Photo contest entries to be accepted April 1

From staff reports

The Oil Region Alliance will begin accepting photos for the Oil Heritage Region Photography Contest on Saturday, April 1.

The contest will provide shutterbugs the opportunity to submit their best photos of the Oil Region and perhaps win a cash prize, according to the ORA.

There is no fee required to enter the contest which is open to anyone 18 years old and over.

There will be two divisions – amateur and professional.

The two categories are “Faces and Places” and “History and Heritage.”

Cash prizes will be awarded to the first and second place winners in each category and division.

Photos must have been taken between June 1, 2016, and June 1, 2017, in the Oil Heritage Region which includes anywhere in Venango County or the city of Titusville, the borough of Hydetown or Oil Creek Township in Crawford County.

Photos must be submitted electronically, either on a CD-ROM, DVD, or flashdrive and in a .TIF or .JPG format. Those items may be delivered to the Oil Region Alliance office at 217 Elm St., Oil City, during normal business hours which are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The deadline to submit entries is Thursday, June 15, and judging will take place in June with the winners being notified in July.

A complete list of rules may be downloaded at

For questions about the Oil Heritage Region Photography Contest, contact Toni Kresinski, project manager, at (800) 483-6264, Ext. 110.