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Council for the Arts and Embarq Announce 14th Annual Photography Competition

Council for the Arts and Embarq Announce 14th Annual Photography Competition

Chambersburg, PA- The Council for the Arts and Embarq Yellow Pages have announced their fourteenth annual photography competition. The winning entries will be published on the covers of the three Embarq Yellow Pages directories that will be distributed in Franklin, Fulton and Washington Counties this summer. The winners of the competition will each be awarded a $100 Savings Bond, as well as the honor of having their work reproduced on the telephone books that are distributed across these communities. Second place winners will receive a $50 savings bond.
"Embarq is always looking for ways to form partnerships within the community, and this has proved to be a great opportunity to recognize local talent at the same time, with the help of the Council for the Arts," explained Yvonne Butts-Mitchell, Public Affairs Manager for Embarq. "Last year's contest produced a wonderful display of photos, from which the judges chose a spring scene of the Fahnestock barn in Waynesboro by Harold Johnson, for the Chambersburg book."
Entrants must be residents of Franklin or Fulton Counties, and the subject must be a Franklin or Fulton County scene (without people, churches or buildings with names on them), in a vertical format 5"x7" color print. Within this format, the photo will be enlarged slightly and cropped to fit a dark green, curved, narrowed template, as on the current Embarq Yellow Pages Directories. Submissions are due by 2pm on Tuesday, February 26th, and must be accompanied by an entry form, available at most area camera shops, or at the Council for the Arts, 159 S. Main St., Chambersburg, or at the Council's website: There is no entry fee, but entrants will be limited to five (5) entries.
Judging will be done by a panel representing Embarq and the Council for the Arts. Employees of Embarq and the Council for the Arts are not eligible. Sprint will hold a one-time right of reproduction of the winning work, but the artist will retain the copyright for the photograph. The winning entry will be announced at a reception at the Council's offices on Friday, April 18th, from 4:30-5:30pm. All entries may be viewed by the public at that time, and at the Council offices from April 18-26, 10am-4pm.
For further information about the photography competition, please call the Council for the Arts at 264-6883.

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