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It's 2016 and the Fourteenth Annual Kingsport Spring Spectacular Photography Contest and Exhibition is Here!!

By Jerry Penley �1994
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This year Sponsored by:

Penjacc Productions, Kingsport Imaging Systems Inc., The Kingsport Times-News, The Kingsport Arts Guild, Eastman Camera Club, Rainbow's End Floral Shop, Adventure Time Hot Air Ballooning,

The Kingsport Renaissance Center, Stir Fry Cafe, Express Signs, Food City, Hamlet Dobson Funeral Home, Spivey, King & Spivey, and Holston Valley Broadcasting Corp.

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

Mark your calendars!!

Entry dates are May 2 - May 14 2016 

Entry times are Monday- Friday 10am- 5pm and Saturdays 10pm- 3pm 

Saturday May 14th 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 21st for the photograph judging.  The judging is open to the public from 10 a.m. until finish.

Photography will be on exhibit May 29-June 22, 2016 - during the Center's regular business hours

 The Awards Ceremony and Reception will take place Sunday May 29th, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

And don't miss the People's Choice Award to be announced Saturday June 11th 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!!

2016 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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