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Taft Midway Driller - Taft, CA
  • Chamber holding photo contest for postcards

  • Top entries will be put on postcards showing off the best of Taft
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  • Got a great picture of the Taft area?
    The Taft chamber of Commerce wants to see it on postcard and you could wins some cash along with the hoor of having your photo used to showcase the community.
    The Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with the Taft Camera Club, has announced its first postcard contest.
    "We want to have postcards available in the Chamber Gift Shop that depict actual scenes and happenings in Taft. We felt this contest was the best way to get authentic pictures of Taft." Kathy Orrin, Executive Director of the Taft Chamber."We are excited to be able to show off our town and our talented photographers in this contest. These postcards will memorialize many of the things that are great about our town."
    Taft citizens are encouraged to submit their best photos to the Chamber in any of the following categories: Oilfield/Oilfield Equipment, Scenery and Nature, People, Taft Oilworker Monument, Taft Landmarks/ Businesses, and Oildorado.
    The following age categories will be in force: Child (up to 11 years), Youth (12-18 years), Adult Amateur, Adult Professional, Historical (old photos, photographer unknown).
    The contest officially opened Tuesday, October 29, and entries will be accepted until 5 p.m., Tuesday, November 12, 2013.
    Individuals may submit as many as five entries for the contest.
    Entry forms are available in the Chamber Office and in a few other locations around town. Each individual entry must be accompanied by a completed entry form.
    The Taft Camera Club will serve as judges for the contest. Contest winners will have their pictures made into postcards which will be sold in the Chamber Gift Shop.
    Credit to the photographer will be given on the published postcards. The photo selected as Best in Show will be given $100 and a ride in a special car in the Taft Christmas Parade on Dec. 2.
    The winners will be announced at the Taft City Council meeting on Nov. 19 and televised on the local Taft Channel.

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