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Posting of winning photos from the East Idaho Community Photo Contest

Photo by Clayton Cammack

IDAHO FALLS – Friday July 23 Idaho Falls Magazine will announce the winners of the East Idaho Community Photo Contest in a video posted to their official website and social media pages at 12:00 p.m. MST. The video will also be sent to the magazine’s newsletter, giving subscribers an exclusive preview of the winning photos before the official photo competition issue hits home in August.

The contest saw more entrants than ever before, with thousands of entries from across the eastern Idaho region. Submission categories include Birds, Sports & Recreation, Nature & Wildlife, Portraits, Landscapes, and the open category for all other submissions. The winners receive bragging rights, prizes and have their photos published in the August issue of Idaho Falls Magazine.

“While this is a change from past in-person awards ceremonies, we believe winners, contestants and readers will enjoy watching this special video highlighting our 2021 winners,” said editor Emily FitzPatrick. “Our former editor, Steve Smede, is a talented videographer who used his talents to create a video showcasing all of the winners, allowing people from near and far to see the wonders of our region.”

Smede remains the mastermind behind the photo contest, using his experienced eye to select the best submissions before passing the final nominees to a hand-selected panel of judges in the eastern Idaho region. Smede hosted the contest in 2009 and has since seen it become a community-wide event. The magazine’s August issue is now the highest-performing digital issue of the year, capturing the attention of readers not only in eastern Idaho, but across the country.

Did you miss the opportunity to participate in this year’s photo competition? Submissions are now open, with next year’s deadline currently set for March 1, 2022. Click here to submit your photos.

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