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2012 Photo Contest: Maine Volunteers in Action

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

volunteers carrying person in wheelchairHave you ever looked at a photo representing volunteers in action? Did you think
- "that's impressive" or
- "what a difference that makes" or
- "our volunteers do that kind of work"?

"Maine Volunteers in Action" is the biennial photo contest that gives your local volunteer program a chance to depict -- in one shot -- the difference volunteers make in your community.

The Maine Commission for Community Service is looking for digital pictures that show volunteers tackling serious issues like hunger, education,  literacy, health, safety, housing, transportation, and economic opportunity.

Maine volunteers contribute $1.1 billion worth of time, talent, and labor to meeting local needs. This contest is one of several events leading up to National Volunteer Week, the annual recognition of the essential role volunteer service plays in communities.

Telling the story of what volunteers accomplish through just one picture is a challenge but it's one way to recognize the volunteers you know and admire.

So we challenge you! Send us your best shots!

Winners will be selected in the categories of human needs, education, environment (including built environment such as housing), and public safety. For each category, a second place will also be selected.

Images selected for recognition will be unveiled at the annual Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism on April 17, 2012. They will also be featured on the marquee of volunteer Maine during the month of April and used in statewide volunteer outreach materials for the next two years as examples of the impact volunteers have in Maine communities.

Submission Deadline

Entries must be mailed or shipped on time to arrive by 4:30 pm on April 6, 2012 in order to be considered.

Volunteers Strengthen Communities. Picture It!