Amateur photography sought for 2014 Public Power calendar

April 23, 2013

Columbus, Neb. – Nebraska Public Power District and its wholesale partner utilities are looking for original photography done by amateur photographers for use in a 2014 Public Power Calendar.

Amateur photographers could have their work selected as part of the calendar to be published in late 2013, and recognized with either a front cover photo or a photo best representing one of the 12 months of the year. Submission of photos is currently underway and runs through August 1, 2013.

The calendar will engage customers with their local public power utility, increase their knowledge of Nebraska’s unique public power system, and provide meaningful tips on energy efficiency that can be used in residences, commercial businesses, or agricultural operations.

Each submission should be built around the contest’s theme: “There is power in . . .”, The contest is open to customers in communities served by NPPD and the wholesale partner utilities that purchase the power that NPPD generates. To view the community listing and wholesale partner utility list, go to

Submitted photos must be taken by amateur photographers, defined as never accepting money for their photography. Entries are limited to four per person, and winning photos will be limited to one per contestant. All entries must be of outdoor themes of scenes within the state of Nebraska. Photographs must not contain people, and submittals with people as the primary subject will not be considered. Both landscape and close-up shots are acceptable.

Only horizontal pictures will be considered. Images must be able to fit an 11” x 8 ½” calendar format.

All entrants with selected photos will receive a calendar and the photos included will be attributed to the individual. The entry chosen for the front cover will receive a $25 GROW Nebraska gift card. A downloadable, print-ready calendar and a computer screensaver calendar will be available to the public after the contest ends.

Complete rules and entry forms can be found at NPPD employees, its wholesale partner utility employees, and their immediate families are not eligible to enter the contest.

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