Baldwinsville Messenger, Beaver Lake announce photo contest

Calling all photographers! The Baldwinsville Messenger and Beaver Lake Nature Center are teaming up to bring you their first-ever Celebrate Fall Photo Contest. Beaver Lake is one of Baldwinsville’s most beautiful sites, and we want you to help us capture its beauty. The contest period will run from Sept. 1 to Oct. 31. All submissions will be posted on the Messenger’s social media pages during the first two weeks of November, where our readers will select the top 15 photos. From there, a panel of judges will choose the first, second and third place winners. Prizes will be announced at a later date. Photos will be judged based on creativity, composition, artistic merit and overall impact. There is no entry fee, and there is no limit to the number of submissions per entrant. The contest begins Sept. 1 and ends Oct. 31. All submissions must be received by the Baldwinsville Messenger by 11:59 p.m. Oct. 31. Submissions can be emailed to editor@baldwinsvillemessenger.com. All submissions must include your name, email address, a phone number and a photo caption. Photographs must be in high resolution digital format. Only emailed entries will be eligible. No print or film submissions will be accepted for entry into this contest. The photograph need not be taken with a digital camera; scans of photographic prints are acceptable. Photos must measure 4 inches by 6 inches at a resolution of 300 dpi. All photos must be taken at Beaver Lake Nature Center, and all photos must have been taken within the contest period. Please do not submit date stamped, watermarked or heavily edited/altered photos. For more information, contact editor Sarah Hall at editor@baldwinsvillemessenger.com.