chester county: show the love for your classic towns

Right now you can enter this totally fun photo contest with some fun cash prizes and the chance to be part of a traveling photography exhibition.  Yes, the  “I Love Classic Towns” photo contest. Put on by the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission

Even I have entered.  Show your town spirit in Chester County and enter some photos having to do with the Classic Towns of Kennett Square, West Chester, and Phoenixville.  What do you have to lose?  It’s fun.

Check out the RULES and PRIZES:

What happens if you win? Lots of good stuff…even if you don’t win.

All photos have the opportunity to be included as part of a traveling exhibition that will tour select Classic Towns. Plus, there’s the chance that your photo will be used on Classic Town’s website, in one of its publications, or in the publications of DVRPC. If that happens, you’ll receive credit as photographer and can tell your friends, families, and coworkers that you’ve been published.

Let’s talk prizes.

Our judges will award one prize in each of the seven categories — community, local history, parks and recreation, seasonal, people, main street, and residential. They will also award a Judges’ Choice Award (Best of Show) worth $500. A $300 Viewer’s Choice Award is also up for grabs. The total value for prizes is $1,500 and breaks down like this:

$500 Judges Choice (overall)   $300 Voter’s Choice (overall)   $100 Best Community   $100 Best Local History   $100 Best Main Street   $100 Best Parks & Recreation   $100 Best People   $100 Best Residential   $100 Best Seasonal

Winners will be notified beginning July 15, 2012 via the preferred contact method and must respond within 7 days. Should the winner not respond, the award will go to the runner up per category. We will announce final winners no later than July 31, 2012. We ask that winners keep their success confidential until a formal announcement is made. Failure to do so will result in a forfeit of prizes…..

Contest Rules and Restrictions DVRPC’s I Love Classic Towns Photo Contest runs from February 13, 2012 through July 31, 2012 with deadlines for Photo Submission (April 14, 2012), Public Voting (April 15, 2012 – May 14, 2012), and Formal Judging (May 15, 2012 – July 15, 2012).

All submissions must be made at contest.classictowns.org using a valid email address. There is no limit to the number of photos entered per person or the number of photos one person may enter into a category. Photos must be of one of the Classic Towns of Greater Philadelphia and taken on or after January 1, 2010. Photographers do not need to be residents of any of the Classic Towns to enter the contest. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE

West Chester and Phoenixville?  Whatcha’ waiting for?  Especially Phoenixville since it faces the threat of big ugly billboards.  People need to see what Phoenixville is all about in my humble opinion.

Chester County should represent here, so I hope some of you photogs in Chester County enter.