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It's 2020 and the Eighteenth Annual Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest and Exhibition is Here!!

By Jerry Penley
Item # EN42

This year Sponsored by:

Adventure Time Hot Air Ballooning, Allison Outdoor Advertising, Eastman Camera Club, Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Home, Hardee's of Kingsport, Holston Valley Broadcasting Corp, Kingsport Art Guild, Kingsport Imaging Systems, Inc.,

The Kingsport Renaissance Center, Kingsport Times-News, Mac's Medicine Mart, Mycroft Signs, Penjacc Productions, Rainbow's End Floral and Gift Shop, Signature Properties, Spivey, King & Spivey, LLP, Stir Fry Cafe, and The Loafer

Don't miss your opportunity to enter for a chance to win cash prizes and ribbons!

Mark your calendars!!

Entry dates are April 27 - May 8 and Saturdays May 2 and May 9, 2020 

Entry times are Monday- Friday 10am- 5pm and Saturdays from 10pm- 3pm at Rainbow's End Floral and Gift Shop 

Saturday May 9th will be the last day to enter!

We have Amateur and Proficient levels, and a very exciting Youth level for our 14 and under photographers, so grab your cameras and enter to win too. This contest is a chance for photographers of all ages to show off their talents, and is open to everyone across the country. 

All events will take place at

The Kingsport Arts Guild Gallery - c/o Kingsport Renaissance Center - 1200 E. Center St, Kingsport, TN

Please join us on Saturday May 16th for the photograph judging.  The judging is open to the public from 10 a.m. until finish.

Photography will be on exhibit June 3- June 29 - during the Center's regular business hours

 The Awards Ceremony and Reception will take place Sunday June 7th, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

And don't miss the People's Choice Award to be announced Sunday June 21st at 3 p.m.

You can view all this information on the second page of your application. If you need to reprint, they are still shown below until after the ceremony and reception.

Best of luck to all of you!!

2020 Applications:

First Page of Application

Second Page of Application









Tip of The Month
put anything in a frame without a mat or a liner.  Matting and liners were designed to keep art
projects away from the covering glass.

Over a period of time, photos and art projects can stick to the covering glass and doesn't come off.

Stitchery projects that touch the covering glass can draw moisture and mold or mildew.

Let us advise you on your questions.

General News

Jerry A. Penley, founder and creator of Penjacc Productions and this website, passed away April 14, 2006.  Many

of you didn't know him personally, but knew his site and photography.  He may be gone but not forgotten for he lives

on in the photographs and this website that he took such great pride in.  He is still guiding us every time we are out taking

photographs.   The Ole Ridgerunner has gone home.


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