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Joyce K. L. Smith Environmental Photography Show & Competition

Entries due by NOON on Friday, May 26thFACEBOOK EVENT

Opening Reception: July 7th from 6-9pm at the Broome County Arts Council Gallery. FACEBOOK EVENT

Exhibit open: July 7th- July 28th

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(Required for photos of people)

The Broome County Environmental Management Council (EMC) is pleased to announce the return of the Environmental Photography Competition. The 2017 event marks the return of the popular program last held in 2012. Held in memory of Joyce K. L. Smith,  a local leader and community activist for the environment, the intent of the show is to highlight the beauty of Broome County’s environment. Winning photos will be displayed at the Broome County Arts Council Gallery for the month of July. 

Entrants may submit up to three (3) photographs for consideration in three (3) categories: wildlife, plant life, and natural landscape. This year there will also be a prize for one photo from all entries that best fits this year's theme, "Our Forested Lands". A panel of professionals will select winning photographs as follows:

  • Best in show
  • Entry that best represents this year's theme
  • Best entry from a high school student
  • First place in each category
  • Up to 5 honorable mentions in each category.

Winners and those receiving honorable mention will be exhibited at the Broome County Arts Council Gallery from July 7th through July 28th. An opening reception and awards ceremony, open to the public, will be held during First Friday on July 7th from 6-9pm.

This event was made possible by contributions by the following:

Memorial Fund Donations 

The event is held in honor of Joyce K.L. Smith, a longtime EMC member and local leader for the environment. Contributions to the Joyce Smith Memorial Fund, which is dedicated to furthering environmental education and enhancing environmental quality, are welcome and appreciated. Donations can be submitted via the event registration page (click enter here above) or by mail to Broome County EMC, Broome County Office Building, 60 Hawley St, PO Box 1766, Binghamton, NY 13902.

For more information, please visit www.gobroomecounty.com/emc or contact the Environmental Management Council at 607-778-2375, weekdays.

Joyce Kam Lan Smith


The EMC is Broome County government's citizens’ advisory board on local environment matters. Joyce Smith and her husband, Paul, played key roles in establishing and maintaining the work of the EMC and made many significant contributions to the organization over the years. Joyce helped to establish and plan the EMC’s first Photo Show. The Show was renamed in her honor and a memorial fund was established in her name  commemorating her dedication to the EMC and her appreciation for Broome County's environment.