Distributed December 7, 2000
For Immediate Release
News Service Contact: Mary Jo Curtis



The Dignity of Children

Brown and Providence Journal to sponsor photography contest
The Providence Journal and Brown University are sponsoring a contest to find a photo to illustrate The Dignity of Children, the theme of this year’s Providence Journal/Brown University Public Affairs Conference. The winner will receive a $500 cash award. All entries must be postmarked by Dec. 13, 2000.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The Providence Journal and Brown University are offering a $500 top prize to the photographer who best illustrates The Dignity of Children, the theme of this year’s annual Providence Journal and Brown University Public Affairs Conference.

The conference, which will be held in March, will feature a panel of nationally known experts and advocates who have made it their task to study and speak for children. The conference planners are seeking a photograph that will personalize and powerfully convey the message of the conference topic, The Dignity of Children. The winning image will appear in publicity materials for the conference, including posters and newspaper advertisements, and will be credited to the photographer.

Participants are allowed to enter only one photograph, which must be previously unpublished. (Multiple entries will be disqualified.) The photograph must be an 8-by-10-inch print, unmounted and unframed. Prints of other sizes will be rejected. No negatives, slides, discs or e-mailed photos will be accepted. Submissions must be attached to the entry form (or a copy of the form) included in the contest advertisement currently running in the Providence Journal. All photographs will be returned.

Entries must be postmarked by Dec. 13, 2000. Entries will be judged by a panel of artists, journalists and marketing specialists. The winner will be notified by phone; he or she will be awarded a $500 prize and an invitation to dinner with one or more of the conference speakers.

Providence Journal Company and Brown University employees and their families are ineligible to participate in the contest.

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