Vacherie, La.’s Oak Alley Plantation, the “Grand Dame of the Great River Road,” is seeking entrants for its 2011 photo contest. It is a contest that is open to virtually any and all, on the condition that all submitted photos must have been taken at Oak Alley in 2011.
Photos from four categories will be judged separately, including: age 15 and under, amateurs 16 and over, semi-professional photographers, and professional photographers. The contest is thus open to all ages. It is open to people of all nationalities as well. Even previous Oak Alley photo contest winners may enter.
The deadline for entry is Saturday, Dec. 31.
Otherwise, the Louisiana institution seeks photos that are original and imaginative, as well as technically well executed.
The prizes in each category are:
- First Place: Two photos books, “Capturing Oak Alley” and “Oak Alley Plantation Cooking,” as well as a copy of a 2012 e-book of Oak Alley photographs.
- Second Place: “Capturing Oak Alley,” along with the 2012 e-book.
- Honorable Mentions: A free copy of the 2012 e-book.
All proceeds will benefit the non-profit Oak Alley Foundation, and educational trust which manages and maintains the Vacherie mansion and its famously lush, sprawling grounds.
Image: Photo of Oak Alley Plantation, by anonymous NOPA member, not from 2011.