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LAKE PLACID – The Lake Placid Institute invites all students attending school or residing in Adirondack Park to participate in its upcoming annual photography and poetry competitions.

“24 hours: a photographic interpretation of life in the Adirondacks” is open to all high school students. Submissions can be in color or black and white and must be shot in the Adirondack region. There is no restriction on the subject. Each photo must be accompanied by a short essay, between 50 and 150 words, describing the photographer’s vision and interpretation. The submission deadline is January 31, 2022.

This year’s photography competition will be judged by Emily Vallée, an artist and educator based in Saratoga Springs.

Cash prizes of $ 200, $ 100 and $ 50 will be awarded to the first, second and third place submissions. Photos will also be selected for Honorable Mention, Jury Choice and LPI Board Choice. All photographic submissions and accompanying essays will be published in a booklet, and all submissions will be matted, framed, and displayed at the Lake Placid Center for the Arts.

“The Great Adirondack Youth Poetry Contest” is open to all students from grades 1 to 12. All entries must be original and must be titled. Poems can be of any length and in any form of verse, with no restrictions on the theme. Entries are limited to two poems per person and must be submitted by email or postmark to the Lake Placid Institute by March 1, 2022.

Selected poems from each year will be published in an attractive booklet titled “Words of the woods”. This year’s competition will be judged by the Poetry Group of Saranac Lake. The Lake Placid Institute hopes to hold an awards ceremony in April, during which young poets read their work.

For submission guidelines and additional information on competitions, visit the institute’s website at

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