COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY SPONSORS YAQUINA BAY BRIDGE PHOTO CONTEST
Do you have photographs of Yaquina Bay Bridge: old or new, black and white or color? The Lincoln County Historical Society is sponsoring a photo contest in conjunction with the 75th anniversary of the opening of Yaquina Bay Bridge in Newport.
The Historical Society maintains a collection of thousands of photographs and will add the winning photographs to its collection for the public and historians to use for years to come.
“We’re proud of our photo collection, and we receive donations to it regularly. This contest provides an opportunity to get the best photos out there to help tell the story of the bridge and our community,” Loretta Harrison, executive director of the Society, said.
For more information, call 541-265-7509 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Rules for the contest follow.
YAQUINA BAY BRIDGE PHOTO CONTEST RULES
The person submitting the photograph must be the photographer and own the rights to the photograph.
The photographer is donating the photograph to the Lincoln County Historical Society and relinquishes all present and future copyright, reproduction, and associated rights to the Society. Photos become the property of the Lincoln County Historical Society and will go into the permanent collection of the Society.
Photos should show aspects of Yaquina Bay Bridge, can be from any time period and can be black and white or color. Prints should be approximately 8” X 10”.
Digitally altered photographs are not eligible.
Judging will be by a committee of artists and photographers and a representative from the Lincoln County Historical Society.
Photos should be submitted in an envelope, protected by a cardboard or mat backing, and should include a sheet with identification of the year of the photo and any other pertinent information, the photographer’s name, address, phone number, and e-mail.
Photo entries must be at the Burrows House Museum of the Lincoln County Historical Society by 4 p.m. Tuesday, September 6, 2011. They should be mailed to or dropped off at: Burrows House Museum, 545 SW 9th St., Newport, OR 97365.
(Hours for the Burrows House are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
First place winners will receive a copy of Judy Fleagle’s new book Crossings: McCullough’s Coastal Bridges, a beautiful, four-color, hardbound book, along with a booklet on the Yaquina Bay Bridge with historic photos. Second and third place winners will receive the booklet.
Winners will be notified by phone or e-mail and will be publicized in regional media.
The Lincoln County Historical Society, which administers the Pacific Maritime & Heritage Center and the Burrows House and Log Cabin museums, is located at 545 SW Ninth Street in Newport. The museums are free. The Log Cabin Museum is open Thursday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Burrows House Museum is open Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Society is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the history of Lincoln County and the Central Oregon Coast.
For information, call 541-265-7509 or visit www.oregoncoasthistory.org.