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Today is February 16, 2019

Picture This Guidelines

“Picture This” is a reader photo feature appearing in the January, April, July and October issues of Today in Mississippi. We publish a few of the most eye-catching photos that best illustrate the given theme from among those submitted by our readers.

Photographers whose photos are selected for publication are eligible for a $200 cash prize, to be awarded in a random drawing at the end of the year.

Please note: This is not a contest, as photos will not be judged. Photos are selected for publication based on their overall quality, relevance to the given theme, visual impact and suitability for printing on newsprint paper. (Dark photos usually do not print well. We look for bright photos with good contrast and sharp focus.)

Our next ‘Picture This’ theme: Something Old

Submit your most creative photo(s) of anything that has historical or nostalgic value for you or your community. Be sure to identify your subject and tell us why you chose it. Selected photos will appear in the April issue of Today in Mississippi. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by March 18, 2019.

Submission requirements

• Submit as many photos as you like, but select only your best work.

• Photos must relate to the given theme.

• Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer (of any age).

• Photos eligible for publication may be either color or black and white, print or digital.

• Photos must be in sharp focus.

• Digital photos should be high-resolution JPG files. Please do not use photo-editing software to adjust colors or tones. (We prefer to do it ourselves, if necessary, according to our printer’s standards.)

• Please do not send a photo with the date appearing on the image.

• Photos must be accompanied by identifying information: photographer’s name, address, phone and electric power association (if applicable). Include the name(s) of any recognizable people or places in the picture.

• Prints will be returned if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. We cannot, however, guarantee their safe return through the mail.

How to submit

Prints and digital photos are acceptable.

Prints: Mail prints to Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300.

Digital photos: Email (as an attachment to your email message) to If submitting more than one photo, please attach all photos to only one email message, if possible. Or, mail a photo CD to Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300.

Question? Call Debbie Stringer, editor, at 601-605-8610 or email your request to

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