: If you haven't had a chance to submit your work just, there's still a bit of time left.

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Since 1969, the "Western Eye" Photography Contest has provided opportunities for student artists to have their work judged by professional and get exposure within the community.

This year, New York-based photographer POBY will judge the contest. The athlete-turned-photographer specializes in underwater and sports photography, and has shot advertising campaigns for clients including Nike, Nikon, Porsche Design, and others.

"It's the love for sports combined with design and art, and the collaboration with a wonderful team of creative specialists that give me the chance to live my dream," POBY says in a press release.

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Photos can be submitted to the contest until 6:30 p.m. today. The fee to enter is $15 for three photos plus $10 for each additional photo. Photos submitted can be color, black and white, hand colored, alternative process, and digital prints. They can be no smaller than 5-by-7 and no larger 20-by-24. All entries must be framed and ready to hang. For details about how to enter, visit the Phoenix College website.

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first, second and third place entries in the following quantities respectively: $400, $200, and $100. Winners will be notified on November 1.

The exhibition will open on Monday, November 4, at the Eric Fischl Gallery located in the ART building at Phoenix College. The exhibition will run from November 4 through 27, with an opening reception held on Monday, November 4 from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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