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Fair’s photo contest sees some changes this year PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 30 June 2011 22:14

By Jan Schultz

The Imperial Republican

 

One of the popular events at the Chase County Fair each year is the open photo contest.

Plans are to have the contest again this year, with sponsorships from four local businesses, but it comes with a few changes, said fair board member Sheri Clevenger.

This year’s contest will follow the theme “Adventures in Photography.”

There are three divisions in which to enter photos in the 2011 contest:

“Adventures of Growing Old”—Entries in this division should represent people, animals or things that grow old.

“Adventures of Farm and Ranch Life”—Entries should show rural life.

“Adventures of Transportation”—Entries in this division should represent modes of transportation from the past and today.

In previous years, participants entered photos of people, animals or scenery.

There will be both a color and black/white division in each division, with a total of $675 awarded in prize money.

Cash prizes of $40 for first, $30 for second, $20 for third and $10 for fourth will be awarded in each division, with another $75 awarded to the judges’ Best of Show selection.

The prize for Best of Show is up $25 this year from last year’s $50 award.

Participants must be at least 16 years old. There is a $5 fee per entry and all photos submitted must be mounted in an 11 x 14-inch mat.

Sponsors of the 2011 contest include Fine Things Jewelry & Gifts, Johnson Publications, Inc., Chase 3000 and the Imperial Credit Union.

Deadline for submitting entries is Aug. 1. All entries will be displayed during the fair.

Forms are available at Fine Things Jewelry and Gifts, The Imperial Republican or from Clevenger. She can be reached at 308-883-5475, or by mail at: P.O. Box 327, Imperial NE 69033.