Enter the annual Pioneer July 4 Photo Contest and win cash prizes

Shutterbugs and patriots, grab your cameras and celebrate “Community and Country.”

Capture the spirit of the day and share your favorite images with our readers. Anyone who receives the Pioneer, either by mail or carrier, is eligible to enter.

The contest is open to all, adults (over 12) and kids (12 and under.) The winning photos will be published in the July 12 issue of the Pioneer.

Each individual may submit up to three photos, but only one can win a prize. Submit snapshot size prints (nothing bigger than 5” x 7”) AND a CD with hi-resolution files. DO NOT email entries.

Photos must have been taken during this year’s July 4 Celebration in downtown Clayton. On the back of each photo, put your name, address, phone number, email address and whether you are entering as an adult or child. For kids, please include age.

IMPORTANT: Drop off your prints AND the CD at the Clayton Pioneer office NO LATER THAN 5 p.m. THURSDAY, July 5. Please do not e-mail entries.

Photos will be judged on overall quality, composition and how well the image captures the spirit of the day.

Prizes: Adult, first $100, second $75, third $50. Kids, first place $50, second $35, third $25.