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Photo contest celebrates moods of the Truckee River

Celebration of the Truckee River and all its moods is the theme of a new photo contest which will result in a calendar for 2000.

Entries are due Friday, Oct. 15.

The Our Truckee River Legacy Foundation 1999 photo contest, divided into an open division and a student division, seeks photos from the public which convey both the recreational and dangerous aspects of the river, which runs from Fanny Bridge in Tahoe City through Truckee and down to Pyramid Lake near Reno.

Truckee photographer Russell Rosewood, owner of Photo Sensitive, said the contest’s goal is to “show people why the river is important and how wonderful it can be.”

He said photos can feature flood shots, kayaking or whatever subject catches the photographer’s attention.

The only requirements are that photos have been taken within the last five years and that model releases are signed by people featured prominently in them.

Photos may be color or black and white and should be submitted as 8×10-inch glossy prints dry mounted on 8×10-inch mount board.

Calendar plans

The idea, Rosewood said, would be to produce a calendar for next year, which would be available for sale beginning at the annual Cadillac Ball on Nov. 6.

As well, there may be a cash prize depending on the number of entries received.

A portion of the $10 entry fee will help the foundation.

“This would bring it home to people on a daily basis,” Rosewood said. “We hope to recognize some really young talent.”

The judging panel consists of well-known area photographers and includes: fine arts photographer Robert Desmond, photographic educator John Echolls, commercial photographer Tom Lippert, outdoor/action photographer Larry Prosor and portrait/wedding photographer Susan Zweigle.

The photos are not limited to the Truckee area, Rosewood said.

Entries are welcome which feature the Truckee River in Tahoe City, Reno and elsewhere.

Entry forms available

Entry forms are available and submissions may be made at the following locations: Backstreet Frames, 10099 Jibboom St, Truckee; Framing Dames, 11045 Donner Pass Road, Truckee; Frames By Ryrie, 475 N. Lake Blvd., Tahoe City.

Specially-priced mounting is also available at all three shops.

The open division is open to photographers of any age, while the student division is open to any fulltime student up to age 19.

Contact number

For information, call Gail Alderson at 587-4654 or Rosewood at 587-3377.

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