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The Rules

Theme: Community in Warren County

We will be accepting submission of photographs until May 15, 2022 that embody our theme: any of the people, events, or places that really speak to what gives Warren County a sense of community. After the close of this part, our judges will select the photographs to present as writing prompts. Writers can write a short story, an essay, or any kind of poetry you like, but each submitted piece must be limited to 1,000 words or less. The deadline for composition submissions is June 24, 2022. There is no cost to enter. All ages encouraged to participate.

The Photos:

Photographers can submit up to three of their favorite pictures with the theme of community. Each photo may be a person (people), place, event, or thing but it must have a sense of community about it.

Photographs must have been taken between May 15, 2021 and May 15, 2022, within a year’s time. No older photographs will be considered. If the image does not evoke the sense of the community theme our panel of judges will not consider the photo for the contest. By submitting the photo, the photographer acknowledges having taken the photograph during the calendar year as described previously, that the photograph is their work, and they have legal rights to said photograph. Only three photographs per person. Any more will not be considered and may disqualify previous entries.

Photos can be submitted through the Submit Photos Page.

Last call for entries is May 15, 2022. Our panel of judges will select a number of photographs based on entries and a series of selection criteria. Winners will be notified.

The Written Work:

Photos will be revealed to the writers on Inspiration for Writers page with no name or description on May 30, 2022.

Writers, select one of the selected photographs as inspiration. Write an essay, poem, short story, work of fiction or non-fiction. Your work must be 1,000 words or less. Only two written entries may be submitted per person. These may be about different photographs or the same photograph.

Written work can be submitted through a link at the bottom of the Writers Inspiration Page.

A writer submitting work acknowledges having written the piece and having legal rights to said piece. The work may be no more than 1,000 words. Those that exceed 1,000 words will not be considered. Written pieces our panel of judges deem not inspired by the photograph it is submitted under, will not be considered. Up to two writing pieces submitted per person. Submitting more than two entries may disqualify previous entries. The deadline for composition submissions is June 24, 2022.

opening night:

All Contributors are invited to attend Opening Night on July 29, 2022 at 6:30 p.m.

The selected photographs and written works will be exhibited at the Harmon Museum and presented in a programme to the contributors of the selected works. All of the photographs submitted will be seen as part of a slideshow before and after the presentation of the selected works.

Writers will read their work as the photo that inspired the is displayed. Photographers are encouraged to tell where and the photo was taken and why they framed the image.

Questions? Please contact us here. If you need any help digitizing or uploading photos or submitting written work, please stop by the Technology Center at the Lebanon Public Library and we would be happy to assist you.

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