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Entries rolling in for Clay County Outdoors photo contest



Entries in the second annual Clay County Outdoors Photo Contest have begun to pour in. The overall winning photo will be featured on the cover of the 2013 edition of Clay County Outdoors magazine.

The magazine is published by the Henrietta and Clay County Chamber of Commerce. The photo contest is a joint effort between the chamber of commerce and The Clay County Pioneer Sentinel.

The theme for this year’s contest focuses on Clay County’s ranching and cowboy heritage. Photos should include scenes pertaining to farm work and ranch work, rodeo, horsemanship, cowboys, Pioneer Reunion, etc. Photographers are urged to submit vertical photos, which better fit the front page, but they are not required. Keep in mind that horizontal photos will require cropping to fit the front page should the photo win.

Participants can enter up to three photos each.

Entries should include the photographer’s name, place of residence (town or community), location at which the photo was taken, and title of the photo. Participants in the youth category also must include their age and where they attend school.

All photos must be taken in Clay County.

Deadline to enter is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31. The contest is made up of two categories, adult (ages 17 and over), and youth (ages 16 and under). Each photo will be posted at Pioneer-Sentinel.com.

Digital photos must be submitted as high-resolution originals no smaller than 775-by-1,000 pixels, and as a .jpeg file. Photos from digital cameras rated at 5 megapixels and higher will meet the requirement, but cell phone cameras most likely will not.

Submit photos by e-mail to publisher@pioneer-sentinel.com.

Print photos must be 8 inch by 10 inch in size, and can be mailed to The Pioneer Sentinel, P.O. Box 70, Henrietta, Texas 76365.

Beginning shortly after midnight Nov. 1, readers of The Pioneer Sentinel will vote on their favorite photo in each category.  Voting ends at 11:59 p.m. Nov. 7. Winners will be notified Nov. 8.

The number of photos a reader can vote for will be determined by the number of entries. The winner of each category will go head-to-head, with the overall winner to be selected by the Clay County Outdoors editorial staff.


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