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College of the Mainland
News Release
Monday, January 30, 2012


TEXAS CITY -- Have you ever taken a photo with your cell phone and thought it was worthy of being in an art gallery?

This could be your big break!

The College of the Mainland Art Gallery, in conjunction with FotoFest Houston, is sponsoring the inaugural “Oh Snap!” juried cell phone photo exhibition.

The deadline for entries is Thursday, Feb. 2 and the first place prize is $100.

The second and third place winners will receive honorable mention and will be displayed in the Gallery between Feb. 27 and March 29 along with dozens of other entries.  The winners will be announced at a reception from 12:30-1:30 p.m. on March 1.

Gallery director Mayuko Gray came up with the idea to host a contest.

“I wanted students to know about the gallery,” Gray said.

The contest is free of charge. Any person who lives within 100 miles of COM is eligible to enter the contest and each person may submit up to 10 images.

All submitted photos must be captured by any mobile device such as a cell phone or smartphone with e-mail capability. Any photo suspected of not being captured on such a device will be disqualified.

Photos must be e-mailed to with the contestants’ full name, title and phone number in the subject line. Example: JohnSmith_Title8320001234.

For more information, contact Gray at 409-933-8354 or

College of the Mainland offers a wide range of classes, from nationally accredited associate degrees and certifications to skills, hobbies and trades. COM has an excellent professor-to-student ratio that helps instructors connect with their classes. We’re the launch pad for success stories throughout the Mainland.

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