Celebrate the northwoods by entering the Iron County Reporter’s “Winter Outdoors Photo Contest”

IRON RIVER—Winter in the area offers spectacular opportunities for photographers willing to strap on snowshoes, trek across the ice or venture into the bright and frosty cold.
    The Iron County Reporter would like to see what you see by sponsoring a Winter Outdoors Photo Contest.
    Amateur photographers are encouraged to submit original digital photos taken in Iron County and the surrounding areas during the current 2017 winter.
    The contest will run for 11 weeks from Jan. 25 through March 29 issues of the Reporter.
    Two submissions will be selected each week to be included for the final prize-winning selections.
    All photos are to be digital JPEG images no larger than 10 megabytes and emailed to outdoors@ironcountyreporter.com.
    No more than three photos per week per person can be submitted. The contest is for amateur photographers only.
    Entries must include the following information for each photo submitted:
    -Name, address, phone and email
    -Location where photo was taken including other information of interest about photo
    -Date photo was taken
    Images will be judged on originality, technical skill, composition, artistic merit and local appreciation.
    Each Friday through March 24, Iron County Reporter judges will select two photos to become eligible for prizes to be awarded on April 5.
    Submissions are due each Friday by 10 a.m. The first deadline date is Jan. 20.
    Each week’s finalists will be announced in the Reporter and online.
    Four final prizes will be awarded for:  scenic, wildlife, outdoor activity, youth entry (under 18 years of age.)
    Winners will receive an 11 by 14-inch print of their photograph, professionally framed by Central Arts and Gifts of Iron River, and a one-year online subscription to the Reporter. All judges’ decisions are final. Central Arts and Gifts is a co-sponsor of the contest.
    Submissions can be viewed through the Reporter’s website at www.ironcountyreporter.com.
    While enjoying the winter outdoors, take a photo and share it with the readership of the Iron County Reporter.