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2013 Photo Contest
“Fall Reﬂection” by Jenna Marco, Lake St. Louis
Meramec State Park, 2nd place Scenic, 2012
t comes as no surprise to us that
attendance at Missouri’s state
parks and historic sites topped 18
million visitors last year. Whether
you’re looking to connect with nature
or explore the Show-Me State’s past,
the state park system offers family
fun and adventure that’s both close to
home and affordable.
That’s why Rural Missouri is proud
to again team up with Missouri State
Parks and bring you the 3rd Annual
Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest.
This year’s contest — which is open
to all amateur photographers — features a couple brand-new categories,
Enter online or by mail to win a $500
Missouri State Parks Getaway Package!
as well as the return of a category
reserved just for shutterbugs age 17
and younger. We’re also offering the
option of uploading your entries
online using the website, Flickr.
In all six categories, a ﬁrst-, secondand third-place photograph will be
selected. Photographs will be judged
on sharpness, composition, lighting,
creativity and adherence to the category’s theme. The winning images will
be published in the January 2014 issue
of Rural Missouri. For more details and
instructions on entering, visit www.
1. Capture the Beauty – Missouri’s
4. Discover the Past – From covered
state parks are blessed with an abundance of natural beauty: rolling prairies, rugged mountains and scenic
rivers. Entries in this category should
capture scenes worthy of a postcard.
bridges and mills to the homes of
famous Missourians, history is everywhere in Missouri’s state park system.
Creatively photograph that history,
and you could be a winner.
2. Spend the Night – How do you
5. Hit the Trails – With more than
800 miles of trails, Missouri’s state
parks offer a perfect venue for your
next hiking, biking or equestrian
adventure. Entries in this category
should feature scenes captured along a
trail at a state park or historic site.
pass the time when you’re “roughing it?” S’mores with the kids? Music
around the campﬁre? Photograph the
fun when you’re camping in a state
park to win this category.
3. Catch Your Limit – Few moments
are as thrilling as that ﬁrst tug on
your line, the tip of your pole bending toward the water. State parks offer
unmatched opportunities to catch
an array of game ﬁsh. Chronicle your
catch to land the prize in this category.
6. Share the Wonder – Take your
young shutterbugs to a state park and
watch their eyes dance with wonder.
This category is for kids age 17 and
under who may enter photos of any
park activity, wildlife or scenery.
1. Photographs must have been taken
at one of Missouri’s 87 state parks or
historic sites. For a complete list of
parks, visit www.mostateparks.com.
2. Photographs must depict activities
that conform to Missouri State Parks
rules and regulations. Photos depicting unauthorized activities will be
3. Photographers may enter up to
ﬁve photos in a category but no more
than 15 photos total for the contest.
Do not enter the same photo in more
than one category.
4. All photographs must either be
uploaded to the “2013 Missouri Snapshots Photo Contest” group on Flickr
(www.ﬂickr.com/groups/mo-snapshots13) or entered as unmounted,
8-by-10-inch prints. Prints will not be
5. A completed entry form must be
attached to the back of every print entered. Online entries must be tagged
with the appropriate category name.
A caption containing the title of the
entry and the name of the park where
the photo was taken also should be
included. Omitting any of this information may result in disqualiﬁcation.
6. Photos may be color or black and
white. Those that have been digitally
altered beyond basic editing and toning will not be accepted.
7. Photographers may win no more
than one ﬁrst-place prize. Winning
photographs from previous year’s
Missouri Snapshots photo contests are
ineligible for the contest.
8. Send entries to: Missouri Snapshots
Photo Contest, 2722 E. McCarty St.,
Jefferson City, MO 65101 or submit
online via Flickr. The deadline to
enter is Friday, Oct. 25, 2013.
Employees of the Missouri Department
of Natural Resources, Missouri’s electric
cooperatives and their immediate families
are ineligible to win.
2013 Photo Contest Entry Form
Clip this form and tape to the back of each print entry OR
upload your digital entry to the photo contest group on Flickr at:
City: _______________________________________ State: ______
ZIP: ______________________ Age (Category 6 only): ______
Daytime Phone Number: _______________________________
Category (check one):
1. Capture the Beauty
4. Discover the Past
2. Spend the Night
5. Hit the Trails
3. Catch Your Limit
6. Share the Wonder
Entry Title: _____________________________________________
State Park or Historic Site where photo was taken:
NOTE: By entering the contest, photographers give Rural Missouri and Missouri
State Parks permission to publish your images. PRINTS WILL NOT BE RETURNED.
Categories 1-5 (adults)
Category 6 (youth)
1st Place – Each ﬁrst-place photographer will win a Missouri State
Park Getaway Package that will be
tailored to the winner’s recreational
interests. Valued at $500, the package
will include lodging, meals and a state
1st Place – $100 State Parks gift card
2nd Place – $50 State Parks gift card
3rd Place – $25 State Parks gift card
2nd Place – Each second-place photographer will win a $100 Missouri
State Parks gift card.
3rd Place – Each third-place photographer will win a a $50 Missouri State
Parks gift card.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Rural Missouri - June 2013
Rural Missouri - June 2013
Table of Contents
Back to the land
Full steam ahead
Out of the Way Eats
Where shall I thee wed?
Missouri Snapshots contest
Hearth and Home
Missouri’s forgotten war
Plant during summer’s sizzle
Rural Missouri - June 2013