Here’s your opportunity to show off your photography skills….again! Last year’s photo contest resulted approximately 300 pictures and the Steilacoom Historical Museum Association (SHMA) sold just under 1,000 calendars.
Considering the overwhelming positive feedback, SHMA is planning to publish and sell a 2010 calendar featuring scenes of Steilacoom, and we are looking for your best shots! You have from now until August 31st, 2009, to email us up to four (4) pictures that depict people, places and events specifically identified with Steilacoom. The pictures need not be new, but should be current. We are looking to feature all four seasons, and yes, there ARE four seasons… not just “rain” and “no rain”! The calendar will be sold at different town locations and all SHMA functions starting in October. The money raised will go into the SHMA general fund.
Like last year, the top 13 photos will be selected by a SHMA panel of judges. However, we will be displaying all of the submitted pictures at SHMA’s new Facebook page at the end of the contest. You will have a chance to cast your vote for your favorite picture out of the top 13. Your favorite photo will grace the front of the 2010 Steilacoom calendar. All 13 finalists will receive a beautiful professional print of their picture in 13”X19” format, and the contest winner will receive a poster-sized print of their award-winning shot. But, if you’re not on Facebook, and not a “fan” of the “Steilacoom Historical Museum Association”, you won’t be able to vote. So please join if you have not already done so. We’d love for you to be a Facebook “fan”!
To enter the contest, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org, and attach four of your favorite pictures. No repeats from last year’s contest please. Make sure the digital photo resolution/size is as large as possible (1MB+). Once submitted, you agree the pictures become the copyright property of SHMA. In the spirit of making this contest more manageable, considering we expect a lot more entrants this year, we will no longer accept mailed, printed pictures – only digital, emailed pictures will be accepted. Professional photographers are certainly welcome!
So, SNAP TO IT! Look through your pictures and send us up to four of your favorites, or get out there and capture a new spring or summer scene now! Remember: You must enter by August 31st so that you won’t miss the chance to display your photography skills in “thousands” of homes, near and far!
When you submit your pictures, please be sure to include the following information:
First and Last Name:
Are you a SHMA member: yes or no
Are you interested in buying a 2010 calendar? (answering yes does not commit you to buying one) – yes or no.
If yes, how many?