Snoqualmie Valley Record


Valley Record’s reader photo contest returns with new portrait, critter categories

January 15, 2013 · 4:37 PM

Snow begins to stick on the South Fork of the Snoqualmie River in the January 2012 snowstorm in this image by Riverbend resident and Record reader Bill Cottringer. Cottringer’s shot was voted the first place winner in last year’s community Photo Contest. The contest returns this winter. Submit your shots of Valley people, animals or scenery to editor@valleyrecord.com. / Photo by Bill Cottringer

They say a picture tells a thousand words. This winter, you can help tell the story of the Snoqualmie Valley by sending in your shots of scenery, people and animals for the Valley Record’s sixth annual Scenic Photo Contest.

This year’s contest includes three categories: People, which would include portraits of locals; Animals, including pets and livestock with real personality; and Scenic, of the best local vistas, such as Rattlesnake Lake or Mount Si.

Prizes include a chance to shadow local portrait photographer Mary Miller of Down to Earth Photography. More prizes are to be announced.

Entries will be judged by Valley Record staff, and all photos will go into an online gallery to be shared with readers.

Last year, the newspaper received hundreds of entries from local photographers. Making the cuts were tough, but the published shots included iconic rural and urban scenes from all four seasons in the Snoqualmie Valley. Local wildlife, Mount Si and Snoqualmie Falls are often featured, but so are unusual photos showing rarely seen angles of the Valley.

To submit your photos in the contest, e-mail them to editor@valleyrecord.com and clearly mark them as contest photos. Submitted photos should be at least 72 dpi and at least 14 inches wide by 11 inches tall. Limit your submissions to three photos. Entries must be received by Wednesday, Feb. 6. Photos will be published on Feb. 13.

Participants should include their city of residence, contact phone number, and a few details on when and where their images were taken.

The newspaper reserves the right to publish any photos submitted to the contest in future editions and special sections.

For more information, send an e-mail to editor@valleyrecord.com or call (425) 888-2311.


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