The 11th annual Via Colori festival is ready for our close-up! We want to see what you see. Any professional, amateur or hobbyist photographer are invited to submit your best photographs taken only during the Via Colori Street Painting Festival during the weekend of November 19-20, 2016. Anyone interested should submit their images beginning 12:01 a.m on November 20, 2016 through 11:59 p.m. on January 31, 2017. Images submitted will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges who will choose the winning images based on concept, artistic quality, creativity and marketability.

Of these images, the contest will also designate 4 top honors:

  • “Best Use of Color”– The overall best photograph based on use of capturing color, artistic quality and creativity
  • “Best Detail Shot”– Best example of macro photography, which refers to taking pictures of things at close range, show casing the details within the image 
  • “Best Artist at Work”– Best example of a Houston Via Colori 2016 artist in the process of street painting
  • “Best Spirit of the Festival”– Best example of an image that captures the overall spirit of the festival – “connecting the community to art while bringing awareness to The Center for Hearing and Speech”

All winners will be be announced on our website and social media campaigns in the Spring of 2017.  CHS will present the photographers who win one of the top four honors with an exclusive prize package. Plus, all winning images may be featured in future Via Colori promotional materials and the 2017 Via Colori program.

Pre-register for the Visualize Via Colori Photo Contest by Wednesday, November 16, 2016 and we will include the Photographer’s Breakfast early bird entrance at Via Colori on Sunday, November 20, 2016. You will be able to enter the festival grounds at 9:00 a.m., one hour before the festival gates open to the public. Complimentary breakfast bites and coffee will be provided.

See official Photography Contest Rules and FAQs for details.