Fall Photo Contest Celebrates Natural Beauty of Kemptville, North Grenville

Fabulous prizes in store for budding photo enthusiasts as Kemptville Meadows, Henry’s Camera Store of Ottawa and Kemptville EMC partner to launch amateur photo contest

Online PR News – 28-September-2012 – Kemptville, Ontario – KEMPTVILLE, Ont. – September 27, 2012 – Calling all photo enthusiasts. It’s time to get out and get snapping with the launch of Falling for Kemptville, an on-line photo contest jointly sponsored by Kemptville Meadows, Henry’s camera store in Ottawa and Kemptville EMC.

“They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What better way to showcase the natural beauty of the Kemptville and North Grenville area than with a photo contest that celebrates the area`s history, culture and natural beauty?” said Kemptville Meadows Project Manager Fred Heller, announcing the start of the contest. “We already know this is a great place to live and play; now everyone will be able to see what makes this community so special.”

Open to amateur photographers, the Falling for Kemptville photo contest gets under way September 27. Each entry is allowed a maximum of three photos and eligible subject matter includes Nature, Downtown Kemptville, Festivals and Events, Sports and Pastimes. Digital files should be at least 600 pixels wide for horizontal images or 600 pixels tall for vertical images at 72 dots per inch.

Photo entries will be judged by a panel made up of representatives from each of the three partners with Gold (Apple iPad), Silver ($500 Henry’s of Ottawa gift certificate) and Bronze (Gift Certificate to Henry’s of Ottawa Photo School) prizes available. In addition, a People’s Choice award ($100 Lock 17 Restaurant gift certificate) will also be determined through on-line voting. Each week, select entries will be featured both on-line at www.kemptvillemeadows.ca and in the Kemptville EMC.

“This is one of the prettiest times of year – the ideal time for photographers to put their best foot forward for a chance to win wonderful prizes provided by our sponsors,” added Heller.

To enter Falling for Kemptville, simply e-mail your best photo(s) – no more than three per entry, one entry per household – along with your Name, Phone Number, E-mail and Full Mailing Address to: photocontest@kemptvillemeadows.ca. The contest closes at midnight, October 31. On-line voting for the People’s Choice award will commence immediately following the close of submissions, with the opportunity to cast your vote for your favourite photo and photographer on the Kemptville Meadows website www.kemptvillemeadows.ca from Thursday, November 1, until midnight, Thursday November 8. Both judge’s choice and people’s choice winners will be announced during the week of November 12.

To view the complete Falling for Kemptville Contest Rules and Regulations, visit www.kemptvillemeadows.ca. In addition to Kemptville Meadows, Henry’s camera store of Ottawa and Kemptville EMC, the photo contest is supported by the North Grenville Economic Development and local camera clubs.

Media Contact: Mark Wessel, Bullpen PR, 705-445-2733, mwessel@bullpenpr.com