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Entries being taken for 2012 Beacon photo contest

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By Rachel Johnson, Staff Writer

It’s time to show us how you view Brunswick County. What makes the area unique to you throughout the year?

Show off your photographic talents and share your corner of the county with others in The Brunswick Beacon’s 2012 “Brunswick Life” photo contest. Winners will receive cash prizes and inclusion in future Brunswick Beacon publications including the 2013 calendar.

There are three divisions to include all ages. The kids’ division is for ages 12 and younger. The teen division includes ages 13 to 18 years old, and the adult division is for photographers who are 19 years old and older. 

Pick up your camera and show us what makes life in Brunswick County unique.

The deadline for entry is noon Friday, Oct. 19.

There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Kids’ and teen divisions are free. Participants may enter as many photos as they wish.

Photos will be judged on originality, representation of theme (Brunswick life) and   technical merit. Please limit beach sunrise and sunset photo submissions.

Winners in each division will receive cash prizes.

Winners in the adult division will receive $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. Winners in teen and kids’ divisions will receive $50 for first place, $25 for second place and $10 for third place. Prizes will be awarded at judges’ discretion.

Entries must be submitted in a digital format (.jpg) in the highest resolution possible. Entries must be burned to a CD and dropped off at the Beacon office, 208 Smith Ave., Shallotte, or mailed to P.O. Box 2558, Shallotte, NC 28459.

Please clearly label all entries “Brunswick Life Photo Contest.” Do not submit print entries or via email—put them on CDs only, please. All entries must be submitted with a completed entry form, which is also available online.

For more information, contact Rachel Johnson at 754-6890 or at rjohnson@brunswickbeacon.com.

 

 Official Contest Rules:
Contest is open to amateur and professional photographers of all ages. • Photos should be an individual conception of something that happens in Brunswick County throughout the year. • Photos must have been taken recently in Brunswick County. • Color and black-and-white entries are accepted. • There is an entry fee of $5 per photo in the adult division. Children and teenagers may enter submissions free of charge. • Contestants may submit as many entries as they wish. • Photos must be submitted in a digital format (.jpg) in the highest resolution possible. • Photos cannot be digitally manipulated. Minor digital enhancements, such as cropping, red-eye removal or one-step corrective functions are permitted. • Entries must be burned on a CD and mailed or dropped off at the Beacon office. Multiple entries may be burned to the same CD. • A completed entry form must accompany each submission. Those without submission forms or that fail to adhere to contest rules will be disqualified. • Photos become property of the Beacon and may be used in future publications or calendars • Photos will not be returned. • Photos may not have won in previous competitions or have been published in other publications. • Prizes will be awarded at judges’ discretion. • Beacon employees are not eligible for prizes or participation. •  Winners will be notified by phone no later than Friday, Nov. 30, 2012. • A list of contest rules and official entry forms may be found online at www.brunswickbeacon.com. For more information contact Rachel Johnson at rjohnson@brunswickbeacon, or call 754-6890.