FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Monday, August 12, 2013
Contact: Kevin Flannery, (573) 526-0949
Kander Announces Online Voting Round of Blue Book Photo Contest
Jefferson City, Mo. — Secretary of State Jason Kander today announced the opening of online voting in the next round of the "Remembering Harry" Blue Book photo contest. Between today and 5 p.m. on Friday, August 30, Missourians can vote at www.sos.mo.gov/photocontest for their favorite photo in each of three categories, all inspired by the words of President Harry Truman. From the 20 semi-finalists in each category, the five photographs receiving the most votes will advance as finalists, and the final winners will be selected by a committee of judges from Kander’s office.
"Missourians will be able to see President Truman’s words come alive in these photographs," Kander said. "Not only do they embody President Truman’s wisdom, they reflect Missouri’s rich and unique culture, and I encourage Missourians to visit the website and vote for the best contest entries before August 30."
Prior to online voting, judges chose the 20 best photographs in each category from all contest submissions to advance as semi-finalists. The contest opened for submissions on Monday, July 8, and closed on Monday, July 29. Missourians were eligible to enter photographs of sporting events and competitions, agriculture and natural settings, and unique celebrations and parades in each of the following categories, respectively: "Carry the battle to them," "The most peaceful thing in the world is plowing a field," and "I don’t believe in little plans."
Winning photographs will be published with full credit to the photographer in the Blue Book, formally known as the 2013–2014 Official Manual, State of Missouri, scheduled for release at the end of this year.
In order to vote in the contest, Missourians should visit www.sos.mo.gov/photocontest before the 5 p.m. deadline on Friday, August 30.
Visit www.sos.mo.gov to learn more about the Office of the Missouri Secretary of State.
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