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Sept. 1, 2017

Winning photos will be featured in new Visitor Guide -

Oswego County Tourism Office Announces Photo Contest

OSWEGO COUNTY - Photographers and outdoor lovers can have their photos featured in the 2018-2019 Oswego County Visitor Guide, scheduled for publication in January.

The Oswego County Department of Community Development, Tourism and Planning is sponsoring a photo contest for the guide, which will be distributed at trade and travel shows, travel information centers, festivals, events, and businesses over the next two years.

"We're looking for photos that capture the beauty of Oswego County - our sunsets, history, outdoor recreation, businesses and attractions," said David Turner, director. "We want prospective visitors to see photos of people experiencing and enjoying the many great qualities of Oswego County."

Members of the tourism staff will judge the contest. Photos should depict at least one of the following categories: history; animals and agriculture; arts and cultural activities; festivals and events; fishing and hunting; outdoor activities such as beaches, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, snowmobiling, etc.; lodging and restaurants; shopping and antiques; scenic landscapes; and weddings. Tourism-related businesses are encouraged to submit photos of their properties.

All winners will receive a prize. Photographers must sign a consent form giving Oswego County the right to publish the photo in future publications and other media.

The contest is open to residents and visitors, as long as the photos were taken in Oswego County within the past three years. Each person may submit up to five photos, in color or black and white. Only digital files will be accepted. Photos must be a minimum of 300 dpi and be at least 5 by 7 inches in size.

The deadline for the photo contest is 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 29. For complete rules and entry forms, call the Tourism Office at 315-349-8322, or go to www.visitoswegocounty.com.

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