The 11th annual Wallowa County digital photo contest gets under way next month, and the submissions are accepted starting Jan. 1, 2018.
Except for Chieftain staff and Wallowa Valley Photo Club members, the contest is open to all amateur photographers from Wallowa County, including those who vacationed here, and photos can be of any subject and snapped at any time. It is sponsored by the Chieftain and the Photo Club .
All submitted photos will be displayed on the Chieftain’s website as they are received. Each contestant may submit as many as five photos, with each photo being of a distinct subject. Photos that were previously winners of the contest are not eligible to be resubmitted.
There are two divisions: students age 17 and younger and adults.
The People’s Choice awards will be given to the most popular submitted photos, with first, second and third places in each division. Everyone can vote by browsing the Chieftain’s contest web page and choosing afavorite student photo or adult photo. Prizes are $40, $20, $10, plus certificates.
Overall best photos, with first, second and third places in each of the two divisions is determined by the judges. Prizes are $40, $20, and $10, plus certificates. Honorable mentions may be awarded a the discretion of the judges. Prizes for honorable mentions will be certificates.
Submissions to the contest may be made beginning Jan. 1 and will be accepted through Jan. 20. Voting for the People’s Choice Award is Jan. 21 through Feb. 4. Winners will be announced in the Feb. 14 issue of the Chieftain.
All submissions must be digital –– prints and slides are not accepted. However, prints and slides may be scanned and digital copies submitted. Digital photos may be submitted via the Chieftain’s online submission form at wallowa.com.
Once there, click the link “Photo Contest” under the “Photos & Videos” main menu item. Photos can also be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org, and CDs with photos may be mailed to Wallowa County Chieftain, P.O. Box 338, Enterprise, OR 97828 or dropped off at the Chieftain office, 209 NW 1st, Enterprise.
For more information, see the complete contest rules on the contest web site, call 541-432-0467, or email email@example.com.