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Photogenic Switzerland County ready for its “close-up!”

Switzerland County Tourism (SCT) invites amateur and professional photographers both in and out of state to not only capture fond memories while visiting Switzerland County, but to compete for at least $2400 in prize money—which includes a $1000 Grand Prize!

Entries are being sought for the Picture Switzerland County 2009 Quarterly Photo Contest—the first deadline is Dec. 10, 2008. Winning entries will be used to promote tourism and events for Switzerland County/Vevay through print and electronic materials. Additional deadlines are set for March 11, June 10 and Sept. 16, 2009.

Along with being the “Birthplace of the First Successful Commercial Winery in America”, Switzerland County is full of breath-taking scenery, wildlife, historical landmarks and friendly natives. SCT is searching for images that capture the beauty and essence of the people, places and events of the area.

Enter your best photos conveying: Switzerland County Events; Nature & Wildlife; Seasonal Switzerland County; Local Landmarks & Architecture; People Working & Playing in the County; Switzerland County Experiences and Everyday Life in Switzerland County.

There is no fee to enter, no age limit of participants and no limit to the number of entries that can be submitted. Only photographs taken within the Switzerland County limits within the last two years are eligible for the contest.

A prospectus with a complete list of the quarterly contest rules is available at Switzerland County outlets or by requesting copies through the Switzerland County Visitors Center at 812-427-3237 or by e-mail at

For additional information, maps of the county or to set up a group tour, contact the Visitors Center at 812-427-3237.

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Written by : I have been with Switzerland County Tourism in Vevay, IN, since May 2008 as the Public Relations/Grant Administrator- Financials will be added to that title soon as well. I also photograph and maintain the Switzerland County Tourism Flickr Site. I have a varied background, having worked in Public/Media Relations with a large non-profit in Panama City, FL, banking, store management and advertising. I have also freelanced in photography and writing for newspapers and non-profits. Originally from Pittsburgh, I resided in Florida for 21 years before moving to Kentucky several years ago. It was there that I met and married my husband from Dillsboro, IN. I have two teenage step-daughters.