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Today is December 13, 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: “Mississippi Sunsets and Sunrises”

Submit your most creative photo(s) and be sure to identify your subject and tell us why you chose it. Submissions must be emailed or postmarked by December 6. Selected photos will appear in the January 2020 issue of Today in Mississippi.

 

Submission guidelines

• Photos must be in sharp focus.

• Photos must be the original work of an amateur photographer.

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

• Digital photos must be high-resolution JPG files of at least 1 MB in size. If emailing a phone photo, select “actual size” before sending. We cannot use compressed photo files.

• Please do not use photo-editing software to adjust colors or tones.

• Photos with the date stamped on the image cannot be used.

• Each entry must be accompanied by the photographer’s name, address, phone number and electric power association (if applicable). Include the name(s) of any recognizable people or places in the picture. Feel free to add any other details you like.

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

 

How to enter

• Attach digital photos to your email message and send to news@ecm.coop.

• If submitting more than one photo, please attach all photos to only one email message, if possible. Please be sure to include all information requested in the guidelines.

• Or, mail prints or a CD to: Picture This, Today in Mississippi, P.O. Box 3300, Ridgeland, MS 39158-3300.

• Photographers whose photos are published are entered in a random drawing for a $200 cash prize to be awarded in December 2019.

 

Questions? Contact Today in Mississippi at news@ecm.coop or 601-605-8600.

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