Magazine launches photo contest

Published 5:48pm Friday, June 13, 2014

Elmore County Living magazine this weekend launches an online photo contest that will treat a new winner each month to lunch for two at Wetumpka’s popular meat-and-three restaurant, The Feedsack.

“We are happy to sponsor the Elmore County Living photo contest on Facebook,” said the restaurant’s owner Mallory Serman. “It’s a great way to support the community and promote the county and all there is to see and do here.”

The quarterly lifestyles magazine went monthly in March with a new look and a new take on life in the river region, and to celebrate all that Elmore County has to offer, Tallapoosa Publishers, Inc. (TPI), will host a monthly contest on the magazine’s Facebook page.

Each month, TPI page administrators will open a new photo album on Facebook. Entrants can post a photo that fits the name of that month’s album, leave a comment about where and when the photo was taken in Elmore County and why it exemplifies the album theme. The photo that earns the most Likes before the next month’s album is opened wins!

In addition to lunch, the winning entry will be featured in Elmore County Living magazine the following month – when the next album theme will be revealed.

There’s no limit on how long ago the entry photographs were taken, as long as they were taken in Elmore County. Enter as often as you like, but all entries must include the narrative comment about where, when and why the photo fits the album theme. To make it fair, no employees or subcontractors of TPI are eligible for the prize.

With the upcoming River & Blues festival in Wetumpka in mind, the first album theme will be “River Life.” The album has already been opened on the Elmore County Living Facebook page, and you can find inspiration in this month’s issue of the magazine where you’ll find articles about the 14 bands that will rock the riverfront on July 19; the 29th annual Coosa River Whitewater Championship and more.

“This new Elmore County Living photo contest will be a lot of fun for our readers and will showcase Elmore County’s photographic artists. Today so many people have a camera or a smart phone with them all the time,” said TPI publisher Kenneth Boone. “It’s amazing what people capture on their phones. Also, for amateur or professional photographers who need a nudge or a challenge to get out there and start shooting in new ways, this could be considered a monthly “assignment.” And of course for the monthly winners, this contest will prove there is a free lunch after all.”

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