JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO (Oct. 15, 2014) – The Army announced that entry submissions for the Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.
The purpose of the contest is to recognize the artistic eye of enlisted Soldiers, commissioned officers and civilians alike for their simple and true captures of garrison life around the world. Any Army MWR patron with an AKO address may participate.
From 3,238 entries last year, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command awarded recognition and cash prizes to first place winners from Fort Knox, Kentucky; Selfridge Air National Guard Base, Michigan; Fort Polk, Louisiana.; Fort Jackson, South Carolina; Torii Station, Japan; Stuttgart, Germany; Fort Campbell, Kentucky; Fort Leavenworth, Kansas; Hohenfels, Germany; Grafenwoehr, Germany; Camp Zama, Japan; Aberdeen, Maryland; Yongsan, Korea and Presidio of Monterey, California.
Prizes this year are $300 for 1st place, $200 for 2nd place and $100 for 3rd place in each category. Contestants may enter and could win in more than one of these categories: animals; design elements; digital darkroom; military life; still life; people; and nature/landscapes.
Contestants can submit their entries online at http://www.armymwr.com/recleisure/artsandcrafts/default.aspx. Winners will be selected in February, and a list of all winners in the 2015 Photo Contest will be viewed at the same web address.