NARFE Photo Calendar Contest announced
NARFE is now accepting photos for its 2013 NARFE Photo Calendar Contest. Winning photos will appear in the 2014 NARFE Photo Calendar. All NARFE members are invited to submit a photo, whether or not you've already had a photo appear in past calendars. The only exception is that members who work as professional photographers are not eligible. Photos must be horizontal in format and 8"x10" or 8-1/2"x 11" in size. Each entrant must put the following information on a piece of paper and tape it to the back of each photo: name, address, chapter number, and phone number or email address. No photos of children or pets, please. Neither email nor Polaroid photos will be accepted. All photos submitted become the property of NARFE and will not be returned. Each member is limited to five photos. Deadline is Feb. 15. Send photos to: NARFE Photo Contest, Office of the Treasurer, NARFE, 606 N. Washington St., Alexandria, VA 22314. If you have questions, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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