West Overton Village and Museum seeking participants in photography contest
By Linda Harkcom
Published: Thursday, June 27, 2013, 12:01 a.m.
Hoping to see the museum, property and other buildings that make up West Overton Village and Museum through the eyes of its visitors, the organization is sponsoring a photography contest.
The organization is seeking photos to tell the story of visiting the historic village and museum for its 2013 West Overton Village and Museums Photography Contest.
“The contest will give us an outsider's view of the experience of being here. We are here all the time, and this gives us an outsider's view of our facility,” said Brian Corcoran, president of the West Overton Museums board of directors.
Entries are being accepted now through Aug. 31.
“It's another way for the community to be involved and engaged in West Overton,” said Jessica Kadie Barclay, managing director, West Overton Village & Museums. “We have experienced lots of interest in the contest already.”
Only photos taken at West Overton will be eligible. The photos can range from outdoor shots to interiors.
“We encourage people to come and take some photographs. We have a lot of beautiful settings here at West Overton,” said public relations representative Susan McCarthy.
Entrants may submit an unlimited number of images for the contest. Only full-color images will be eligible. Black and white photos will not be accepted. Only digital photo submissions will be accepted.
West Overton Village and Museums reserves the non-exclusive right to use any photographs entered in the competition in its publications or other promotional purposes. By submitting an application, the applicant agrees that all photographs submitted shall become property of the West Overton Village and Museums.
By submitting this application and photo, the applicant also acknowledges that any persons appearing in submitted photograph(s) have given the applicant and the West Overton Village and Museums consent for reproduction and promotional use.
“We plan to use some of the photos on our website and our Facebook page and possibly other promotional materials,” Barclay said.
A reception is being planned for September, where all entries will be displayed on canvass. Winning photos will be featured that evening.
Cash prizes will be awarded in two categories, Interiors and Exteriors. First place will receive $100, second place $75 and third place $50.
To enter, participants must complete the photography contest form found on the organization's website, westovertonvillage.org and email it with the photo to: firstname.lastname@example.org by Aug. 31, 2013.
Linda Harkcom is a freelance writer.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.
- Westmoreland County Courthouse in Greensburg to be featured in TV series
- Tax refund promise led Ligonier teacher to second career as corgi breeder
- Latrobe hospital source of fuel spill
- Greensburg woman accused of assaulting nurse in Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital
- Delmont man’s next challenge is to compete in swim in chilly Finland river
- Greensburg bishop’s time at helm draws to a close
- Unity woman loses appeal of DUI conviction
- Fuel spill discovered on Loyalhanna Creek
- Jeannette to use grant to secure Monsour
- Judge to Cook Township drug suspect: Get new friends
- Westmoreland man’s walk in Niagara Falls State Park wasn’t allowed, police say