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 Fall Photography Weekend Oct. 17-19 at Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park 

HOPKINS COUNTY, Ky. (10/11/2014) – Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park will host its fall digital Photography Weekend Oct. 17-19.

Evening programs will be held at 7 p.m. Friday (Oct. 17) and Saturday (Oct. 18). The Friday night program will be an introduction to the weekend’s photography contest. The Saturday evening program by Teresa Gemeinhardt is called “Learning to See.” You can find out more about Gemeinhardt at http://teresagemeinhardt.zenfolio.com/about.html The weekend will end at approximately noon Sunday after the awards ceremony and slideshow of the weekend’s photographs.

Contestants can begin taking photos as soon as they check in on Friday. Check-in begins at 2 p.m. Participants will be divided into three divisions: master, intermediate, and point-and-shoot. Participants in the master division have sold their works before, those in the intermediate division have an SLR camera, but are hobby photographers, and point-and-shoot participants use cameras that do not have detachable lenses. Children may compete in any of the three divisions.

The contest boundaries are the boundaries of Pennyrile State Forest, Tradewater Wildlife Management Area, and Jones-Keeney Wildlife Management Area. Photographs may be taken anywhere within the state park, state forest or wildlife management areas listed above. Hunter orange must be worn by any photographers taking photographs at Jones-Keeney WMA. The categories of the contest vary, but they will always have a nature emphasis such as wildlife, landscape and water.

Participants turn in one photo per category and should bring their own camera. Registration is $35. Register at least one week before the event and get a $5 discount. Children 16 and under pay just $10. The park offers a 10 percent discount on lodging. Online registration is available at: https://secure.kentucky.gov/formservices/Parks/photography until the Wednesday before the event. Same-day registration will also be available until the evening program begins at 7 p.m. CDT Friday, Oct. 17.

The resort park is 20 miles northwest of Hopkinsville, on KY 109 North. From Interstate 69, exit at Dawson Springs (Exit 92) and take KY 109 South.

The rustic wood-and-stone Pennyrile Lodge, with 24 rooms, sits serenely on a high cliff overlooking Pennyrile Lake. Open year-round, the park has 12 cottages in the wooded lodge area and on the lake’s shores. The restaurant seats 200, including a private dining room for up to 80. The park also has an 18-hole golf course with a pro shop, riding carts, pull carts and rental clubs. The course is open year-round, weather permitting. The park also offers hiking trails, fishing, basketball, tennis and horse campsites.

Call 1-800-325-1711 for information and reservations.

Information provided by theKentucky Department of Parks
Posted by J.L. Graham
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