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Otsego Land Trust and the Cooperstown Farmers’ Market Sponsor a Photo Contest

April 15, 2011

“On the Farm, In the Garden” Photography Contest Announced

Otsego Land Trust and the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market are jointly sponsoring a photography contest for 2011 entitled “On the Farm, In the Garden”. The contest is open to all residents within a 50-mile radius of Cooperstown. Photos should depict scenes from the many farms and gardens in the region, including animal husbandry, crops, flower and vegetable gardening, and the farmers and gardeners themselves as they plant, tend, and harvest nature’s bounty.

All entries must be received or postmarked by December 31, 2011. Up to 3 photographs may be submitted in one of 3 categories: Professional, Amateur, or Youth (age 16 or under on December 31, 2011). Photographs may be in color or black and white. Only digital photographs in .jpg format will be accepted. Favorite photographs will be chosen by a panel selected by Otsego Land Trust and the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market and announced in early 2012. One photo from each category (Professional, Amateur, or Youth) will be selected for Cooperstown Farmer’s Market gift certificates of $100/each, and one or more honorable mentions in each category will be awarded.

Photographs may be sent electronically to connie, or disks may be mailed to Otsego Land Trust Farm and Garden Photos, P.O. Box 173, Cooperstown, NY 13326 or dropped off at the Land Trust offices at Pioneer Alley, 101 Main St., Cooperstown, NY 13326. An entry form must be completed for each photo submitted. To receive contest guidelines and entry forms, contact connie or call (607)547-2366.

This is the second year that Otsego Land Trust has sponsored a photo contest, following the popular “People and Trees” photo contest in 2010. This year Otsego Land Trust is partnering with the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Farmer’s Market Manager Lyn Weir stated, “We are excited to participate in a photo contest featuring farms and gardens, a topic which is near and dear to us. Over 45 vendors sell their products at the Market which is open every Saturday, May 7 to December 17 from 8:00-2:00 and Tuesdays in July, August, and September, 12:00-5:00. The market is located at 101 Main Street, in Pioneer Alley, Cooperstown, NY. For more information about the Cooperstown Farmer’s Market, contact Lyn at (607)547-6195.

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