Attention shutterbugs... your work could appear in the forthcoming Scenes of Warren County 2012 calendar.
The Times Observer publication will feature images from photos taken in the county.
"We've seen many amazing photos posted to our CU site since we launched the site," Publisher Robert Patchen said.
Times Observer photo by Brian Ferry
Chapman Dam’s veil
The spillway at Chapman Dam highlights the early fall foliage at the popular state park. Warren County photographers are encouraged to take part in a contest to determine what scenes will be included in a 2012 calendar.
Those photos inspired the newspaper's leadership to create a calendar and "put some of those photos into print for everyone to enjoy," Patchen said. "This contest will give local photographers a chance to show Warren County through their lenses. We want to showcase local talent and the beauty of the county we live in."
The title of the event is not intended to show preferences for a certain type of photo.
"A 'Scene of Warren County' can be anything - it does not have to be a landscape shot or a well-known building," Patchen said. "We encourage readers to submit any photo that they find unique or beautiful as long as it was taken in Warren County."
Submissions should be sent in JPEG format to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photo submissions may also be brought to the Times Observer office at 205 Pennsylvania Ave. W. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Entries should be of sufficient size and resolution to be clearly reproduced in an 8-by-10 inch horizontal format.
There are no categories of entries. Photos will be judged on their individual merits. Historical photos and others taken before the announcement of the contest are eligible. There is no limit on the number of entries a photographer may make, but no more than one work per entrant will be selected among the finalists.
A panel of Times Observer employees will choose their favorite 13 photos from those submitted by Nov. 20.
The cover shot, and the $50 gift certificate prize that goes with it, will be determined by online voting.
"We'll let users of our website decide which photo deserves to be on the cover," Patchen said.
That voting is scheduled to open Sunday, Nov. 27 and end Sunday, Dec. 11.
The calendar will be inserted in the Saturday, Dec. 31, 2011, edition of the Times Observer.
The contest and calendar may become annual affairs, Patchen said, adding, "Thirteen photos could never show the full extent of the beauty of Warren County."