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County-wide Exhibition coordinated by Art Gallery of Northumberland

"Northumberland Went To War" (NWTW) is a collaborative project initiated by Art Gallery of Northumberland (AGN) and focused on local participation in World War I. The concept is supported by other organizations within Northumberland County. In addition to AGN, representatives of Cobourg Museum Foundation, Port Hope Archives, and the Northumberland Photography Club are involved in setting up the framework for this county-wide exhibition.

The project will include a month long November 2016 exhibition at the AGN's Gallery at Victoria Hall in Cobourg, with "pop-up" or small exhibits/displays in seven to ten smaller locations throughout the County during the last two weeks of October 2016. Material from many of these exhibits will then move to AGN's Gallery in Cobourg. The proposed Exhibition will take place from Thursday, November 3 to Sunday, December 4, 2016.

The AGN's Paul Kane Gallery will feature photographs of the County's many cenotaphs in addition to Honour Rolls available to us from various archives.

This project is expected to raise awareness of the military participation of Canada and specifically, Northumberland County in World War I and that participation took many forms in addition to military. The hope is to spread a greater understanding of the impact of this event regionally and nationally through a successful community partnership. To support this project, the Northumberland Photography club is hosting a NWTW Cenotaph Photo Competition (see rules below).

"NORTHUMBERLAND WENT TO WAR" Photo Competition Rules

  1. The competition is open to all members of NPC and non-members who are residents of Northumberland County
  2. The Photographs must:
    1. be submitted in Black & White only
    2. be able to be printed by the AGN in a 16"x20" format.
  3. The Photographer:
    1. may submit one image for each cenotaph; essentially a maximum 17 images; the Photographer may submit fewer images at his/her discretion
    2. must provide one signoff in a separate email for use of their photograph(s)
    3. must provide a Model Release for any recognizable people in the image upon request by AGN
  4. For judging purposes, each photograph is to be submitted as follows:
    1. individually (one cenotaph per email) via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    2. subject line to identify the cenotaph contained therein as per the Cenotaph list provided. For example: Cenotaph #1 (Newtonville)
    3. digital copy submitted for judging to be less than 6 MB in size
  5. The timeline is as follows:
    1. deadline for submission of entries is midnight is July 31, 2016
    2. judging to be completed and shared with AGN and photographers by August 15, 2016.
    3. The photographer of the selected image(s) will provide a digital file to NPC in the original/highest resolution available to support a print with the dimensions of 16" x 20" by August 31, 2016.
  6. The selected photographs:
    1. One photograph of each cenotaph, as selected by the judges, will be displayed in the AGN's Paul Kane Gallery from November 3 to December 4, 2016.
    2. AGN will arrange to print the selected photographs, and frame them for display at no cost to the photographer.
    3. The photographer is encouraged to sign the mat used for framing before the framing is done; this will be coordinated by AGN.
    4. The photographer will be invited to be involved in the presentation of the selected photograph to the community (town hall, library, etc.)
    5. The photographer(s) will retain copyright to the image and the photographer will agree, without any payment, that:
      1. The framed photograph will be owned by AGN
      2. The photographer provides a non-exclusive license for AGN to reproduce the photograph in collateral materials promoting NWTW
      3. The framed photograph, at the end of the exhibition, will be donated to the community, with appropriate credit to the photographer. The photographer is encouraged to attend the donation.
      4. A copy of the photograph, at the end of the exhibition, will be donated to the Port Hope Archives and Northumberland Archives

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