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Attention amateur photographers!


Take a shot of Windsor Castle Park — or a happening there — and enter The Smithfield Times Windsor Castle Park photo of the week contest.

Weekly winners will be printed in The Smithfield Times and entered into a year-end prize drawing in December. Photos are judged by The Smithfield Times news staff and local professional photographers. Judging criteria is based on exposure, lighting, composition and subject. One submission per person per week and photos must have been taken within the past year. To enter, send your JPEG digital image by 4 p.m. Friday to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . Include name, address, phone number, age and any additional information about the photograph. 

For more information,  calls news editor Diana McFarland at 357-3288.


Smfd. Times staffers take several top writing awards

Smithfield Times News Editor Diana McFarland earned three first-place writing awards for business, governmental and public safety stories during the Virginia Press Association’s annual news and advertising competition.

Staff writer Abby Proch also earned a first place award for education writing, and Editor John Edwards earned a second place award for editorial writing.

The awards were given for competition with other non-daily newspapers of similar circulation. They were presented during the association’s annual news and advertising meeting held at the Short Pump Hilton this weekend. ...(Subscribe!)


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