DOVER -- It's time for you shutterbugs to get to work! The 2012 Tuscarawas SWCD photo contest has begun and this year we want to see what enjoying life in the country means to you with our theme "Country Comforts."

Photos must be taken in Tuscarawas County and may not be digitally enhanced. The contest is open to amateur photographers 18 years and up. Photos may be color or black-and-white. Photos need to be 5x7 or 8x10 printed on photo paper. Matting and frames are allowed but not required. They must have at least a clear sheet protector.

An entry form (available at must accompany each photo. Each applicant may submit no more than three entries.

The winning top three entries will not be returned and Tuscarawas SWCD reserves the right to use the photographs in publications or for promotional purpose.

Winners will be posted on the website on Oct. 5. Non-winning entries may be picked up from the Tuscarawas SWCD office within a two week time-frame after Oct. 5.

Visit the website to see a complete list of guidelines for the 2012 Photo Contest. The top three winning entries will receive Tuscarawas County Chamber of Commerce Chamber Bucks.

Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Sept. 21 to the Tuscarawas SWCD office 2201-B Progress St., Dover, OH 44622.