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Volume 26, Number 11 — November 2018

Arts Calendar

Washington Co. Va. launches "Picture Yourself Here" contest

Date(s):  June 25 - December 31, 2018
Location:  Abingdon,

ABINGDON, VA. — The Washington County, Virginia, Chamber of Commerce Tourism Committee is holding a monthly photo contest to help promote Washington County, Virginia, tourism. The contest is open to amateur photographers only, and photographs must be taken in Washington County. Entries are submitted on the Washington County Chamber of Commerce Facebook page.

Entries will be judged by Facebook users voting for their favorite picture.This is a monthly contest. Photographs are submitted “real time,” and the winning photograph will be announced by the fifthof each month. The entry with the most votes for that month is the winner. Contestants are encouraged to share their photographs and then ask their friends to vote their photo. Submissions must include a caption with the Washington County location where the photograph was shot (i.e., Bald Eagle flying over North Fork of the Holston in Mendota, Va.).

Examples of winning photographs include scenes depicting areas of Washington County throughout the seasons of the year (barns, bridges, trails, trees, flowers, bodies of water, weather), photos of livestock and wildlife within Washington County (only photos of live animals will be accepted), photographs of different events (festivals, parades and local businesses in Washington County), and people participating in recreational activities and work in Washington County (gardening, farming, swimming, kayaking, hiking, biking).

The photographer submitting the winning photo will receive a $50 gift card. Photos may be used in an annual calendar which may be used as a Washington County Chamber of Commerce fundraiser.

Contact Samantha Tetter at 276-628-8142 or emailadmincoc@bvu.netwith any questions.

Topics: Photography

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