Photographers: Pure Catskills wants you

Pure Catskills, the local-food-and-farms program run by the Watershed Agricultural Council, is running a photo contest. Instructions from their blog:

Each photo entered will:

• Feature a local farm and/or food theme

• Feature a location or a business in Delaware, Greene, Otsego, Schoharie, Sullivan or Ulster County

• Be submitted electronically through the Pure Catskills Flickr group. Photos must be tagged with ‘PhotoContest-PureCatskills’

Pretty clever of them--they get a bunch of free photos of local businesses to run in their publications, winning photographers get free gift baskets, local farms and foodmakers get free promotion, everybody wins. The contest is open until May 10.

While we're on the topic of Flickr and photos and sharing the free-media love around the Catskills region, I'd like to take this opportunity to give a shameless plug to our own Watershed Post Flickr group, where anybody is welcome to post if they're interested in seeing their awesome photos appear on our website (with credit, of course).

Photo of Gunhouse Hill Farm alpacas at the Meredith Dairy Fest last June, by Watershed Post editor Lissa Harris, and a long-shot Pure Catskills contest entry.