Hancock's third annual Our Town photo contest accepting entries

April 10, 2008

HANCOCK - Anyone interested in taking pictures for the third annual "Our Town" photograpy contest is reminded the deadline for submitting entries is the end of May.

The purpose of the contest is to promote, encourage and recognize area photographers for excellence in photographic skills, and to promote community pride by exhibiting photos that characterize life in and around the town of Hancock.

The contest is sponsored by the Hancock Area Photo Club, the Hancock Arts Council, War Memorial Library which is supplying exhibition/reception space and a collection point, and RE/MAX Achievers which is coming up with prize money.

Subject matter should be appropriate for the theme - people, places or things that demonstrate the character, institutions, traditions and lifestyle of Hancock and the surrounding community.


Buildings, memorials, scenery, animals, sports, activities, parades, cemeteries in the town of Hancock, and nearby areas are all appropriate subjects.

Photos taken by entrants since January, 2002, will be accepted. Entrants will complete an entree form with relevant camera information, and submit appropriate contact information - phone number, e-mail address and a mailing address.

Entree forms are available at the library. Each photo submitted will have affixed to the back - the title, the photographer's name and phone number.

Participation is encouraged by photographers of all levels of competency. Two photos per entrant can be submitted at no cost. A $5 entree fee will be charged for each additional photo submitted. Only the judges are deemed ineligible.

Photo submissions will be at least 8 x10 inches in size, black and white or color, digital or film cameras. Photos must be of high enough resolution and quality to be displayed clearly. High quality computer prints are acceptable. Submissions do not need to be framed.

Entrants agree to allow the free use of submitted photos to be reproduced in newspapers, online, or in advertising for the photo contest and for the community. Photos submitted may also be used in a Hancock downtown window display.

The next meeting of the Hancock photo club will be May 11.

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