Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival Photo Contests Launched in Collaboration with the Padres Trail Camera Club


For Immediate Release

Publicity Contact: Wendy Brickman

(831) 633-4444 or [email protected]

 

The Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival and Padre Trails Camera Club have teamed up to launch two photo contests involving photos of the colorful Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival.  

For 2016, entrants are asked to submit one photo from their visit to the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival over the past 3 years at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center.    Entrants should email their submission to [email protected] no later than June 30, 2016. Submitted image should be a JPEG and sized within a maximum 1024 pixels in width and 768 pixels in height. Representatives from the Padre Trail Camera Club and Wendy Brickman will head up the panel of judges and decisions will be made by July 20, 2016.

Three winners will receive a pair of tickets ($30 advance price value for each pair)  to the upcoming 49th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival at the Monterey County Fair & Event Center to be held on August  6 and 7, 2016. The photos will be judged by the basic elements of a good photographic image, composition, exposure, subject interest, sharpness, and creativity.  In addition, capturing the look and feel of the Festival, including excellent action/motion and multigenerational depiction.  For any questions, call (831) 633-4444 or email [email protected].  

A second collaborative 2017 Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival photo contest in association with the Padre Trails Camera Club is also being launched  now for 2017 which will be the commemorative 50th Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival. Attendees of this year’s August 6 and 7, 2016 event, will be asked to submit a photo from their visit to the 2016 Festival later in the year.

For more information about the 49th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival, go to montereyscotgames.com.

About the Padre Trails Camera Club

Founded in 1948, Padre Trails Camera Club (PTCC) has helped hundreds of serious amateur photographers throughout the Monterey Bay area improve their skills and their creative expression through their photography. PTCC members benefit through open discussions, image and technique sharing, informational programs, "Group Shoots" and friendly monthly competitions. Meetings are free and open to the public. See PTCC’s website, www.padretrailscc.org for details.

About the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival

Fun for all ages, the Festival brings the bright colors of hundreds of tartan plaids and the sounds of many talented bagpipe bands to Monterey! Put on your kilt and sporran, bring your family and friends, and visit the mystical lands of Scotland and Ireland … without even leaving the Monterey Peninsula.  Dozens of kilted athletes, bagpipers and dancers will be back in Monterey entertaining Festival-goers who will enjoy experiencing and learning more about the fascinating Celtic culture. 

The award-winning Scottish Society of the Monterey Peninsula will hold its 49th Annual Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival (www.montereyscotgames.com) on Saturday and Sunday, August 6th and 7th, 2016, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM. The festival will take place at the beautiful and spacious Monterey County Fair & Event Center located at 2004 Fairground Road, Monterey, CA, 93940.

This very popular Celtic celebration brings the music, dance, food and athletic events of Scotland and Ireland to Monterey County.  Featuring fun activities for the whole family, the Monterey Scottish Games & Celtic Festival offers a variety of live Celtic entertainment with exciting massed pipe bands on parade, including many award-winning California-based pipe bands, plus talented Highland and Irish dancers.

Advance discount presale Monterey Scottish Festival tickets, are now on sale at www.montereyscotgames.com.