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Kolo Announces 'Love Your Photos' Photography Contest

HARTFORD , Conn., July 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kolo, LLC, the international leader in archival luxury photo albums, announces Kolo's third annual photo contest.

The theme of the contest is "Love Your Photos." Contest organizers request that each participant submit one color or black-and-white photo that he or she believes "tells a story of his or her life."

"Everyone has a special photo or two that tells a story and perfectly captures a moment -- whether the subject matter is of great significance, or simply shows a small, yet meaningful slice of life," says Heather Covault, Kolo spokesperson. "The contest theme is deliberately broad, because we want people to be creative. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the story is left to the viewer's interpretation, which can be intriguing."

The grand-prize winner will receive $500 cash and Kolo luxury photo albums, photo boxes and accessories worth $500 retail. Six second-place winners will receive $200 cash and Kolo products with a retail value of $100.One hundred runners-up will win Kolo products worth $100 retail.

The winning photographs will be featured on Kolo's Web site, < >, and will appear internationally in Kolo marketing materials.

Entries must be submitted in digital format to< >. Images cannot be digitally enhanced or manipulated. Submissions should be no larger than two megabytes.

Each entry should include the contestant's name, address, phone number, and e-mail address.

There is no entry fee. Entries will be accepted between July 5 and Dec. 31, 2007 . No submissions will be returned.

An expert panel of design professionals and photographers will select the winners. Judges will base their decisions on lighting quality, print quality, creativity, composition and the impact that the photograph creates. The list of winners will be posted on on Feb. 14, 2008 , at which time notification letters will be sent.

Kolo archival photo albums and boxes are sold through fine stationery, art and department stores, by mail-order catalog and on-line at


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