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Monday, September 22, 2014

Library photo contest deadline nears

Some of my favorite architectural details are fancy brickwork --
above on Hillcrest Avenue...

... and this exuberant detail from a Moorish Revival mansion
on Madison Avenue.

Time is running out for Plainfield's premier photo contest. Friday is the deadline for submitting photos for the 9th Annual Plainfield Public Library photo contest.

This year's theme is 'Roofs, Chimneys and Architectural Details of Plainfield'.

This fun contest has generated a treasure trove of hundreds of photos of Plainfield people, places and activities -- helping to make an ongoing record of life in the Queen City.

In recent years the rules were relaxed slightly to include photos in the theme even though they may not have been taken during the contest period. So, get your cameras out and get going! If you have recent photos of items that fit the topic, submit them.

Photos can be submitted in 8x10 or 5x7 format in black and white or color on standard photographic paper. Each entrant can submit up to five photos. There is no cost to enter and bragging rights are granted with ribbons and certificates at a reception honoring all submissions.

It's great fun and a way to preserve Plainfield's ongoing history. Check out the full details on the library's website (see here) and download your registration forms. Forms are also available in the main Reading Room.

Entries can be delivered by hand to the Library or mailed -- but mailed entries must be postmarked no later than Friday, September 26.

  -- Dan Damon [follow]

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