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Capture balloon photos to enter WCN photo contest

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October 16, 2015, 10:00pm
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Take your best shot of the 2015 Texas Balloon Spectacular in Floresville, TX October 16-18 and win a prize. Enter your photo from the event in the The Texas Balloon Spectacular Photo Contest 2015, sponsored by the Wilson County News, and thousands will see your spectacular winning photo!


First and Second Prize Winners will be selected in the following categories:
- Youth -- under Age 17
- Adult -- Age 17 and above.

In addition to having their winning photo featured in Wilson County News print and online editions, and on the Texas Balloon Spectacular website, winners will also receive one of the following prizes:
- A family four-pack to Flipz Trampoline Park
- A lovely gift basket from Wicks by LDippary Studio
- Dinner for two at Lew’s Patio & Grill
- A gift certificate to South Texas Golf Pro-Shop

Photographs will be judged on originality, technical excellence, composition, overall impact and artistic merit. All decisions by the judges will be final and binding.


Simply put your name, age, address and phone number as well as a brief description of the photo on your email photo entry. Photos should be emailed to by midnight October 31, 2015. Photos without this information in full will be disqualified.

Entries are posted once a week on the Wilson County News Facebook page where they can be viewed and enjoyed by all throughout the contest. The contest will be accessible from the Wilson County News Facebook page at

Photos become property of Wilson County News. Winners will be notified in November through contact information provided. Winners may need to sign release forms upon acceptance of prizes.


The photo contest is open to amateur photographers of all ages who reside in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia. Children under 13 need parent or guardian permission to enter. This contest is void outside the United States and where prohibited. Photos must be of the 2015 Texas Balloon Spectacular to qualify. By entering this competition, you agree to these entry rules and the following legal conditions. A list of winning entrants is available by sending a request and self-addressed envelope to Wilson County News, 1012 C Street, Floresville, Texas 78114.

-By submitting photograph, you are declaring that this is your own photograph and you give permission for it to be published

-Limit ONE entry per photographer. The person entering the photo must be the same person who took the photo.

-Photographers should obtain parental consent if the content of the photo involves a child.

-Photos submitted become the property of the Wilson County News and they may be used in special promotions in the future. Photos submitted will NOT be returned.

-All photos submitted will be published online at and some may be published in the Wilson County News print and online editions.

-Deadline to enter is October 31, 2015, at midnight.

-Winners will be published in the Wilson County News.

-Employees of the Wilson County News and their immediate families are not eligible to enter.

Your Opinions and Comments

Elaine K.  
October 17, 2015 9:37am
Event organizers have said there will be no shuttle service for over flow parking at the Floresville Event Center. This morning's balloon launch went beautifully and parking was adequate. Traffic was being handled smoothly entering... More ›

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