SNEWS social media photo contest

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SNEWS Photo Contest

Hey SNEWS readers and photographers: We’re looking for a fresh Facebook and Twitter cover photo that best represents summertime and inspires us to be adventurous. 

Do you want to show the outdoor community your mad photo skills? Here's your chance.

Editor-in-chief Kristin Hostetter and I will judge, but we’ll most definitely consider the number of likes. If we choose you, your photo will live in our Facebook and Twitter banner spaces for all of June (at least) with photo credit and a link to your website/store’s website/brand’s website. We'll also share your photo with our followers on Instagram.

How to enter: Post your photo as a comment to this story shared on Facebook. Include info about the location/context of the photo and how you want to be credited. You could submit a landscape shot or one with people in it. It just has to be horizontal and high resolution. A Be sure to include the hashtag #SNEWSPhotoContest and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if you don't already.

The contest will close on Friday, May 25 at midnight MST.

Get after it!

By entering, you consent to allowing SNEWS to use your submitted photo on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, without compensation. Any other use must be agreed upon between SNEWS and the photographer.


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