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Lake Placid Institute holding photography contest

LAKE PLACID The Lake Placid Institute for the Arts and Humanities invites all high school students in and around the Adirondack region to participate in a visual interpretation of their surroundings in the institutes new program, 24 Hours: A Photographic Interpretation of Life in the Adirondacks. Photographs must be taken within the Adirondack Park from June 2007 through March 2008, and represent one hour of a day in the Adirondack Park. Each photograph must be accompanied by a short essay, approximately 50 to 150 words, that describes the photographers vision. Entries will be accepted starting this Saturday, March 1, and must be postmarked or submitted on-line no later than Tuesday, April 15. Entries must include the photographers name, age, grade, hour and date the photograph was taken, location of the photograph, type of camera used, and the name of the supervising teacher. Photographs must be able to be replicated in 11-inch by 14-inch format. Two photographs from each hour will be selected by an appointed jury. The photographs will be matted and framed along with the essay to be exhibited May 24 through July 6 at the Lake Placid-North Elba Historical Society Museum located in the old Lake Placid train station. The collection will also be included in the institutes on-line gallery. For more information, contact Lake Placid Institute administrative director Pat Kelly at 523-1312 or via e-mail at info@lakeplacidinstitute.org.

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