The Transylvania Community Arts Council is proud to partner with the White Squirrel Festival this year to takeover the 10th Annual White Squirrel Photography Contest.  It’s finally springtime and all your backyard white critters are scampering about.  If you’re able to catch them in some of their high flying acts or their persistent appearance at what you call a bird feeder, now is the time to bring out your cameras. Photo entries must include at least one local white squirrel in the shot.

Submit your entries to the Transylvania Community Arts Council located at 349 S. Caldwell Street Brevard, NC. Photos may be delivered starting May 1 and deadline to enter is May 9.  Photos can be delivered Monday thru Friday from 9:30 am – 4:30 pm.   

Entry forms are available by calling the TC Arts Council at 884-2787 or be emailing

There is a $5 entry fee to help generate funds for the prizes. Ribbons and prize money will be awarded for first place ($50), second place ($25), and third place ($10).  Five Honorable Mentions ribbons will also be awarded. The public will also have a chance to vote for their favorite for the People’s Choice Award.

Contest Rules:
1) No more than 2 photos per person can be submitted.

2) Photo(s) must be taken by the entrant.

3) Photo(s) must be mounted or framed  (no larger than 8”x10’ print; frame no larger than 11”x14”).

4) Photo(s) must have on the back of the photo entrant’s name, contact information, and name/title of the photo.

5) Photos cannot be digitally enhanced to change the actual circumstances of the squirrel(s) when photo was taken.

Judges will make their determination based on: subject, composition, technique, lighting, creativity, attractiveness, and impact. All winning photos will be displayed during the White Squirrel Festival in downtown Brevard from May 23 – 25. Other photos entered will be on display at the TC Arts Council May 9 – May 30 as part of the TC Arts Council’s art exhibit – “Walk on the Wild Side” – animals in art.

For more information about the White Squirrel Photography Contest call the TC Arts Council at 828-884-2787. For more information on the White Squirrel Festival go to: