Summer is officially here, which means a number of things. This is the time of year when your trusty Kenwood Press goes on vacation (sort of) since we do not – repeat – do not, publish a July 15 issue. Our small staff established this break many moons ago to preserve our sanity and save a few trees at the same time. However, we’ll be in and out of the office, returning phone calls and emails, etc. Before you know it, we’ll all be back preparing the Aug. 1 issue. If there’s anything important going on, we’ll post it on our website (which has more activity than ever before), put it on our Facebook page (don’t forget to “Like” us), or tweet something on Twitter (you can join our expanding number of followers). Hmmm … thanks to the digital world, taking a vacation isn’t exactly what it used to be.
But while the Kenwood Press is having a recess, that doesn’t mean that you can take a break along with us. Yes, it’s time for our annual Pictures With The Press Summer Photo Contest. Some say winning our contest is akin to winning the Pulitzer Prize for photography, so this is your opportunity to hit the big time. Details can be found on page 22, but basically the rule is that you take a photo wherever you may be, and the Kenwood Press has be somewhere in the shot.
We’ve held this contest for many years now, and the Kenwood Press is clearly a well-traveled publication, having been on every continent on the planet, and been held by all sorts of people, from a Zulu warrior to a variety of famous actors to a wizened old Turkish woman. The first one of you to get the paper in outer space or in the hands of an extraterrestrial will win a special place on our Wall of Fame. Of course it’s not mandatory that you leave earth, or even Sonoma County, to take a winning shot. Thinking outside the box comes in handy, as with previous entries where people went scuba diving with a laminated paper, or ironed their Kenwood Press, or lined their bird cage with it.
Why not make an entire art installation out of copies of the paper, or a set of clothing, or a sail, or a suspension bridge? No guarantees you’ll win anything, but it’s worth a try. Good luck in your photographic efforts, and have fun!
Speaking of fun, don’t miss July 4 right here in Kenwood. Pancakes, footraces, a parade, jazz music, relaxing in Plaza Park – sounds good to us! See this story for all the details.