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Calling all photographers

By ADAM LAPIERRE

News staff writer

July 13, 2005

In every Saturday's sports section I publish a stand-alone photo titled 'Local Style.' In those photos, I have tried to capture the spirit and character of Hood River residents in action. This community is lively, wild, and full of adventurous individuals who push themselves and their limits every day. Local Style is my attempt to share that local flavor.

I can hardly keep up, however, with all the great activities that make Hood River such a great place to call home.

This is a call… an assignment… a challenge: Local Style Summer Photo Contest. I will collect as many sports and recreation photographs as possible from the Hood River community. At the end of the summer the Hood River News will publish those photos in two issues. In the first issue all the photos will be displayed together, in a culmination of summer local style. In the second issue the top three photos, to be voted on by Hood River News staff, will be printed on a full page with a description of the shot and the photographer.

Submissions will be accepted by e-mail or by hard copy to the Hood River News office. Photos need to be submitted with basic details about the shot and photographer contact information.

Photos can be of any sport or activity, anywhere in the Hood River Valley; the only limitation being the action has to be legal.

This is my challenge to all the great Hood River residents that live it up, local style, in this great place.

Send photos to: alapierre@eaglenewspapers.com (preferably about 200 DPI resolution) or the Hood River News office: 419 State Street, Hood River.

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