The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

May 22, 2013

Chamber sets photo contest

Staff Reports
Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce is seeking shutterbugs to participate in its second annual photo contest — portraying structures, landmarks and memorable locations in the Palestine/Anderson County area.

“Help us showcase the quality of life in our community,” Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Meghan Hill said. “We’re interested in photos that illustrate all the reasons you love our area.

“Choose your own favorite landmarks, icons, places, people, and things that best illustrate Palestine.”

Photographers of any experience level (amateur or professional) and any age are invited to enter the contest.

The judging will be for first, second and third place. Each of the winning photos will be included in the 2013-2014 Presenting Palestine Magazine.

The chamber’s annual publication includes information on every member with contact information and serves as a business directory for consumers, as well as information about the Palestine community and its historic, cultural, entertainment, education and recreation opportunities.

The photos will become the property of the Palestine Area Chamber of Commerce and will be used in promoting Palestine. Photographers will get photo credit when their photos are used. Photos will be judged on originality, clarity, and how they best show the quality of our unique area.

The submitted photo must be a framed 8x10 print as well as a submitted high resolution 300 dpi digital photo in JPEG format.

Submission opens today and continues through July 12, with judging to be held on July 16.

Those interested in participating can contact the chamber at 903-729-6066 or email palestineareacofc@earthlink.net. Download the entry form by going to www.palestinechamber.org and click on forms.