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Herald News holding summer photo contest

By Linda Ireland

Send us your best shot.

The LaRue County Herald News is sponsoring a photo contest this summer. Three categories are offered – nature, landscapes, animals; people; and Lincoln heritage.

A separate category for youth – those photographers 13 and younger – is being offered. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in this category.

We’ll print the winning photos and you’ll enjoy all the fame you can stand.

There is no charge to enter.


•Entry is open to all residents of LaRue and adjoining counties. Images taken in LaRue County may receive preference in the judging.

•All entries must be original photographs taken by the entrant. The entrant must own rights to the image.

•Digital images or prints may be submitted. Send electronic images as jpg, eps or tif by e-mail attachment to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com. Prints should be mailed or delivered to the newspaper’s office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville KY 42748.

•Deadline for entries is noon Thursday, July 1.

•All entries must be at least 3”x5” in size.

•To be considered for an award, the photo must be accompanied with a caption plus the name, home address and telephone number of the entrant. The phone number will not be published. If an entrant is 18 or younger, signed permission from a parent or guardian is required in order to consider their entries.

•Photos may be black-and-white or color, glossy or matte. Do not submit photos in frames.

•All participants grant The LaRue County Herald News the right to publish or otherwise reproduce their submission in any print or electronic product produced by the company in perpetuity.

•Each entrant is limited to two entries per category.

•All participants age 13 and younger can be entered in the separate youth photography category. Those entries will be judged as a whole with one winner determined for the age group regardless of subject matter.


Each photo is judged on its own merit. Therefore, there may be multiple winning photos from the same photographer. Judges reserve the right to include all first-tier photos in the Honorable Mention category which is not limited to a certain number. Decisions of the judges will be final.

E-mail submissions to