Your Amateur Photo Could Land on a Postcard

| January 26, 2013
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A photo contest is being hosted by the Missouri State Parks and the  Bothwell Lodge Historic Site.  Click to hear KMZU’s Kristie Cross talk to resource specialist Jenna Eddy:

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Most amateur photos of the  historic Lodge will be accepted.  “Anyone age 10 or above is eligible to contribute to this contest,” said Eddy,” Two submissions per person will be allowed and it’s free and open to the public.”

There are a few additional rules to keep in mind regarding the competition.  “We have received several questions regarding copyrights,”said Eddy,” You are handing over those rights and there will be form to complete in order to formally release those.  Another thing is that they won’t get the photos back.  As long as everyone understands that they are handing them over to us permanently, then we look forward to looking over the pictures and deciding on the winners.”

Entries will be accepted through October 1, 2013.  A detailed list of rules can be found by visiting

Press Release:

Do you have a great photo of Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site near Sedalia? If you do, submit it in the historic site’s amateur photography contest. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, this event lets you showcase your photographic skill with the winning photo being used in a postcard sold at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site.

Anyone age 10 and above may enter up to two photographs by either mail or email. Submitted photos will not be returned. The photo contest will run from Jan. 1 through Oct. 1, 2013. This is the first photo contest ever held at Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site and is free and open to the public.

For a detailed list of rules and for more information, call the historic site at 660-827-0510 or email

Bothwell Lodge State Historic Site is located seven miles north of Sedalia on U.S. Highway 65. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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