New regional photography contest to capture Kentucky

November 17, 2018

SOMERSET, Ky. — The Center for Rural Development is launching a new regional photography contest, “Landscapes of our Region,” to celebrate the natural beauty of Southern and Eastern Kentucky.

The contest is open to amateur photographers who live within the center’s 45-country primary service area. All contest entries must include full-color, high-resolution images of a landscape taken in the center’s service region.

The grand prize winner will receive a one-night stay at Courtyard by Marriott in Somerset and VIP dinner and show package (for up to four people) to see the Center Stage performance of A.R. Gurney’s “Love Letters” on Feb. 8, 2019 (prize package valued at $300.)

To be eligible for the contest, all amateur photographers (18 years old or older) must reside in one of these counties within the center’s primary service area: Adair, Bath, Bell, Breathitt, Boyd, Carter, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Elliott, Estill, Floyd, Garrard, Green, Harlan, Jackson, Johnson, Jessamine, Knott, Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Magoffin, Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitney, and Wolfe.

Contestants may enter up to three full-color, high-resolution photos of a landscape taken within The Center’s service region. Landscape is defined as a picture representing a view of natural scenery or a portion of territory that can be viewed at one time from one place. Photos with any form of people, faces, body parts, or silhouettes will not be accepted.

Photos taken with a digital camera, phone, or standard camera will be accepted. All entries must be high-resolution 8 x 10 or 10 x 8 hard copy images (do not frame or matte photographs) and submitted either on a CD or thumb drive. Each entry must be clearly labeled and include proper resolution.

To enter “Landscapes of the Region” photography contest, contestants may mail their entries to The Center for Rural Development, Attn: Debra Hines, 2292 South U.S. 27, Somerset, KY 42501 or drop off entries in person at the front desk in the main lobby between 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

All contest entries must be received by 5 p.m. on Dec. 3, 2018.

For more information or questions about the “Landscape of our Region” photography contest, call 606-677-6000 or email dhines@centertech.com.

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