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EAST LANSING, Mich. — The City of East Lansing has launched its 2019 Community Photo Contest, officially sponsored by Meijer, the East Lansing Downtown Management Board and the East Lansing Farmers Market. The contest deadline is Sunday, October 13, 2019 at midnight.Community members of all ages are invited to show off their photographic talent by submitting up to five photos taken in East Lansing during any of its four seasons. Photos should be high resolution and should not be significantly edited. Recent photos are preferred. Participants do not have to be a resident of East Lansing, but all photos must be taken in East Lansing.Photos can be submitted online at www.cityofeastlansing.com/photocontest. Winners will be contacted after the deadline to fill out and submit a signed entry/model release form. The model release portion only applies if the photos contain people. The forms are currently available on the website for those participants who would prefer to submit their forms ahead of time.Winners will receive gift card prizes generously donated by this year’s sponsors:1st Place - $150 Meijer gift card2nd Place - $100 Meijer gift card3rd Place - $50 Meijer gift cardHonorable Mention Photos (8 total) - $25 Meijer gift cardsDowntown Category* - $100 downtown East Lansing parking voucher.East Lansing Farmers Market Category ** - $20 ELFM gift card, market bag and t-shirt.*Participants can submit their best photos of downtown East Lansing for a chance to win this prize.**Participants can submit their best photos of the East Lansing Farmers Market for a chance to win this prize.In addition to the prizes, the winning photos will also be featured in City of East Lansing marketing materials – online and in print.“We encourage community members of all ages and abilities to show off their photography skills, while also showing us what they love about the East Lansing community,” said Communications Specialist Quinn Alexander. “We are really looking forward to seeing what participants capture during this year’s photo contest.”East Lansing Community Photo Contests were previously held in 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2009 and 2008. Community members with questions about the contest can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (517) 319-6980.
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