Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL

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July 16, 2013

Entries sought for Daily News photo contest

Time to dust off those cameras and head out on a hunt for the best farm-related photos. The Effingham Daily News is asking readers to show life on the farm for the newspaper’s annual Farm Fair Photo Contest.

Submit photographs for a chance at publication in our annual Farm Fair edition during the last week of July and the first week of August, and have an opportunity to win a little extra cash if the photograph is chosen as the best of the crop in one of four categories: Best Farm Scene, Best Farm Moment, Best Photo by a Child and Best Overall Photo. The first three categories carry a $25 cash prize and the best overall photo carries a $50 prize. The Best Photo by a Child category is for entries from children who are age 12 and under.

All photos submitted to the contest must be farm or rural-lifestyle related. No professional photos will be accepted.

The winning photos, as well as a selection of the other photos submitted, will run in a section of this year’s Farm Fair.

Photos must be submitted to the Effingham Daily News by 5 p.m. July 22. The following information needs to be included with the photo when submitted: the name, address and phone number of the person submitting the photo, the name of the person who took the photo and a caption for the photo, including a list of names of any persons in the photo, where and when the picture was taken and what the photo is about. Each person is allowed to enter five (5) photos in the competition.

Entries may be dropped off at the Daily News office at 201 N. Banker St., Effingham; mailed to Effingham Daily News, PO Box 370, Effingham, IL 62401; or emailed to news@effinghamdailynews.com.

If printed photos are sent or brought to the newspaper and the owner would like them returned, a stamped, self-addressed envelope must be included with the entry.

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