Kansas Sampler Foundation Calendar - October, 2018

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Inman, KS 67546
Phone: 620-585-2374


Best of Newton Photo Contest Newton area
The annual Best of Newton Photo Contest includes a new category featuring 10 landmarks and offers cash prizes and a chance for winning photos to be displayed at the Meridian Center in 2019. The landmarks are Athletic Park, Bethel College, Centennial Park, downtown Newton, Harvey County Historical Museum, Kauffman Museum, Newton train depot, the Old Mill, Sand Creek Trail and Warkentin House Museum. The landmarks selected are featured in the "Kansas Guidebook For Explorers 2" by Marci Penner and WenDee Rowe. The open category also returns, and any photograph taken in the Newton area is eligible for submission. Prizes are offered in both categories. In the landmark category, three overall winners will be chosen from submitted entries. First place winner will receive $200 cash. Second place winner will receive $100 cash. Third place winner will receive $50 cash. All three overall winning photos will be printed and displayed at the Meridian Center through 2019. Additional photos may also be displayed. Photographers may submit up to 10 entries. In the open class category, six winners will be chosen. First place will receive a $100 Chamber Check. Second place will receive a $50 Chamber Check. Third place will receive a $20 Chamber Check. Three additional honorable mention winners will each receive a $10 Chamber Check. Photographers may submit up to three entries. All high resolution entries in either category will also be considered for inclusion in the 2019 Best of Newton Calendar. There is no charge to enter either category. Judges will consider appeal of the image to potential visitors, technical merit and creativity. To be considered for the 2019 Best of Newton Calendar or display at the Meridian Center, photos must be at least 300 dpi. Photographers may live outside of Harvey County. The deadline to enter is Oct. 26. Winners will be announced in early November. More information and entry forms are available at ToNewton.com/best-of-newton-photo-contest-2018.html. Entry forms are also available at City Hall, Newton Public Library and Newton Area Chamber of Commerce. The contest is sponsored by Newton Convention & Visitors Bureau. For more information, call 316-284-3642.

Notorious Salina - The Naughty and the Nice Smoky Hill Museum, 8th and Iron
Rabble-rousers, rascals and ruffians. Kansas has had her share – and so has Saline County. Join John Burchill as he introduces you to some of the colorful and charismatic people who helped make Salina and the surrounding area what it is today. Meet a Salina woman who wielded an ax before Carry, a prominent madam, a sheriff who ended up on the wrong side of the law and many more. Burchill is an associate professor of criminal justice at Kansas Wesleyan University, member of the Humanities Kansas speaker’s bureau, author, historian and sought-after speaker. This free presentation is hosted by the Smoky Hill Museum on Thursday, October 4, from 5:30-6:30 p.m.