Enter the Great Outdoors Photo Contest for kids!

Need another excuse to get outdoors to enjoy the rugged beauty of the North Olympic Peninsula this winter? We have a great one!

Peninsula Families Today wants to see what you love most about your backyard, area parks and other amazing scenic local outdoor locations.

The Great Outdoors Photo Contest, proudly sponsored by Brown’s Outdoor, encourages children 13 and younger to share photos they snap while out and about.

After gaining a parent/guardian’s permission, take photos of your next winter stroll along a wild Pacific Ocean beach, capture your family’s outing to Hurricane Ridge, take photos of wild birds searching for food, fog blanketing the Olympic Mountains and so much more.

The possibilities really are endless. We can’t wait to see what you come up with!

Who can enter?

Anyone 13 or younger may enter, with a parent’s or guardian’s permission.

What kind of photos?

Contest submissions may be photos you take with a camera or a phone that shoots high-resolution images.

Any photo that highlights the beauty of the great outdoors on the North Olympic

Peninsula can be entered. Anything with a wildlife or landscape theme is perfect for this contest. Clear, simple photos of wild animals or plants are great, but let your imagination go wild!

Please note: You must be the photographer of any photo you enter. Photos must be the original art of the entrant. Violators will be eliminated from the contest.

How to enter:

— Have your parent or guardian read the official rules and give you permission to enter.

— All entries must be high resolution (at least 300 dpi) and in .JPG format. Larger images are better, photos that are too small are not eligible to win.

— Email your photo to [email protected] with an email subject line of: Great Outdoors Photo Contest — (child’s first and last name).

Example: Great Outdoors Photo Contest — Jane Anderson

— Submit no more than one photo. The first photo you enter will be eligible to win, additional entries will not be considered.

Remember to send large image files.

— Include the following information in the body of your email: Child’s full name, age, city (Clallam and Jefferson counties only) and a brief description of when and where the photo was taken.

Deadline to enter:

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

How will photos be judged?

A panel of PDN/Gazette judges will review all eligible entries to determine a first-place photographer and a runner-up photographer. Send us your best shot!

What if I win?

If you’re one of the contest winners, someone from the PDN/Gazette staff will contact you after the deadline to enter (March 29, 2016).

The first place and runner-up winners’ photos will be featured in the spring edition of Peninsula Families Today, which publishes in the Peninsula Daily News and Sequim Gazette on Wednesday, April 20.


Send an email to [email protected] for more information.

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