Attention, amateur photographers! It's that time of year again to submit your best shots to our annual photo contest. Entries in both color and black-and-white categories will be accepted through July 31. Six winners will receive $250 each; one also will be awarded a grand prize of $1,000. Winning shots will be forwarded to the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards (KINSA) to compete for cash prizes totaling $52,500.

In the KINSA finals, 200 entrants will receive $50 Special Merit Awards. Fifty winners will receive $250 Honor Awards. Six cash prizes will be awarded in the color and black-and-white categories. The two third-place winners will receive $2,000 each; second-place, $3,000 each; first-place, $5,000 each. The grand prize is $10,000.

3' See contest rules below. Good luck!


1. Only amateur photographers are eligible. Anyone who derives less than 5 percent of his or her income from photography is considered an amateur. Anyone is eligible except employees of the Times Mirror Co. and their families, and employees of Eastman Kodak Co. and their families.

2. No rules or information about the contest will be given over the phone. The winners will be announced in the Oct. 11 issue.

3. Black-and-white or color pictures taken after Jan. 1, 1990, are eligible. Pictures previously entered in this contest are not eligible. The contest ends at 5 p.m. July 31, 1992. Entries must be postmarked by that date. All entries should be mailed to the Sun Magazine Photo Contest, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, Md. 21278.

4. Snapshots may be taken with any make of camera. Winners of the Sun Magazine's contest will be chosen without regard to brand of film used, but only those pictures on Kodak film will be eligible for entry in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards. No artwork or retouching is permitted on negatives or prints -- no composite pictures, darkroom manipulation, multiple exposures or multiple printing is allowed. Cropping of pictures is permissible, however. Entries will be judged on snapshot quality and appeal. Technical quality, while important, will not be the deciding factor.

5. A total of eight pictures may be entered by each contestant. Contestant's name, address, daytime phone number and Social Security number must be written clearly, in ink, on the back of each print or on each transparency mount. Color or black-and-white prints may not be larger than 8 by 12 inches. They should not be mounted. Color entries may be submitted as prints or transparencies.

6. No pictures will be returned. Winners must be able to furnish the original negative or transparency if requested by the contest editor. The Sun Magazine assumes no responsibility for negatives or prints.

7. Contestants may submit pictures to only one newspaper participating in the Kodak International Newspaper Snapshot Awards.

8. A winning entrant must sign a statement on request that the picture, or one closely similar to the same subject or situation, has not previously won awards in any major contests, is not now entered in another contest, has not been nor will be entered in another photo contest, and has not been published in any copyrighted publication. The winning entrants must also assign all rights to the picture to Kodak.

9. Important: Be sure you know the names and addresses of any recognizable person in your picture. To enter the picture in the international judging, you must be able to obtain the written consent of such person or persons to permit use of the picture for purpose of illustration, advertising or publication in any manner.

E9 10. Taxes are the sole responsibility of the winners.

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