OK, spring break's over, so now's the time to submit your snapshots to the Enterprise for our annual Vacation Photo Contest.
By "now," we mean in the next three or four weeks, but it's probably better to do it sooner while your spring break is still fresh in mind. We're setting a submission deadline of Tuesday, May 7.
Hopefully, wherever and whenever you traveled, you remembered to bring a copy of the Enterprise and pose for a photo with it, backdropped by your destination of choice. We can't wait to see those pics and share with them our thousands of readers like you, who we're sure are also looking forward to it.
Plus, if our staff judges your photo as one of the top three best, you'll win a prize. We judge them for originality, locale and photo quality.
If your photos are digital, please email them to our sports and features editor, Morgan Ryan, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Keep in mind that we can't print low-resolution photos, so don't compress them. Also, before you start shooting, it's a good idea to make sure your camera is set to take large photos.
If you only have your photo in hard copy, either drop one off at our office (54 Broadway, Saranac Lake) or mail it to Vacation Photo Contest, Adirondack Daily Enterprise, P.O. Box 318, Saranac Lake, NY 12983.
We ask that each family only submit one photo, and that you include your name, phone number and a brief description of what's in the photo, including the location and the names and hometowns of any people pictured.
If you want your photo returned, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your entry, and we will mail it back to you when we're done.
We'll publish the photos in print only, not online. That's one more reason to renew your subscription or, if you live far away, to get a relative or friend to buy the papers for you.
The first-, second- and third-place winners will appear in print on May 18. The rest will appear in subsequent Saturdays' North Country Living sections.
We never know what we'll get, but we look forward to some creative, cool and amusing images. Most of all, though, people just like seeing where you spent your vacation. You might call it curiosity, but it also builds community. We each get to know a tiny bit more about each other - maybe not information of great significance, but still, it helps thaw the ice of winter and transition us into spring and summer.