Submit your best shots for photo contest

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The LaRue County Herald News’ annual photo contest is underway.

For the second year, we are accepting only digital photos. Scanned photos do not have the quality of digital – so it’s not fair to those entries. We apologize if this inconveniences anyone.

All entries should be emailed to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com – the same address used in previous contests. You can bring digital photos on a CD or thumb drive to our office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville.

Four categories are offered: Nature, People, Lincoln heritage and Other.

Nature includes animals, insects and landscapes; People includes portraits, posed or non-posed; Lincoln heritage is a broad category encompassing anything related to our favorite President; and Other is for anything that doesn’t quite fit the other categories.

There is a separate category for youth – those photographers 16 and under. The entry should include the photographer’s age to be considered in the contest.

A sample of winning entries will be published in a special section in August.

Remember: The higher quality of the photo, the better its chance of being a winner.


  • Contest is open to residents of LaRue County and surrounding counties.
  • There is no charge to enter
  • 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.
  • Send electronic images as jpg, eps or tif by e-mail attachment to laruephotocontest@hotmail.com.
  • Images can be brought on a CD or thumb drive to the newspaper’s office at 40 Shawnee Drive, Hodgenville KY 42748.
  • Deadline for entries is noon Friday, Aug. 1.
  • 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 The phone number will not be published.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.
  • 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 16 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.