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                                                                                                        Date: June 24, 2011

Subject: INF – Digital Photo Contest

Action Requested By: November 1, 2011

Purpose. To provide information on the 6th annual digital photo contest.

Expiration Date. November 1, 2011

All Maine NRCS employees, Earth Team Volunteers, and SWCD employees/supervisors are invited to enter the 6th annual digital photo contest sponsored by NRCS in Maine. Please be sure to notify non-NRCS eligible participants in your area.

Photographers may enter a maximum of two digital photos in each of the three categories. Send your best entries, with a caption for each, to Elaine Tremble, Public Affairs Specialist, either via email ( or on a CD and mailed to NRCS, 967 Illinois Avenue, Suite 3, Bangor, Maine 04401 by November 1, 2011. See attached for details.

The intent of this contest is to build a gallery of photos which will be used for publications, displays, presentations, website, etc. If photos are entered of personal property or individual, please make sure that you have permission to use the photo for this purpose.

First, second and third place winners in each category will be selected by a panel of judges. Photos will be judged according to originality, subject matter, technical quality (focus and exposure), composition (see attached tip sheet) and visual appeal. Winners will be recognized with a non-monetary award.

Contact. Elaine Tremble, Public Affairs Specialist at 990-9569 or email

/s/  Juan C. Hernandez

State Conservationist


Attachment 1 - Guidelines (.pdf)
Attachment 2 - Quick Tips on Composition (.pdf)