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2024 Art, Photo, Video & Poetry Contest

Blount County is Awesome by Nature

Enter your best photos, video-clips, artwork or Haikus and be eligible to win $$$.

Take photos and videos with your cell phone, those win too!


The contest has 11 categories, and prizes for teens & adults: Winning entries - 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place, range from $200 to $25. 

Additionally there are 11 Business' Choice Awards, $100 each.

Check FLFR's YouTube channel for ideas.


To participate:   

1. Click the links to read online or download PDF copies: the Photo Contest Rules  / {PDF} 
or the
 Art Contest Rules  /{PDF} 
or the Video Contest Rules  /{PDF} 
or the Poetry (Haiku, 2024) Rules / {PDF} .

2. Register and take note of the transaction ID #  (you will receive a registration email). Use the same ID# for all entries. If you participated in the contest and registered last year, and if you have not changed your address, email or phone, feel free to use last year's transaction ID number.

3. When you register, select 1 where it says "Ticket" FREE Select Quantity. Then click "continue".

4. Submit your entries between April 1 and June 30, 2023. Details in each PDF.

- email photos to [email protected]

- email video links to [email protected]

- email photos of your art entries to [email protected] as well as taking to appropriate location.

- email Haikus to [email protected]


If you have any questions, email [email protected] or leave a message at (205) 274-3537.


Categories:

  • Animals in Nature, for example: armadillos, beavers, chipmunks, deer, foxes, otters, possums, rabbits, raccoons, skunks, squirrels, etc.
  • Birds & Raptors: birds, eagles, hawks, owls, ospreys, etc.
  • Bugs, Butterflies & Spiders, for example: bees, butterflies, centipedes, dragonflies, spiders, etc.
  • Farm Life & Animals such as chickens, cows, ducks, goats, horses, rabbits, sheep, people working, celebrating and enjoying life at a farm, grazing grasses, corn fields, cotton fields, etc.
  • FLFR Activities, for example: landscaping at the Grand Staircase, planting seedlings at the nursery, cleaning up riverbanks, water testing at the river, painting murals, etc.
  • Habitat & Seasons: covered bridges, outdoor scenes or landscapes in spring, summer, fall or winter, cliffs, rocks, caves, clouds, sky, sunsets and sunrises, frozen fog, frost, snow, rain, etc.
  • Locust Fork River or Its Tributaries, Lakes & Waterfalls, for example: Blackburn Fork of Little Warrior, Calvert Prong of Little Warrior, Dry Creek, Graves Creek, Gurley Creek, Sand Valley Creek, Inland Lake, Highland Lake, McKay Lake, Mountain Lake and Sugarland Lake, natural and man-made ponds.
  • Paddle Splash: people paddling in the river or a pond or lake, can be in a kayak or canoe or even on a home-made raft. (NEW)
  • PIN - People and/or Pets in Nature: activities along the river, lakes, its tributaries, waterfalls, or woods: bicycling, swimming, jumping, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, hiking or walking, camping, picnicking, etc
  • Roots & Shoots, like: wildflowers, foliage, mushrooms, moss and trees in the wild.   
  • Sun-basking Creatures, for example: frogs, lizards, snakes, toads, terrapins and turtles.

Business Sponsors: Alabama Scenic River Trail, Black Warrior Riverkeeper, Blount-Oneonta Chamber of Commerce, Huntsville Canoe Club, Locust Fork Family Dentistry, Locust Fork Pharmacy, Oneonta Dental Center,  Southern Vision Eye Care, Spring Valley Beach Water Park, Stifel Investments, The Blount Countian Newspaper.

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