Dolly Partonís Imagination Library Photo Contest
Contest runs through August 27
by United Way of Southwest Wyoming
June 23, 2011
United Way of Southwest Wyoming (UWSW) announced the launch of their Photo Calendar Contest Monday. Benefiting Dolly Partonís Imagination Library in Southwest Wyoming, residents in Sweetwater, Uinta, Sublette and Lincoln Counties are invited to submit photos of a child(ren) interacting with a book. After submitting the photo, the picture will be posted online where visitors to the website will be allowed to vote for their favorite picture(s).
The $35 entry fee represents the cost to provide a child with twelve books for one year. Voting is $1 per vote, with a five vote minimum, with all proceeds going towards Dolly Partonís Imagination Library in Southwest Wyoming.
The twelve photos that receive the most votes will be featured in UWSWís 2012 calendar and a photo session with Fotos by Jenni. In addition, the grand prize winner will receive a 16 inch by 20 inch canvas print from their session and will be featured on the calendar cover.
To submit a photo and to vote, go to www.swunitedway.org and click the "Photo Contest" link. The contest runs through August 27.
"The contest is not only for recent photos, but older ones as well. If you have a great picture of your son when he was three, but heís now thirty-three, send it in! There is no stipulation on the date the photo was taken, just that the subject is under 18," said Kelly Frink, director of marketing and communications at UWSW.
UWSW also announced that parents are now able to utilize an online registration tool when enrolling children in Dolly Partonís Imagination Library in Southwest Wyoming. This makes the program more readily available and efficient for parents and more environmentally friendly by reducing paper registration forms.
Accessing the online registration form is simple. Visit www.swunitedway.org and click on the "Dolly Partonís Imagination Library" icon located on the right side of the screen. From there, parents should select the "I would like to enroll my child" option and enter the appropriate information in the provided fields.
Dolly Partonís Imagination Library is a program that delivers expert-selected books to the homes of children between birth and the age of five at no cost to the parents. Dollywood, the philanthropic arm of Dolly Partonís organization pays for the books with the shipping and handling paid through grants awarded to UWSW and special event fundraisers, like the photo contest.
"Currently there are over 700 children enrolled from Sweetwater, Uinta, Lincoln and Sublette Counties. The demand for this program has been exceptional and it continues to expand across the region," said Suzanne Zutter, executive director at UWSW.
Paper registration forms will remain available for parents wishing to register their children via traditional mail.
For more information contact the UWSW at 307-362-5003 or email@example.com. You can also find them on facebook at United Way of Southwest Wyoming.