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Oswego County Historians Sponsor Photo Contest

Duane St. Onge captured this turkey in flight for the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.

Duane St. Onge captured this turkey in flight for the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.

Duane St. Onge captured this turkey in flight for the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.
Duane St. Onge captured this turkey in flight for the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.

OSWEGO COUNTY – The Oswego County Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring a photo contest this summer to celebrate Oswego County’s rich heritage.

Photos will be displayed in the Heritage Building at the Oswego County Fair between Aug. 8 and Aug. 12, where fairgoers may vote for their favorite in each category.

Entries must be submitted to the Oswego County Tourism Office, 46 E. Bridge St., Oswego, by July 31.

Horizontal and vertical photos will be judged in the following categories:

agriculture; architecture; wildlife; scenic (landscapes, sunsets. seasons); recreation; the arts (music, drama, murals, etc.); monuments (cemeteries and public monuments); patriotic (veterans, flags, Americana); and historic ruins or relics (including old farm equipment and old vehicles).

Cynde Ciesla submitted this stunning sunset photo to the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.
Cynde Ciesla submitted this stunning sunset photo to the historians’ bicentennial photo contest in 2016. The Municipal Historians Association is sponsoring another contest this summer. Visitors to the Oswego County Fair may vote for their favorites in the Heritage Building at the Sandy Creek Fairgrounds Aug. 8 through 12.

Debbie Allen, assistant town historian and New Haven Town Clerk, is chairing the photo contest.

“Our local historians have selected categories that reflect important aspects of Oswego County’s history,” said Allen. “The photos will be available to the historians and the county tourism office for their use in displays and publications.”

Individuals may submit up to five photos.

Each photo must be accompanied by a completed entry form.

Images should be a minimum of 300 dpi in .jpg or .png format, with a minimum size of 5 by 7 inches and a maximum size of 8 by 10 inches.

Images will not be returned.

Winning photos may be featured in Oswego County social media and marketing campaigns.

For complete contest rules and instructions on submitting photos, visit http://visitoswegocounty.com/wp-content/uploads/history-photo-contest.pdf.