Amateur photo contest

The Cortez, Dolores and Mancos Area Chambers of Commerce are hosting an amateur photo contest for budding photographers. The purpose of the contest is to generate a photo library for use by the local Chambers for the promotion of the Montezuma County Area. Photos should capture the beauty of the people, scenery, personality, history or natural elements which contribute to the profile of our quality of life here in Montezuma County. Three photographs will be selected as first, second and third place with two honorable mention entries. There will be cash prizes for the top three photos and they will be placed on the chamber websites and in locations around the county for all to see. Submissions to be juried will be accepted through June 21 and winners will be decided in July. A signed release form must be submitted to the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce at 928 E. Main St. Only original photos taken by a photographer in Montezuma County will be accepted. To obtain a release form and additional contest information contact Dena Guttridge at 565-3414 or come by the Cortez chamber.