Submissions sought for First Friday photo contest


Parks Arts Culture and Tourism (PACT) and the Rome Art Association have extended their downtown photo contest, which will now accept submissions through Friday, Oct. 12.

Submissions must be taken downtown during PACT’s First Friday events, which offer downtown entertainment on the first Friday of the month.

There are two more First Fridays — Sept. 7 and Oct. 5 — to take photos for submission. For the purposes of the contest, PACT defines downtown as being in or around the West Dominick Arts District, Fort Stanwix National Monument, and the Gansevoort Park/Rome Historical Society area.

To submit a photo, email it to All persons recognizable in the photo must sign a photo release form, available on the Rome Art Association Facebook page under “menu.”

Prizes include the chance at photo publication in the Daily Sentinel, photo use in future PACT advertising, a free yearlong membership with the Rome Art Association, a gift certificate to Copper City Brewing Co., and a free year of access to Positively Rome’s bike sharing program. The winner agrees to share with PACT a high resolution copy of the photo, and to release to PACT the rights to use the photo in future advertising.

For more information on the photo contest or PACT, visit For more information on the Rome Art Association, visit


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