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Attention Amateur Photographers
February 21st 2011

PLAIN CITY, Ohio, Feb. 17, 2011 — Customer success is the passion of every employee within the Select Sires federation. Select Sires would like to celebrate this success by offering for the first time a Select Sires photo contest. Select Sires is looking for new, exciting photos of Select-sired offspring and customers to use in promotions such as calendars, posters, brochures, on the website and much more. The contest is open to all amateur photographers including Select Sires customers, employees and employee family members. Contestants can enter as many photos as they wish. The first place dairy and beef photos will be featured on the covers of the 2012 Select Sires Dairy and Beef Calendars.
 
Entries are due June 1, 2011, and photos can be mailed or submitted digitally. Please include the photographer’s name, address, phone number, location where the photo was taken, a brief description of the photo and identification of specific animals or subjects within the photo. A form with all needed photo information can be found at www.selectsires.com. Preference will be given to photographs that include cattle, and entries will be judged on composition, quality and character of the image, suitability and/or creativity and overall impression of the photo. To get your creative juices flowing, this year’s categories are as follows:


If submitting photos by mail:
Mail entries to: Select Sires Inc., Attn: Terri Smith, 11740 U.S. 42 N., Plain City, OH 43064.
 
If submitting photos digitally:
E-mail entries with the subject line “Select Sires Photo Contest” to tsmith@selectsires.com. Digital images may also be sent on a CD by mail to the address above.
 
Photographers will receive photo credit for any photo used. By submitting contest photos you are granting Select Sires the rights to use said photos in promotional or educational materials. All entries submitted will become the property of Select Sires Inc. and could be used in future publications or projects. Photos will not be returned. If you have any questions please feel free to contact Terri Smith at (614) 873-4683 or by e-mail at tsmith@selectsires.com. Visit www.selectsires.com to access full contest rules and guidelines.
 
Based in Plain City, Ohio, Select Sires Inc. is North America’s largest A.I. organization and is comprised of 10 farmer-owned and -controlled cooperatives. As the industry leader, it provides highly fertile semen as well as excellence in service and programs to achieve its basic objective of supplying dairy and beef producers with North America’s best genetics at a reasonable price.

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