Department of Tourism
Winter Scenes Are Focus of Second Phase of Photography Contest
FRANKFORT, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2006) – Based on the success of the autumn competition, the second phase of the “Kentucky Unbridled Spirit Photo Contest” will focus on the beauty of winter scenes around the state.
The overwhelming response to the inaugural phase of the competition, which drew more than 900 entries of images of striking autumn scenes, led to the decision to hold contests for all four seasons, said Commissioner of Tourism Randy Fiveash.
State government will use the winning photos to promote tourism in Kentucky in publications, advertising, pictures and signage.
Entries in the winter contest will be accepted in five subject categories: winter landscapes, Kentucky landmarks, scenic wildlife and the wilderness, outdoor adventures and big city/small town living.
The winner will receive a week’s free stay at the state resort park of their choice. Ten finalists will receive a gift basket of Kentucky Unbridled Spirit merchandise.
Dallas Hargis of Lexington, one of the finalists in the autumn contest, typified the contestants in reflecting on the rewards of participating in the competition. “I do hope you enjoy viewing my work as much as I enjoyed taking the pictures,” Hargis said. “The prizes are most generous but would it not be incredible to see my work 'out there'!!!!”
The deadline for submission of photos for the winter contest is March 3, 2006.
Photos may be emailed digitally to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to:
Kentucky’s Unbridled Spirit of Winter, Kentucky Department of Tourism, ATTN: Mary Boden, 2200 Capital Plaza Tower, 500 Mero St., Frankfort, KY 40601.
Required entry form and contest rules are available at www.kytourism.com. Those unable to access this web address may contact Bob Adams at the Department of Tourism to receive the rules by mail.
The Kentucky Department of Tourism, an agency of the Kentucky Commerce Cabinet, exists to promote The Commonwealth as a travel destination, generate revenue and create jobs for Kentucky’s economy.