Press Women sponsor open photo contest
Do you have a great photo taken at a family reunion or on
a vacation trip? Or maybe a picture snapped at a sporting
activity or as part of the job? Enter it in this years
Idaho Press Women photo contest for amateur and professional
The contest is open to anyone who takes photos from
moms at soccer games to professionals with studios. Entries
will be judged on quality, artistic expression, impact and
viewpoint, all of those things we consider when we try
to figure out why a photo touches our hearts, said Cathy
Koon, District 6 public information specialist.
Entries are due by March 15, and winners will be announced
during the organizations annual spring conference April
30-May 1 in Boise. The photo contest is separate from IPWs
annual communications contest and is open to non-members,
amateurs and professionals.
Cash prizes will be awarded in each category. The amount
will depend on the number of entries received. Those who attend
the spring conference will vote on a Peoples Choice
winner to receive an additional $50 cash prize.
Photographs can be entered in two general categories: color
or black-and-white. Sub-categories in each of the general
Photos should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches. Photos
can be submitted on disk but will be printed on an ink jet
printer for judging. Do not send framed or mounted prints.
The entrants name, category and sub-category should
be written on the back of the photograph in the lower left-hand
corner. For publicity purposes, please include a short biography
of the photographer.
Mail entries to Koon at 43 East 3rd South, St. Anthony, ID
83445 no later than Monday (March 15). The fee is $5 per photo.
Entries cannot be returned unless accompanied by a self-addressed,
stamped envelope. Winners will be notified by mail.
Anyone interested in attending the conference for the contest
presentation May 1 can request conference information from
IPW President Meg Donahue, P.O. Box 405, Challis, ID 83226,
or log on to the IPW web site at http://www.idahopresswomen.org.