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SEE Photography Contest Revamped for 2014

FLINT — The Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce is now accepting submissions for its 2014 SEE Photography Contest.

New this year, the contest will become an annual event, versus a monthly competition, allowing photographers to capture the best of Flint & Genesee over a 12-month period, according to Sherry Thompkins, Director of Marketing for the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce.

“We want people to share with us what they love about Flint & Genesee County, and have some fun with it!” said Thomkins.

She encourages photographers to: “Show us the faces and places that illustrate every aspect of living in this place we call home. Go outside! . . . to festivals, concerts and events. Go inside! . . . to favorite places to take kids, meet friends or celebrate with family. Show us your bowling team, soccer team, running club, cycling group or your favorite fall walking trail.”

The rules are simple: Photos must be taken within the county lines and photographers may only submit photos they have personally taken. Images that have been heavily altered or manipulated will not be accepted. It is acceptable to color balance and crop if doing so reflects the scene as observed.

Amateur and professional shutterbugs are encouraged to participate. Entrants may submit up to five photos each. The deadline is Dec. 31, 2014 at midnight. There is no entry fee. See complete contest rules. Photos from all camera types are welcome.

Details: Call 810-600-1418. — G.G.

Kohls offers scholarship program

GENESEE COUNTY — Nominations for kids ages six to 18 will be accepted Jan. 31–March 14 at kohlskids.com, and nominators must be 21 years or older.

Through the program, Kohl’s will award more than 2,300 young volunteers nearly $400,000 in scholarships and prizes to reward kids who have made a positive impact on their communities.

• Two nominees from each of the more than 1,100 Kohl’s stores nationwide will win a $50 Kohl’s gift card.

• Nearly 200 of the store winners will win regional scholarships worth $1,000 toward higher education.

• Ten national winners will be awarded a total of $10,000 in scholarships for higher education, and Kohl’s will donate $1,000 to a nonprofit organization on each national winner’s behalf.

The Kohl’s Cares Scholarship Program is part of Kohl’s Cares, Kohl’s philanthropic program focused on improving the lives of children.

Since the program began in 2001, Kohl’s has recognized more than 19,500 kids with more than $3.9 million in scholarships and prizes.

Details: Visit kohlskids.com. — G.G.


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