Get your cameras out and start clicking pictures, the Greater Vernon Chamber of Commerce is now accepting entries for its Annual Beauty of Vernon Parish Photo Contest.
The grand prize entry will win $500 and be featured on the cover of the Chamber's 2010 calendar distributed to all chamber members.
The winning photo will also be featured on the Chamber's web site, and 12 finalist photographers will be invited to an award's presentation at the July Chamber of Commerce Board of Director's Meeting held July 16. The grand prize winner will be announced at a Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours hosted by Gallery One Ellleven in Historic Downtown Leesville, Aug. 6. Gallery One Ellleven will frame and display the 12 finalists during the evening social, and photos will remain on display through the month of August.
Entry fee is $12. for the first entry and $5 for each additional entry. Entry forms are available at the Chamber Offices on Hwy. #171 at the North edge of Leesville near the intersection with Hwy. 28 to Alexandria.
Entry forms can be faxed or mailed from the Chamber of Commerce by calling (337) 238-0349 or e-mail: chambervernonparish@hotmail.com or fax at 337-238-0340 or by mail: P.O. Box 1228 Leesville 71496
Entry deadline is 4.p.m. July 8  at the Chamber offices. All photos must reflect the theme “The Beauty of Vernon Parish” and may include any aspect of the parish. Each entry must have been taken within Vernon Parish during the period of July 1, 2008 to July 8, 2009.
In addition to the winning photo, 11 honorable mention pictures will be selected which will make up the twelve months of individual page scenes for the Chamber's 2010 calendar.
Entries must be a minimum of 5x7 inches printed on matte or gloss paper. Photographers should retain negatives or ditigal copies of their entries. An entry form with all information should be taped to the back of each entry.
For more information please call the chamber office at 238-0349.