TOUR Southern and Eastern Kentucky in partnership with the America’s
Byways Program is sponsoring an amateur photography contest. Redbuds and their
lush pink blooms make April one of the best times to experience the natural
beauty of Kentucky. April is officially Redbud Month in southern and eastern Kentucky.
This region is home to more redbuds than anywhere else in the country.
The goal of this contest is to get citizens and students out
in the beautiful scenery of the springtime.
Awards will be given to the top entries. Additional photographs will
also be chosen to be utilized in a Redbud Public Awareness Campaign for 2008-09
promoting the Redbud Trails Program in the region.
If you would like to participate in the photography contest,
please contact Jeff Crowe, Director of Program Development at 606-677-6095 or firstname.lastname@example.org for Rules and Entry
Here are some of the requirements and guidelines:
All entrants must be residents in one of the following
southern and eastern Kentucky counties and must be amateur photographers. Adair,
Bath, Bell, Boyd, Boyle, Breathitt, Casey, Clay, Clinton, Cumberland, Estill,
Floyd, Garrard, Green, Greenup, Harlan, Jackson, Jessamine, Johnson, Knott,
Knox, Laurel, Lawrence, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Lincoln, Madison, Magoffin,
Martin, McCreary, Menifee, Metcalfe, Monroe, Morgan, Owsley, Perry, Pike,
Powell, Pulaski, Rockcastle, Rowan, Russell, Taylor, Wayne, Whitley and Wolfe
Photographs submitted to the contest must be only those
taken by the contestant. Submission of someone else’s photo is not acceptable.
Photographs taken by digital camera or standard camera will
Photos may only include humans if submitted with a
photography release form which may be obtained from the SEKTDA office (If
permission is not granted, photo will not be accepted).
Pictures displaying copyright notices, date marks or other
written information, as well as pictures with advertisements, will not be
accepted. Pornography or images close to pornography, pictures showing
violence, etc., and/or pictures that might violate law will not be accepted.
Appropriate content is at the discretion of TOUR SEKY.
Images must be full color and contain an entire Redbud Tree,
blossom or branch in the image somewhere.
ALL pictures and images will become the sole property of
TOUR SEKY to use in any and/or all media formats and informational printing.
All entrants will be required to authorize the contest organizer in writing to
reproduce the photographs. TOUR SEKY will require all entry images to be
submitted in a minimum 300-600 dpi and must be on a CD. Those not submitted in
proper dpi resolution or on a CD will not be considered.
To be considered, images on a CD must be mailed (not
e-mailed) to: TOUR SEKY, Attn: Jeff Crowe, 2292 South Hwy 27, Somerset, KY
Entries must be submitted on a 4x6 postcard attached to each
entry with the following information provided:
Entrant’s full name, age, birth date, full mailing address,
phone number and e-mail must be included.
Entrant’s school or
university and grade level, if applicable, must be supplied.
Name and location of
the photo subject must be listed.
A release form or forms must be included for any models in the
image, if required.