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May 23, 2013

Marion County Photo Contest Underway

Knoxville — Marion County Extension and the Marion County Development Commission (MCDC) have once again joined together to sponsor the annual Marion County Photo Contest. The contest is open to all amateur photographers.

Each person can submit up to 10 photographs. These can be all in one category or split between several categories. Categories include scenic (e.g., landscape and water scenes, historical and outdoor structures, skylines, and gardens), wildlife (e.g., animals, plants, and r insects), and people (residents having fun, action shots—people doing things; no portraits, please).

All photos must be taken in Marion County. Photographs should have a resolution of at least 240 dpi at 11 x 14 inches or be from an original photo negative, print, or slide. There will be two divisions for each category; Adult (age 18 and up) and Youth (age 17 and under). Photographers should use their age on Jan. 1 of the current year to determine the division in which to enter. Entries will be judged by a panel on their creativity, photographic quality, suitability for a calendar lay-out, and their effectiveness in portraying Marion County. The three top photos in each category will be selected for exhibit throughout the county in the year following the contest.

Photos will also be used in a 2013 Marion County Calendar. First, second and third place ribbons will be awarded in each category. A Best of Show prize will also be awarded. The entry deadline is Wednesday, June 12, at noon. To enter, send or deliver CDs to Marion County Extension, 210 N. Iowa St., Knoxville, IA 50138, or email entries (one photo per email) to kackley@iastate.edu.

An entry form must be attached to each CD or accompany each email. Forms (and additional information) are available at the Marion Extension Office or online at www.extension.iastate.edu/marion.

For additional questions, contact Karen Ackley, Ag/Horticulture Assistant, Marion County Extension Office, 641-842-2014, kackley@iastate.edu

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