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Newport holds parks photo contest

The Newport Park Board has announced the 2014 Newport Parks Photo Contest. The contest will be open to all Newport residents. There will be a new contest for each season. Adult and youth (under 18) divisions will compete in three categories: Best Nature Shot; Best People/Animal Shot; and Best Black and White Shot.

Each season’s winning photos will be displayed on the city’s website and at various venues throughout the city. Additionally, there will be a cash prize for the Overall Best Photo of the Year.

Photos need to be taken in or from any of Newport’s parks. Submission should include the photographer’s name and date of birth, address, phone number, which park it was shot in, which category it is being submitted for and the approximate date taken.

Photos can be submitted electronically to or printed photos (which will not be returned) can be mailed to or dropped off at City Hall at 596 Seventh Ave., Newport, MN 55055.

Submission deadlines are as follows: Winter—March 31; Spring—May 31; Summer—Aug. 31; and Fall—Nov. 30.

Scott Wente

Scott Wente has been editor at the South Washington County Bulletin since 2011. He worked as a reporter at other Forum Communications newspapers from 2003 to 2011.

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