-By Laura B. Libs, Director of Marketing & Communications Evansville Convention & Visitors Bureau

In the initial efforts to celebrate Indiana’s Bicentennial in 2016, the Bicentennial Commission has announced a photo contest for a book being published to commemorate the occasion. Photography may be submitted by professional or amateur enthusiasts.

Governor Mike Pence stated, “As Hoosiers, we all know Indiana is a special place,” Governor Pence said. “We see the unique qualities of her cities and towns, her farms and forests. Most of all, we see the distinctive virtues of her people. This effort presents a unique opportunity for Hoosiers to take part in our state’s storied history and share their favorite photos around our state.”

 Contest Rules

• Images must be uploaded in .jpg/.jpeg format with high quality (at least 300 dpi)

• The content of an image must not be altered. Only retouching that conforms to currently
accepted standards in the industry is allowed. (In other words, content should not be
added to, moved or removed from the original image.)

• Images should not have added borders, backgrounds or other effects.

Once you have uploaded your photo, click on the photo to open a form that will allow
you to submit additional information about the photo. Submissions must include the
photographer’s name and contact information, photo creation date (approximate if not
exact), photo location and brief description, and permission for use.

• Use of photos will not be compensated, but photographers will receive a photo credit in
the book.

• I further agree by this submission, that the submitted text/photos/works shall not be used or placed in or tendered to a project, program or activity that would use the work in a
competing manner, such as in another Indiana bicentennial book, project, publication or work.

• Photos will be reviewed by the editorial staff and selected for the book based on
content, quality and space availability.

• All photos should be submitted via the following link: CLICK HERE

• The deadline for photo submissions is May 15, 2015.