August 7, 2012
Photo Contest Open for 2013-14 Oregon Blue Book
Amateur photographers may submit photos for the front and back cover
SALEM -- Oregon’s amateur photographers are once again invited to submit photographs for the Oregon Blue Book Cover Photo Contest. The State Archives, which publishes the Oregon Blue Book, is seeking color photos that represent some aspect of Oregon to grace the front and back covers of the 2013-2014 editions.
The contest is open to amateur photographers who are residents of Oregon. Photographs must be taken in the state, and must have a vertical (portrait) orientation.
A state icon at over 100 years old, the Blue Book, published every other year, is the state's official fact book and almanac with listings and descriptions of government agencies and educational institutions. It includes an almanac, maps, state history and election history as well as information about the arts, media, and other Oregon cultural institutions.
Previous front covers have displayed south-central Oregon’s “Diamond Lake at Sunrise” Oregon, fireworks lighting the night sky over downtown Portland, Oregon’s south coast “Shore Acres at Sunset”, and the Rocking OK Ranch north of Joseph on a stormy morning.
Previous back covers include Pinot noir wine grapes in a spider web, a great blue heron at Summer Lake in Tigard, a young bobcat in a Malheur County tree, and driftwood at Cape Kiwanda.
Entries must be original prints and must not have been previously published. All entries become part of the Archives permanent collection of Oregon photographs, and those not selected for the cover may be used elsewhere in the on-line Blue Book with full credit to the photographer. Entries must be postmarked by October 4, 2012. A committee chosen by Secretary of State Kate Brown will select the winner by Dec. 31, 2012.
Entry forms and rules are available online at http://bluebook.state.or.us/misc/cover/front.htm. Questions should be directed to Blue Book Editor at 503-378-5199 firstname.lastname@example.org The web version of the Blue Book is updated regularly. The 2013-14 print edition Oregon Blue Book will be released in March 2013.
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