COM student April Walsch's winning photo from 2012

Have a stunning photo snapped with your cell phone? Now those with striking cell phone images may submit them to College of the Mainland’s Oh Snap 2! Cell Phone Photo Contest for a chance to have the picture displayed in the COM Art Gallery. The best in show winner will receive a $300 prize.

COM Art Gallery director Mayuko Gray conceived the contest, back by popular demand.
“During the last contest we had more than 2,300 entries,” said Gray. “Everyone has a cell phone now and captures moments in their lives. We wanted people to share them.”
Juliana Forero, director of education for the Houston Center for Photography, will judge the exhibition.
Last year’s winner, COM Collegiate High School student April Walsch, successfully launched a wedding and portrait photography business after her photo of dew-dropped berries garnered attention.
To enter the contest, open to anyone residing within the 100-mile radius of COM, email up to 10 photos In the subject line, type your full name, title and contact phone number separated by underscores, for example, John Smith_Title_8320001234.
By submitting photos to this exhibition, artists grant permission to reproduce their work for print and electronic media.
The COM Art Gallery is committed to making contemporary artwork accessible and is free and open to the public. The gallery is located in the COM Fine Arts Building and open Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and by appointment.

For more information, call 409-933-8354 or 1-888-258-8859, ext. 8354 or email