I am sorry, I am late in telling you about this Postcards Photo Contest. It has been running since the beginning of this month, October. But it is still not too late to submit your entry as the deadline is Oct 31.
The contest requires that you send in a photo of a place in America - North, South or Central America - to Discover America through Postcards Photo Contest. The image should contain enough beauty or curiosity to urge viewers to want to learn more about the place.
Four finalists will be selected based on originality, composition and technical execution. Three finalists have already been selected. Each of the four images will be made into a postcard featured on the Postcards from America website. The Grand Prize receives USD100. The winner will be announced on New Year's Day 2009.
Those of you who have been reading my blog long enough may be able to recall the previous years' winners - 2005 winners, 2006 winners, 2007 winners.
Below are the current three finalists:
Blue Water Bridge, Port Huron, MI
Twilight accentuates the twin-span Blue Water Bridge over the St. Clair River. Designed by both U.S. and Canadian engineers, this twin bridge -- one, a cantilever truss, the other, a continuous tied arch, connects Port Huron, Michigan to Point Edward, Ontario. It's one of the busiest routes between the two nations.
Petco Park, San Diego, CA
A view from the bleachers of an empty Petco Park. Unlike retro-styled red brick baseball parks with green seats, this modern sandstone-and-stucco stadium was designed to reflect San Diego's sandy beaches while its dark blue seats evoke the Pacific ocean nearby.
Height of Land, Franklin County, ME
The Height of Land overlook is the centerpiece of the Rangeley Lakes National Scenic Byway, an area belonging to Massachusetts until 1796 when James Rangeley purchased it. The scenic road follows the ridge line of Appalachian Mountains, presenting grand views of two Maine lakes: Mooselookmeguntic (Abnaki for "moose feeding place") and Upper Richardson.