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Shutterbugs asked to capture ‘Life in Elkhorn’

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Kayla Bunge
July 2, 2010
— The Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce already is a driving force behind many of the big events in the city—the farmers market, band concerts in the park, the holiday parade.

But even the organization charged with promoting the city forgets to capture the fun on film.


“We try to be at all the events, but we don’t always remember to take pictures,” said Chris Clapper, the chamber’s executive director. “We have so many of the same pictures from over the years that we keep using over and over again.”


The chamber is sponsoring the first ever “Life in Elkhorn” photo contest to build its collection and to showcase the talents of local people.


The chamber is accepting photographs in three categories: people, places and events/lifestyle. The photos may be historic; they also may be new. They may be family photos; they also may be scenic shots.


Deadline for submissions is Friday, July 16. Winners will be announced in August.


The photos will be used on the chamber’s website, postcards and other promotional materials. Winners will have their photos displayed at the chamber office during a special “gallery night”-type event and at the Walworth County Fair.


The chamber wants people to explore their community through the camera, Clapper said.


“We have a lot of hidden jewels in the area,” she said. “There might be pictures of a beautiful scene or a backyard or a barn. There might be pictures of activities in the park or the fair … or baseball games.


“We’re open to anything. We’re just hoping (people) take pride in showing off the Elkhorn area.”


TO ENTER THE CONTEST

The Elkhorn Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring the first ever “Life in Elkhorn” photo contest.


Photos will be accepted in three categories: people, places and events/lifestyle. Photos can be submitted as a hard copy or in digital formats. Hard copies must be no smaller than 4 by 6 inches, while digital copies must be in .jpg or .tif formats and must be a minimum of 300 dpi.


Forms are available from the chamber office, 203 E. Walworth St., Elkhorn, at the Matheson Memorial Library, 101 N. Wisconsin St., Elkhorn, or online at elkhorn-wi.org.

Call (262) 723-5788 for more information.



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