The wildly popular Neighbors magazine photo contest returns this year, but with a sharper focus than ever before.This year, the theme is “We Care …” and your photographic mission is to capture the caring spirit of Alabama’s farmers in three categories: “We Care … For Our Animals,” “We Care … For Our Land” and “We Care … For Our Food.”Winning entries will be displayed during the Alabama Farmers Federation’s 89th annual meeting Dec. 5-6 in Mobile, and will appear in Neighbors magazine. The top three entries in each category also will receive cash awards.The deadline is Nov. 1, so keep that camera handy. You never know when you might want to capture a special moment.RULES • Prizes for each category are: 1st Place, $300; 2nd Place, $200; 3rd Place, $100.• All photos must have been taken in Alabama.• Each photographer is limited to three entries per category.• Prints must be 8″ by 10″ and should be packaged to prevent bending.• The entrant must include his or her name, address, phone number, title of photo, name of category and Federation membership number on a 4″ by 5” card. Any persons in the photo must be identified on the card as well.• Entries must be received by Nov. 1, 2010.• Ship entries to: “We Care…” Photo Contest, Neighbors Magazine, 2108 E. South Blvd., Montgomery, AL 36116. The Federation is not responsible for any lost or misdirected materials.• Competition is open to amateur photographers living in Alabama who are members of Alabama Farmers Federation.• Employees of the Alabama Farmers Federation and Alfa Insurance and their immediate families are not eligible.• All entries must be original photography taken between Nov. 1, 2008 and Nov. 1, 2010.• No retouching of photos or digital manipulation of images is permitted.• Entrant acknowledges entry constitutes permission to publish the photo and has the right to grant permission for publication of photo as well as permission of any person or persons depicted in the photograph.• Photos become the property of Neighbors magazine and the Alabama Farmers Federation and will not be returned.• Decision of the judges is final.
‘WE CARE…’ NEIGHBORS’ PHOTO CONTEST RETURNS WITH NEW CATEGORIES