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Deadline is May 1 to Enter Celebrate Fairfax First Annual Photo Contest

Presented by Patch, the theme is 'Fairfax Is Beautiful.'

Are you a natural photographer or just enjoy capturing snapshots of the world around you? Celebrate Fairfax is looking for the best photographs of the natural beauty of Fairfax County and announces their 1st annual Photo Contest! In order to enter, you must submit a photo of something beautiful you see in nature around Fairfax County.

You have until May 1 to get your entry in!

Let the county be your inspiration — the top 75 entries submitted will be displayed during the Celebrate Fairfax! Festival, which will be held June 7-9.

Individuals will compete in one of two divisions (Youth and Open) with various prizes awarded to the top photographs.

The top 25 finalists chosen in the youth division (17 and under) will have their photographs displayed and will be given a free admission ticket to attend the festival. The top three photographs chosen will be awarded first, second and third place ribbons.

The top 50 finalists chosen in the open division will have their photographs displayed during the festival and will be eligible for cash prizes:

  • Grand Prize: $150
  • Second Place: $100
  • Third Place: $50

Entrants under the age of 17 may enter the open division if they are interested in becoming eligible for the cash prizes. The top three winners will also have their photographs displayed on Patch and Celebrate Fairfax

The Celebrate Fairfax! Festival Photo Contest was created to celebrate the natural beauty of Fairfax County. Fairfax County currently has more than 390 county parks on more than 23,000 acres and is a member of the Northern Virginia Regional Park Authority.

For complete information on judging criteria, competition rules, and instructions to submit your photograph please go to www.celebratefairfax.com/photocontest.

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