Entries for the Canal Winchester Lions Club Photo Contest will be accepted through Jan. 16.

Entries for the Canal Winchester Lions Club Photo Contest will be accepted through Jan. 16.

Entrants are invited to capture what exemplifies the beauty, character and uniqueness of Canal Winchester and the surrounding area.

The contest is open to all film and digital photographers (pro, enthusiast or beginner) who will compete together in a combined format in any of the following themes: Nature, Environment and People. Two divisions are offered: adult digital and film for those age 18 and older, and junior digital and film for ages 10-17.

Impartial judging of photos will focus on originality, artistic merit and creativity. The CW Lions Club reserves the right to disqualify entries that do not meet contest criteria or may be viewed as inappropriate or objectionable.

Submissions of 5-by-7 color or black and white photos can be sent to: Canal Winchester Lions Club, c/o 70 Flintlock Way, Canal Winchester, OH 43110. Digital images may be sent via email to jackphoto027@gmail.com.

All photos must include information on the location and date they were taken.

A $10 registration fee is payable at the above address with the photo or online at the Canal Winchester Lions Club website, canalwinchesterlions. org.

Cash awards will be presented for each division and each theme.

Winning photos will be published and displayed locally. The club retains the right of use and publication for all photos submitted.