Tuesday, April 19, 2011

'Re-imaging Appalachia' photography contest accepting entries until May 2

The Appalachian Center at the University of Kentucky recently announced its "Re-Imaging Appalachia" photography contest. The competition, open to all U.S. residents 18 and up except UK faculty and staff, aims to recast the region's image. Zak Pence of the center writes, "Barefoot children. Outhouses. Shacks with no running water. ... These are some of the first images you'll find if you Google 'Appalachia'," and here is one, from Bizarre Foods.

The center will give prizes for the top three photographs. Those pictures and 30 others will be displayed at the university and featured in a calendar. All entries must have been taken after May 1, 2008 and within the region served by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Entries are due by May 2. To enter or see the official rules, click here.

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