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2011 Photo Contest
Win one of ﬁve Missouri State Park Getaway Packages for two!
et out your camera! Rural Missouri and Missouri State Parks have teamed up to bring you the ﬁrst-ever Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest! This contest is open to all amateur photographers (if you earn money selling photos, please refrain from entering). In each of ﬁve categories (see below), a ﬁrst-, second- and third-place photograph will be selected. The winning images will be published in the January 2012 issue of Rural Missouri. Photographs will be judged on sharpness, composition, lighting, creativity and adherence to the category’s theme.
Judges will select a ﬁrst-, second- and third-place photograph in each category. The following prizes will be awarded:
Historic Missouri — Two-night stay at Sam A. Baker State Park with 4-mile ﬂoat trip for two, a $50 park store gift certiﬁcate and dinner for four at the J. Huston Tavern at Arrow Rock State Historic Site. Playing in the Parks — Two-night stay in a yurt at Lake of the Ozarks State Park with 4-hour pontoon boat rental and a gift certiﬁcate for dining. Show-Me Wildlife — Two-night stay at Bennett Spring State Park with a canoe trip and $50 gift certiﬁcate for the dining lodge.
1st Place — Each ﬁrst-place photographer will
win a Missouri State Park Getaway Package. Valued at approximately $500 each, the packages include lodging for two (based on availability, reservations required), a state park activity and a gift certiﬁcate for meals. Prizes correspond to a photo category: Scenic Missouri — Two-night stay at Stockton State Park with 4-hour pontoon boat rental and $50 gift certiﬁcate for the Marina Snak Shak. Fun on the Water — Two-night stay at a threestar Branson hotel with sailing on the Spirit of America catamaran at Table Rock State Park and a $50 gift certiﬁcate for the park’s marina store.
Photographs must have been taken at one of Missouri’s 85 state parks or historic sites. Visit www.mostateparks.com for a complete list. A photographer may enter no more than two photographs in any category (10 entries total for the contest). There is no cost to enter. All photographs must be entered as unmounted, 8-by-10-inch prints. Images may be color or black and white. Prints will not be returned. A completed entry form (at right) must be attached to the back of every photograph entered. Omitting any of this information may result in disqualiﬁcation. Send entries to: Rural Missouri, State Park Photo Contest, 2722 E. McCarty St., Jefferson City, MO 65101. Entries must be postmarked by Friday, Nov. 4, 2011. 2.
2nd Place — Each second-place photographer will win a Missouri State Parks gift basket packed with merchandise, apparel and camping gift certiﬁcates (valued at $100). 3rd Place — Each third-place photographer will win a $50 Missouri State Parks gift card.
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2011 Photo Contest Entry Form
Clip this form and tape to the back of each entry. Make copies if necessary. NAME: ______________________________________________________________________ ADDRESS: ___________________________________________________________________ CITY: _________________________________________ STATE: _____ ZIP: ____________ DAYTIME PHONE NUMBER: __________________________________________________ E-MAIL: _____________________________________________________________________ CATEGORY (check one): Historic Missouri Scenic Missouri Show-Me Wildlife Fun on the Water Playing in the Parks
Employees of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri’s electric cooperatives and their immediate families are not eligible to win.
Scenic Missouri — Missouri is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. From rolling prairies, rugged mountains and big rivers, entries in this category should capture scenes worthy of a postcard. Fun on the Water — Whether ﬁshing, boating
or swimming, Missouri’s state parks provide lots of aquatic options. To win in this category, show us how you like to get wet and wild!
castle ruins to our state’s covered bridges, history is everywhere in Missouri’s state parks. Creatively photograph that history, and you could be a winner. of Missouri’s creatures, great or small, could earn you ﬁrst-place honors. Flora and fauna photography are both acceptable in this category.
Historic Missouri — From Ha Ha Tonka State Park’s
ENTRY TITLE: ________________________________________________________________ STATE PARK OR HISTORIC SITE WHERE THE PHOTO WAS TAKEN: _____________ ______________________________________________________________________________
Visit www.mostateparks.com for a complete list. NOTE: By entering a print in the contest, photographers automatically give Rural Missouri and Missouri State Parks permission to publish the winning images. PRINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Show-Me Wildlife — A chance encounter with one
Playing in the Parks — There’s always something
happening in Missouri’s state parks. Winning entries in this category will capture the fun.
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