Editor's Note: The following is a news release from Dakota County about its annual photography contest.
Photographers looking to display their work can submit their original photos to be considered for a new exhibit planned for March 2013.
Photographers, age 8 and older, must live in Dakota County and may submit up to two photographs reflecting the theme "Human Faces of Dakota County".
The submission deadline has been extended and submissions are now due by Monday, Jan. 28, 2013.
The photography exhibit is one of the ways the Dakota County Public Art Citizen Advisory Committee, in partnership with the Dakota County Historical Society, is working to make local art more accessible to residents.
The committee will review the submissions and make a recommendation to the board. The Dakota County Board of Commissioners will make the final decision on which photographs will be exhibited. Eighteen photographs will be exhibited. The committee includes seven members who have backgrounds in art and have been selected by the County Board.
The photographs will be displayed at the Dakota County Western Service Center in Apple Valley. The exhibit will last for a total of six months. Photographs must be 11” x 14”. Framing will be done by Dakota County.
The photography must meet the criteria outlined by the committee. The criteria are at www.dakotacounty.us and can be found by searching "photography exhibit". For more information, photographers can also contact Jean Erickson, Deputy Director of Dakota County’s Public Services and Revenue Division, 651-438-4286 or firstname.lastname@example.org.