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Lunenburg County Historical Society photography contest deadline nears

Once more, the Lunenburg County Historical Society is sponsoring a photography contest. This year’s theme is “Reflections of Lunenburg’s Yesterday.”  You are invited to enter a striking photograph that reflects an historic aspect of Lunenburg County.

The image must have been photographed in Lunenburg County within the past 12 months, ending Friday — only one entry per entrant.

Applications to accompany photographic entries are available at Lunenburg’s two public libraries, in Kenbridge and in Victoria. Amateur photographers of any age are encouraged to participate. There is no entrance fee.

Please submit one unframed 5” x 7” print (either black and white OR full color) mounted without glass covering on a mat, cardboard, or poster board. The print, unless accompanied by a fully completed copy of the contest entry form, may be rejected. Minor digital enhancement is permitted, but images that have been significantly modified or appear unnatural will be disqualified. Original digital image or negative must be available to judges on request. The judges may declare no winners in a category. Entries will not be returned.

The entry must be received at one of the following locations during business hours on or before Sept. 18 : Ripberger Public Library, 117 S Broad St, Kenbridge, VA 23944 — (434) 676-3456 or Victoria Public Library, 1417 7th St, Victoria, VA 23974 — (434) 696-3416

Judging for each entry will be based on creativity, quality, and originality as relevant to the stated theme. Winners in two categories will announced October. Prizes will be awarded as follows:

Black and White: 1st ($25), 2nd ($20), 3rd ($15), honorable mention ($10)

Full Color: 1st ($25), 2nd ($20), 3rd ($15), honorable mention ($10)

The entrant retains all rights to the photograph submitted; however, by entering the contest, the entrant grants permission to the LCHS to publicly display the entry and use entrant’s name in the caption.