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      Erickson Center accepting submissions for annual photo contest

      The Erickson Center for the Arts is now accepting submissions for their annual photography contest.

      There will be four cash prizes awarded to the winners in two categories: Critic's Choice and People's Choice. Judges will select the first second and third place winners for the Critic's choice, while attendees at Art on the Lake Art & Music Festival, on Saturday, August 30 will vote for the People's Choice award.

      The prize amounts are $100 for first place, $75 for second, $50 for third and $75 for the People's Choice.

      The contest rules are as follows:1. The photo must be taken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan within the last 12 months.2. Resubmissions are not permitted.3. Photos must be 8 x 10-inches in size, and must not be matted or framed. The photo paper, including the border, must not exceed 8 1/2 x 11-inches.4. Borders around the photos must be white.5. Send $5 entry fee along with a separate sheet of paper with name, address, email and telephone number clearly printed to: Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA), Attn: Photo Contest, P.O. Box 255, Curtis, MI 49820; or hand deliver to the Erickson Center for the Arts Administrative Office located at N9246 Saw-Wa-Quato Street in Curtis during office hours. Checks made payable to: Erickson Center for the Arts (ECA).6. Photos may be â??croppedâ?? but should be submitted â??as takenâ?? without computer changes or modifications.7. There is no age limit for this contest.8. Entries must be received by Friday, August 15, 2014.9. Enter as many times as you like. Each entry must include the $5 entry fee and a separate sheet of paper with name, address, and phone number clearly printed.10. No identifying information (name, etc.) may be on photos.11. All photos will become the property of The Erickson Center for the Arts and will be displayed after contest completion.12. Winners will be announced at the Art on the Lake festival on Saturday, August 30, 2014. You need not be present to win.13. Professional photographers are not eligible to enter.14. Judging will be based on 1) Category relevance & following contest rules including size 2) Exposure 3) Color effectiveness 4) Creativity 5) Uniqueness 6) Artistry 7) Focus effects 8) Composition 9) Originality 10) Wow! FactorQuestions can be directed to the Erickson Center for the Artsâ?? office at 906-586-9974.