Announcing the Celebrate the Shore photo contest!
The Oregon Parks and Recreation Department is holding a photo contest to celebrate 100 years of open beaches in Oregon! Starting July 1 (just one week from today), you can share your new or historic photos of recreation on the Oregon shore for a chance to win two nights’ stay in a State Parks yurt. OPRD will accept multiple entries throughout the month of July. Submit your photos at www.celebratetheshore.org beginning July 1.
Given that this is the 100th anniversary of public beach access in Oregon, the winner will be the “people’s choice,” or the photo with the most votes awarded by the public through online voting during the first two weeks of August. The top photo, as well as three runner-ups/honorable mentions, will be displayed at the 2013 Oregon State Fair.
The fine print: the contest is only open to non-professional photographers 18 years and older. Images must be original scans or digital photos of at least 2 MB in size saved in .jpg or .jpeg format and showing people on the Oregon coast. Submitting your photo means you’ve gotten permission from all of the subjects to display their image online and you have documented release from the parents or guardians of any minors. It also means that you give OPRD the rights to reproduce and adapt your images in future materials.
Dig through your photos now and come back next week to start uploading! In the meantime, become a fan of Celebrate the Shore on Facebook and tell your friends. And don’t forget to vote for your favorite photos starting Aug. 1.