The Friends of Poland Forest is holding its second annual photography competition and exhibition, ''The Beauty of the Woods.''
Photos must be taken within Poland Municipal Forest and must focus on nature. Contest rules and entry forms are available in The Cafe at Wittenauer's, Poland Village Hall, in the kiosks at the Forest's entrances, and at various Poland businesses. The entry fee is $10 per person for up to two entries.
The contest is for amateurs in three age divisions: children 12 and under, teenagers 13 to 19, and adults 20 and over. Awards will be given to the top photo in each division, plus one ''Best in Show.''
Winners in each age group will receive a $25 gift certificate from YM Camera or The Photo Place. The ''Best in Show'' will receive an additional $25 gift certificate and a gift certificate for framing from Frameworks. All entrants will receive a one-year membership in the Friends of Poland Forest
Matted prints will be accepted from Aug. 2 through Aug. 10 at The Cafe at Wittenauer's, 122 S. Main St., Poland, and will be displayed in The Gallery at Wittenauer's from Sept. 5 through Sept. 21. Awards will be presented 2 p.m. Sept. 7.
Gordon Longmuir, president of the organization, said the purpose of the contest is to spotlight one of Poland Village's greatest treasures and promote membership in the Friends of Poland Forest.
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