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Knox County Literacy Program
The Knox County Literacy Program provides help to adults who wish to learn to read, or to improve their reading skills. The assistance and materials of this library sponsored program are free of charge. Trained tutors are matched with adults who seek assistance.

The literacy program is located at the library's Meeting House, 521 N. 6th Street in Vincennes. For more information about the literacy program, phone (812) 886-4380 ext. 34.

125th Anniversary Photo Contest
Photo Contest Rules
The Knox County Public Library 2014 Photo Contest begins September 1, 2014 and ends November 28, 2014, at 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST). By submitting an entry, each contestant agrees to the rules of the contest and states that they are 18 years old or older.
Who may enter:
Photographers who are 18 years old or older. Employees and trustees of the Knox County Public Library including children, siblings and spouses and others living in their households are not eligible. The Knox County Public Library will determine winners’ eligibility in its sole discretion.
What to enter:
Two contest categories are drawn from subjects of special interest.
The Library Buildings: to include the Main Library at 502 N. 7th Street. McGrady Brockman, 614 N. 7th St, Fortnightly, 421 N. 6th Street and the Meeting House, 521 N. 6th St. and any of their features.
People & the Library Experience: Individuals from all walks of life, of all ages and all descriptions using the library or library services. Please secure photo releases from patrons or personally selected models. Events, objects or programs connecting the Library to people’s enjoyment of reading, media, information networking, history or their cultural heritage; Photographs that can tell us what it means to be a library patron and provide a sense of what it is like to have this community resource.
Photographs must have been shot by the entrant since January 1, 2014.
Cropped photos are eligible in all categories. We do not accept digitally or otherwise enhanced or altered photos. Minor adjustments, including spotting, dodging and burning, sharpening, contrast and slight color adjustment or the digital equivalents, are acceptable for all categories. If the judges determine that a photographer has altered his or her photo, they reserve the right to remove the photo .
For a photo in which a person is recognizable, you must secure a model release from the subject or, in the case of a minor, the subject’s parent or guardian and provide it to KCPL upon request. A sample release is available.
Photographs that have won any other contests are not eligible. We define winning as having won a grand prize or 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place overall. Photos that violate or infringe upon another person's rights, including but not limited to copyright, are not eligible.

How to enter:
Please submit photographs and requested information on-line to We do not accept photographs submitted through the mail. Submit no more than ten (10) photographs per category. We do not accept more than one contestant per e-mail address.
High-quality scans of non-digital photographs are acceptable. Digital photographs should be taken at the highest resolution possible. Use the on-line entry form on our website. Complete a separate form for each photo submitted. Photographs must be in a .jpeg, .jpg or .gif format. Files submitted may not be larger than 5Mb. The 20 finalists will be asked to submit a high-resolution file or an original negative, print or slide. Original negatives, prints, or slides will be returned to finalists.
KCPL may collect a photograph’s metadata upon entry.
You retain your rights to your photograph; however, by entering the contest, you grant the KCPL (and those authorized by the KCPL) a royalty-free, world-wide, perpetual, non-exclusive license to publicly display, distribute, reproduce, and create derivative works of the entries, in whole or in part, in any media now existing or later developed, for any KCPL purpose, including, but not limited to, advertising and promotion of the magazine and its website, exhibition, and commercial products. Any photograph reproduced will include a photographer credit as feasible. KCPL will not be required to pay any additional consideration or seek any additional approval in connection with such uses.
Entry deadline:
All entries must be received by 3pm Eastern Time on November 28, 2014.
Judging of the annual contest will be conducted by the two KCPL Board members and selected professional photographers. Winning photographs will be announced in spring 2015.
KCPL will notify the winner via the contact information provided at the time of entry; the KCPL may disqualify anyone who fails to respond to the notification within five business days.
We will select 10 finalists per category. Three category winners will be selected, for each category. The grand prize winner will be chosen from 20 finalists.
The 20 finalists will be notified of their status by February 20, 2015 and will appear on our web site in March 2015.
The 20 final photographs will be printed, matted and on display in the Main Library.
At that time, the public can vote on our web site or at the library for one Readers’ Choice winner from the twenty finalists. An individual is allowed only one vote. The reader’s choice winner will be revealed online in spring 2015.
The contest is void where prohibited or restricted by law. KCPL reserves the right to cancel the contest or modify these rules at its discretion. In the event of a dispute regarding the winners, the KCPL reserves the right to award or not award the prizes in its sole discretion. KCPL reserves the right to disqualify any entrant whose entry or conduct appears in any way to: inhibit the enjoyment of others; tamper with the competition; violate these rules; infringe on the rights of third parties; or act in an unsportsmanlike or disruptive manner. Decisions of the Smithsonian are final.
Please do not contact us about the status of entries or judging.
Prizes: KCPL will award eight prizes, as follows:
Grand Prize: $250
Category Winners: The winners of each of the two categories will receive $50.
Readers' Choice: The winner of the Readers’ Choice award will receive $50.

One cash prize per person; winners may receive additional noncash prizes. Winners must sign a release and license, declaration of eligibility, and will be responsible for paying any taxes they may owe on a prize.
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