Photography contest includes Titusville, Hydetown, Oil Creek Township, Venango County – Meadville Tribune

The Oil Region Alliance is holding the “2017 Oil Heritage Region Photography Contest,” which will provide shutterbugs the opportunity to submit their best photos of the Oil Region and perhaps win a cash prize. 

The rules are simple:

• Employees of the Oil Region Alliance are not eligible to enter the contest.

• The contest is open to anyone age 18 or older.

• There is no fee required to enter the contest.

• There will be two divisions: amateur and professional. A photographer who earns a majority of their income from their photography is considered a professional.

• There will be two categories: “Faces & Places” and “History & Heritage.”

• Cash prizes will be awarded to first- and second-place winners in each category and division.

• Each entrant may submit up to 10 photos.

• A signed entry form must be provided for each photo submitted.

• Photos must have been taken between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017.

• Entries will be accepted beginning Saturday and are due June 15.

• Photos must have been taken in the Oil Heritage Region — anywhere in Venango County or the city of Titusville, the borough of Hydetown, or Oil Creek Township in Crawford County.

• Judging takes place in June and winners will be notified in July.

• When judging to determine the winners, preference will be given to photos showing action and depicting smiling, happy faces.

• A signed release form must be provided for anyone whose image is used.

• Photos must be submitted electronically, either on a CD, DVD or flash drive.

• Deliver device to the Oil Region Alliance office at 217 Elm St., Oil City, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

• Photographs will be judged on quality, composition and lighting.

• Photos must be in .tif or .jpg format.

• Each photo must be high resolution and at least 1,200 pixels by 1,600 pixels.

• Photographs with watermarks will not be accepted.

• No collages will be accepted.

• Once submitted, photographs become the property of the Oil Region Alliance of Business, Industry & Tourism.

• At the discretion of the Oil Region Alliance, entries may be used in future editions of the Visitor Guide, aka Your Guide to the Oil Region, in brochures and/or other printed or digital format.

• More information: Call Toni Kresinski, project manager, at (800) 483-6264, extension 110.

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