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Dogwood Festival Amateur Photo Contest

Last updated on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

(ORLEANS) - This year’s Dogwood Festival Amateur Photo Contest will be on display at the Orleans Christian Church Unity Hall for three days of the festival.

The Unity Hall will be open for the display during the festival Thursday and
Friday from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Deadline for entries will be May 1st and photos may be dropped off at the office of the Progress Examiner. They can be picked up at the Unity Hall after the parade on Saturday or they will be taken to the Progress on Monday afternoon.

There will be a $1 entry fee this year. Photos can be entered in four categories: people, animals, nature and miscellaneous.

Black & white and color in these categories; and entrants will need to choose in which category they want their photo judged.

All photos must be no smaller than a 5x7 and must be framed or matted. Due to
the large size of the frames of last year's entries, photographers are asked not submit photos that are both framed and matted. This poses problems with displaying the photos.

Entries should include the name and telephone number of the photographer, as well as
the category of choice for judging. This can be done with a sticky note on the back of the frame or matte.

Professional photographers should not enter; if a photo entered is deemed to have been taken by a professional, it will be for display only.

Entries are limited to no more than 3 per person.

Submissions should be limited to photographs taken by the entrants. You should not submit a photo unless you are the photographer.

Out-of-town judges will rate the photos based on several attributes. First and second
place will be given in each category, and the People's Choice award will be
done by a quarter a vote.

New last year was the "Where in Orleans...was this photo taken?". This contest will be back again for 2012 and people will have a chance to win prizes if they can correctly identify where the photos were taken.

Those with questions can contact contest chair Becky Padgett at 865-3948 or by e-mail at orleanspadgett@aol.com.

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