-- Friends of the Trace, a group of supporters
of the Longleaf Trace, are sponsoring a photo contest in conjunction
with the American Trails 2004 contest for photographs of National
Recreation Trails across the country.
Winners of the Longleaf Trace contest will be on display
all year at the Gateway at The University of Southern Mississippi
and will be entered in the national contest. The second annual national
contest provides awards in several categories and shows off entries
on the National Recreation Trails Web site. The goal of the contest
is to highlight the diversity of the National Recreation Trails
and to make more Americans familiar with these trails.
Entries should be good photos of trail users, as well
as special facilities, construction, and volunteers. Awards will
be given in four categories: Trail Use, including hiking and walking,
bicycling, and equestrian; Trail Management, including training
and education, health and fitness, and youth and volunteers; Trail
Features, including urban trails and greenways, historic features,
and scenery and natural features; as well as a new category, Arts
on the Trails, which could include interpretive displays or other
The deadline for submission is Nov. 15, 2004. Entries
may be submitted in digital formats, such as JPEG or TIFF, or as
slides or negatives. Digital images may be submitted via e-mail
to firstname.lastname@example.org if attachments are less than two megabytes.
Slides or negatives must be 35mm, and may be either color or black
Entries may be mailed to P.O. Box 15187, Hattiesburg,
MS 39404, and should include the following information: location
of where on the Longleaf Trace the pictures were taken; your name;
photographer's name, if different; address; phone number; and e-mail
address. For more information, call Sarah Moscript at (601) 266-5644
or visit www.mylongleaftrace.com.