The Rural Project launched its first quarter theme "Making a Difference in Rural America" Aug. 1, 2012, and invites photos and essays that capture the theme best. Top prize is $1,000 cash each quarter.
Each photo-essay entry will consist of one photo image, along with a short essay describing how this person, group or organization is making a difference in their rural community or beyond. The essay must be at least 10 words in length and not to exceed 100 words. Complete contest rules and submitting procedure can be found at http://RuralRefined.com or on Facebook.
These photo essays will mark just the beginning of The Rural Project, designed to bring light and attention to a segment of the population that often gets lost in the bigger city news. Each quarter will bring another theme for photo-essays and all entries will be showcased on RuralRefined.com and the Rural Refined Facebook page. Each quarter, there will be one grand prize of $1,000 for best overall image and essay that best addresses that quarter's theme, and have his/her entry highlighted and recognized on the site and Facebook among all of the entries.
For more information, see http://RuralRefined.com or htt://Facebook.com/RuralRefined or email Ranger@RuralRefined.com.
About Rural Refined: RuralRefined.com was created to showcase and celebrate living well in smaller towns. The Rural Project is the first project designed to showcase life in rural America (defined as communities of less than 50,000 people) and bring light to an underrecognized segment of the United States.
Additional Information on The Rural Project
Deadlines for each theme are as follows:
- Project kicks off Aug. 1, 2012 -- First deadline for first theme is Oct. 31, 2012
- New theme opens Nov. 1, 2012 -- Deadline for submissions Jan. 31, 2013
- New theme opens Feb. 1, 2013 -- Deadline for submissions April 30, 2013
- New theme opens May 1, 2013 -- Deadline for submissions July 31, 2013
- New theme opens Aug. 1, 2013 -- Deadline for submissions Oct. 31, 2013
Themes for 2012–13:
- August 2012 – October 2012: "Making a Difference in Rural America"
- November 2012 – January 2013: "How We Have Fun in Our Community"
- February 2013 – April 2013: "One of the Best Things About Our Community"
- May 2013 – July 2013: "Making a Living in Our Community"
- August 2013 – Beyond: To be announced
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