Participation in TDB photo calendar contest encouraged

Published 10:08am Friday, October 19, 2012

The Tryon Daily Bulletin is embarking on one of its most colorful and interactive projects of the year — our annual calendar contest.
The paper is seeking 14 photos for the 2013 glossy calendar, which is produced by the newspaper and sponsored by area businesses.
The grand prizewinner of the contest will receive $250 cash and have his or her photo featured on the cover of the calendar.
There will also be 13 runners-up whose photos and names will be featured in the calendar.
This contest is especially fun because it allows us to see our readers’ creative sides and, oftentimes, heartwarming photos of your families and friends.
You can enter the contest by emailing your photo to:
Here are some helpful hints and rules to guide you through the process:
Each photo must be an original photograph taken by the person who is submitting it.
Be sure to include your name, a phone number where you can be reached and the best time of day to reach you.
Photos must be taken in or depict the newspaper coverage area, which includes Tryon, Polk County or Landrum, Campobello and Inman, S.C.
Preference will be given to those photos that include local faces in local scenery.
There is no limit to how many photos one person can submit and though the scenery of our area is certainly beautiful, we prefer photos that show faces.  People in each submission should be identified by their name and hometown.
Hint – send horizontal pictures. As the calendar is formatted horizontally a picture may be considered over others simply because it fits better.
Because it’s a calendar, photos on inside pages often end up with a “theme.” Be sure to send in plenty of holiday shots because they end up having a better chance of making the finals in months that are strongly associated with one.
You might want to flip through last year’s calendar to get an idea of the photos we end up choosing.
Though we prefer you send your photos via email to:, you can send them through snail mail (16 N. Trade Street, Tryon NC 28782), or even come by the office and bring us your photos.
The contest deadline is Nov. 19 and all finalists will be contacted via e-mail or phone, unless additional contact information is provided. Finalists risk losing their spot if we try and contact them and don’t hear back.
The photo calendar is one of the most-anticipated projects of the year for our staff and we are excited to see your photos.
Happy clicking!

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