(MEMPHIS, Tenn.) – It is time to show off some beautiful cotton and your photography skills in The Cotton Board’s 2021 Calendar Photo Contest. One winning photo will be selected and featured in The Cotton Board’s 2021 Industry Calendar.
“We are looking for creative, captivating images of cotton in any stage of production to include in the calendar. The cotton should be the focal point of submitted entries and we ask that there be no people in the images submitted,” says Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications for The Cotton Board. “I am looking forward to submissions from across the Cotton Belt, as I know each region has its own unique and beautiful cotton landscapes,” she said. Photos should be taken in a horizontal orientation and be at least 300 dpi.
To be eligible to win, contestants must first “like” The Cotton Board Facebook page and then email their high-res jpeg photo to sgorman [at] cottonboard [dot] org. Up to three entries per contestant will be considered. The contest ends on Thursday October 8, 2020 at noon, CST. Cotton Board staff will vote to determine the winning photo.
The Cotton Board calendar is an industry staple and is mailed to every cotton producer and ginner in the U.S. The winner will have their photo, along with photo credit, featured in the 2021 calendar and will also receive a cotton prize pack, including 25 copies of the calendar to share with friends and family.
Contact: Stacey Gorman, Director of Communications (870) 226-1445
About The Cotton Board: The Cotton Research & Promotion Act established the Cotton Board as a quasi-governmental, non-profit entity to serve as the administrator of the Cotton Research & Promotion Program. Funded by America’s cotton producers and importers through the cotton check-off, the Program’s research and promotion activities are conducted worldwide by Cotton Incorporated, the Cotton Board’s sole-source contracting organization, to increase the demand for and improve the market position of cotton. The Cotton Research & Promotion Program continues to work in all areas of cotton’s pipeline – from the field to the consumer – to keep cotton the number one fiber choice in the U.S. For more information about the Cotton Board and the innovative activities stemming from the Program, visit www.cottonboard.org