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 "click to win" the 2016 Visualize Via Colori Photo contest. Image submitted will be selected by a panel of three 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 a wonderful prize package which is TBD. Plus, all winning images may be featured in future Via Colori promotional materials and the 2017 Via Colori program.

See official Photography Contest Rules and FAQs for details.