Take your best shot, get your prints made and entered. There's less than two weeks before the July 11 deadline for the Idaho Outdoors/Idaho Camera photo contest. This is what you could win, aside from getting your photos in Idaho Outdoors.
Grand prize is a Pentax K500 digital camera with 18-55mm lens.
First prize is a Trek Tek Pod Pro tripod/monopod/walking stick.
Second prize is a Lowe Pro Transit Sling 150AW camera backpack.
Third prize is a Joby Gorilla Pod Hybrid.
Youth prize is a Promaster Digital Enthusiast sling backpack.
Junior youth Prize is a $50 gift certificate to Idaho Camera.
Photo contest participants should beware of a couple rule changes this year. The limit is three entries, and the maximum size is 12 by 18 inches.
Sorry, no digital photo entries. You must print them to enter.
Contest is open to all amateur photographers, which is anyone who does not derive their main source of income from selling photography. Youth are in two divisions: under age 14, and ages 14 through 18.
The theme of the contest is Idaho Outdoors, and all entries must be taken in Idaho. That can include scenic, action or wildlife photographs.
Photo information required: On the back of each photo, or attached to it on a separate piece of paper taped or glued (no paper clips), include the following:
1. Name of the photographer.
2. A daytime telephone number.
3. Email address.
4. Where the photo was taken and a short description of it.
5. Age of photographer if entering youth categories. Mark "Youth" on the back of the photo.
Entries without complete information may be disqualified. Photos can be dropped off or mailed to any Idaho Camera location:
Orchard 1310 N. Orchard, Boise, 83706.
Vista Village 1036 Vista, Boise, 83705.
Boise Towne Square 350 N. Milwaukee, Boise, 83704.
Full rules can be found at idahostatesman.com/outdoors.