Submit entries now for Photo of the Day contest; two prizes this year

Submissions are now welcome for Gettysburg College's second annual Photo of the Day contest.

Two prizes -- Canon Powershot SD780IS cameras that shoot both still images and HD video -- will be offered this year. The "People's Choice" winner will be selected via an online poll in the summer issue of the College magazine. The "Editors Award" will be chosen by a panel of "experts" on campus. Winners will be announced in the fall edition of the magazine.

Submissions must be related to the College, but potential subject matter is as wide as your imagination, from an informal gathering of alumni in Cancun or Connecticut to a family at Commencement to a nostalgic shot of campus days gone by.

Anyone can enter. Each entrant is limited to three images. Images received by July 10 will be eligible, and may be posted as Photo of the Day before then.

Send jpg attachments (the bigger the better) to news@gettysburg.edu with caption information that identifies individuals (with class/parent year if applicable) and describes the event and location pictured.

Visit www.gettysburg.edu and click on Photo of the Day every day for the latest image, or browse the archive. Submissions must meet the regular guidelines for Photo of the Day.

In the online poll, votes will be strictly limited to one per email address. Repeat votes will not count.

A one-vote margin decided 2009's contest. The winner was Jen Lech, Class of 2010, who studied abroad in Seville, Spain and captured her prize-winning image during a week-long side trip to Morocco, where she was part of a caravan that spent the night at an oasis in the Sahara desert. "It's pretty hard to hold the camera steady on the back of a camel," she said. (A profile of Lech includes more of her photos.)

Founded in 1832, Gettysburg College is a highly selective four-year residential college of liberal arts and sciences with a strong academic tradition that includes Rhodes Scholars, a Nobel laureate and other distinguished scholars among its alumni. The college enrolls 2,600 undergraduate students and is located on a 200-acre campus adjacent to the Gettysburg National Military Park in Pennsylvania.

Contact: Jim Hale, online content editor

Posted: Wed, 23 Jun 2010

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