Solon Center for the Arts is now accepting applications for the FOCUS 2014 Photography Competition. FOCUS 2014, a photography competition bringing communities together through art, is in its ninth year.

The deadline for registration is March 15 at 2 p.m.

Photographers throughout Northeast Ohio are encouraged to enter their work and have it exhibited at the opening reception April 11 at Solon Community Center,35000 Portz Parkway in Solon, from 6 to 8 p.m. This reception is free and open to the public.

Artwork that is selected to move on will be displayed at SCA or The Beck Center for the Arts through the month of May.

Closing receptions will be at The Beck Center for the Arts on May 29 and at SCA on May 30. Both receptions will be from 6 to 7 p.m. and are free and open to the public.

Applications can be found online at, at SCA or by visiting any of the FOCUS 2014 partner cities including Aurora Parks and Recreation, Brecksville Center for the Arts, Twinsburg Parks and Recreation and Streetsboro Parks and Recreation.

For more information about FOCUS 2014 call SCA at 440-337-1400 or visit