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Sandburg Days Photo Contest Awards Reception Thursday

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April 15, 2013
GALESBURG—The Sandburg Days festival for the mind Photography Contest awards reception will take place at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 18, in the Sanderson Room of the Galesburg Public Library, 40 E. Simmons St.

Entries for the contest may be turned in to the Galesburg Public Library through 8 p.m. April 16. A $25 cash prize will be awarded to the local amateur photographer who wins Best of Show, and a $20 gift certificate from The Frame Works will be awarded for first place in four categories: Fire Stations; Sports and Recreation; the Lincoln-Douglas Debate Site at Knox College’s Old Main; and Bricks. The judge for this year’s contest is Bill Gaither, coordinator of multimedia at Carl Sandburg College and a former photographer for the Galesburg Register-Mail.

There is no fee to enter, with a limit of 12 photographs per person, three per category. Photos should be no larger than 8 inches by 10 inches and created within the last year. Photos must have a secure wire on the back and be ready to hang on the display board. Prints in a frame are preferred, but prints in a matte are acceptable. Entrants should write their name, address, phone number, photo title, category and email on the back of the photo. For more information, contact Tom Foley at 309.342.9411 or

The contest is sponsored by The Frame Works, Foley Photo Studio, the Galesburg Public Library and the Galesburg Register-Mail and is part of the 18th annual Sandburg Days festival for the mind, which takes place April 17-20 in Galesburg. The Sandburg Days festival for the mind honors Galesburg-born, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning poet and Abraham Lincoln biographer Carl Sandburg and his family by celebrating with the community through educational and recreational activities. A complete list of events for the Sandburg Days festival for the mind can be found at