TOPEKA -- Visit Topeka Inc's Photo Contest is rolling right along, through 5:00pm, December 30th. Amateur, professional, teen and children photographers are invited to submit their photos that capture the heart of Topeka for the opportunity to have their work seen around the world. Visit Topeka Inc. is looking for great photographs of Topeka events, traditions, attractions and locations to use online, in print advertisements, promotional items and visitor information.
“We’re always looking for powerful images that convey why Topeka is a great place to visit, live and work,” said Olivia Simmons, president and CEO of Visit Topeka Inc. “We want photographers to get inspired by shopping at the Farmer’s Market, attending a Topeka tradition or enjoying a local attraction with their family and let us share those moments with others.”
While this isn’t Visit Topeka’s first photo contest, it is the first time they will be selecting contest entries to display in the Visit Topeka Art Show. Scheduled as part of the February First Friday ArtWalk at Warehouse 414, ArtWalk attendees will be able to vote for their favorite photo to win the People’s Choice award. A handful of photos will also be published in the January/February edition of seveneightfive Magazine. A panel of judges will chose four winners from all the entries to receive cash or prizes.
“We’re excited to participate in Topeka’s First Friday ArtWalk where we can showcase the creativity of the photographers who visit or live in Topeka,” said Simmons. “Because our contest is open to everyone, from children to professional photographers, we’ll see images that appeal to a wide range of people and will be useful for many different marketing opportunities that will benefit Topeka.”
Please see the accompanying guidelines for more information or view the entire contest rules online. Go to www.VisitTopeka.com and click the Photo Contest button.