"A View from the Trails!"
Participants should submit up to five photographs taken from a CATS trail AND include a short 25-100 word caption about the picture.
Entries will be accepted at email@example.com through May 15th. Please title the entry Photo Contest, include the caption text in the body of the email and attach the photo as a medium resolution JPG (about 1280 X 1024 pixels).
Select entries will be posted on the CATS website. The people's choice and judge's selection winners will be announced this summer. People's choice winner earns $100 and the judge's selection earns $250!
If you've been hard at work on your entry for this year's CATS Writing Contest- don't worry, you'll have a chance later in the year for that contest too! Until then, get out there and start taking pictures!
Congratulations to Winners in CATS' Third Travel Writing Contest!
Congratulations to Paula Castner, of Lancaster, Massachusetts, won the $500 first place prize in the Champlain Area Trails Travel Writing Contest. Castner, whose husbands family has long-time ties to the area, describes herself as a comfort-loving, city-bred gal. But after six summers visiting the Champlain Valley, shes converted. Her essay described hiking the Wildway Overlook Trail, visiting museums and parks, going to church and the Elizabethtown Library, and getting food at the farmers market and local restaurants. I just wanted people to walk with me as I went to all these great places, she says.
High school freshman Julia Dixon of Lake Forest, IL, won the $250 Peoples Choice Awardwith a whopping 158 votes online. The 14-year-old has been spending summers at her grandparents in Westport since I was born. She wrote of hiking Coon Mountain, visiting Dogwood Bakery, and how much she loves coming here.
Read all our contest entries HERE.
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