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Entries sought for 3rd annual Orleans County Tourism Photo Contest

Staff Reports Posted 23 October 2018 at 9:00 am

Peggy Barringer of Albion won the grand prize in the 2017 contest for this image of a fisherman and sailboat during a sunset at Point Breeze. She also won in 2016 with an image of blossoms at Mount Albion Cemetery.

Once again, Orleans County Tourism wants your best “Tourism Worthy” photos for the 2019 Calendar and Travel Guide.

The 3rd annual Orleans County Tourism Photo Contest is an opportunity to showcase the unique character, events and natural beauty of our region. And, it offers a chance to win a pair of concert tickets. Contest rules are as follows:

• Eligibility: the contest is open to any amateur or professional photographer with the exception of employees of the Orleans County Tourism Department. Images with the photographer’s signature or watermark across the image are not eligible.

• Locale & Subject: all photographs must be taken within Orleans County with a “tourism- draw” subject matter such as recreation, heritage, nature, annual event or tourist attractions.

• Deadline: All entries must be submitted by midnight, Nov. 2, via email or postmarked no later than Nov. 1. Winners will be notified by Nov. 14.

• Submit: Email digital photos and entry form to photos@orleanscountytourism.com or mail prints and entry forms to:

Orleans County Tourism Photo Contest 14016 Route 31 West, Albion, NY 14411

Alternatively, you can fax entry & release forms to 585-589-3283. Contact Lynne Menz at 585-589-3103 with questions.

A panel of judges will rate the photos on the basis of “Tourism Attraction” relevance, subject matter, creativity and quality as well as those which capture the unique quality and beauty of our region. Judges are looking for the “wow factor” or “magazine cover worthy” image.

Click here to see the contest rules and application.

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