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Photo contest deadline extended to Friday

Published: Tuesday, April 15, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

CLINTON, Iowa – The deadline for the #SpiritOfClinton amateur photography contest has been extended to 5:30 p.m. Friday.

Photographs taken within 15 miles of Clinton, Iowa, can be submitted. The original deadline was 5:30 p.m. April 11.

Entries should show a photographer’s view of the Clinton region. Take or locate a photo that captures the essence of #SpiritOfClinton. Categories include landscape, people and activities, and art and architecture. Photos should have been taken since January 2013 and show scenes from spring, summer, fall and winter.

The steps to submit a photo are: Choose Google+, Instagram, or Twitter, and set privacy settings to public. Then, type the hashtag #SpiritOfClinton, with a description of the subject and where the photograph was taken into the subject line, and attach the photograph. Once completed, the photograph can be sent.

They will be used to enhance Clinton’s Web presence on the websites of The Clinton Regional Development Corp., Clinton Area Chamber of Commerce, and Clinton Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The best photo submitted overall will be awarded the best in show prize, and $150 in River City Gold. Each category will have a first- and second-place winner, with $100 in River City Gold for first place and $50 for second. River City Gold can be spent in chamber-member businesses. A blue-ribbon panel of local media and marketing experts will evaluate photos.

For more information, call the chamber at 563-242-4536.

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