Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Coming Soon: WCCLS Photo Contest

Your original photo could appear on the wccls.org main page later this spring. Starting this Monday, February 11, you'll be able to submit your photos on the WCCLS Photo Contest page on this site. (The WCCLS Winter Newsletter implies the contest page is up and running now, but that's jumping the gun just a bit. We're still setting it up. Sorry for the tease.)

What kind of photographs are eligible? We're looking for original, unaltered, color digital images not previously published and created solely by you within Washington County, Oregon. Location matters!

Emphasis will be on landscapes that convey the look and feel of the county. Images of people, pets, domestic or captive animals will not be accepted. You can get an idea from the photographs by Benny Martin and by others we use now. Visit our main page and refresh it a few a times to cycle through the photos we use there currently.

The contest will include photos submitted between February 11 and April 30, 2008. Prizes will be awarded in each age category for First Place and Honorable Mention. Photos will be showcased on the wccls.org for up to one year.

Eligibility is limited to amateur photographers. Officers, employees and representatives of WCCLS, the 14 WCCLS libraries and their immediate families, employees of any sponsor and their immediate families are ineligible to participate. WCCLS shall have the right to verify, in its sole judgment, entrant and winner eligibility. The contest is void where prohibited (whatever that means).

There will be separate entry and prize categories for ages 10-18 and ages 19+. For official contest rules and photo submission form, watch this space. There will be a contest page, promise!