The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau is currently seeking "stunning" photographs for its 2014 visitor guide.
The submission deadline is Aug. 2.
The theme of the 2014 guide will tie-in with the 150th anniversary of the signing of the Yosemite Grant by Abraham Lincoln. The grant set Yosemite Valley and Mariposa Grove aside for protection.
Specific photos the bureau is looking for are landscape and wildlife of Yosemite, attractions and activities to see and do throughout Madera County, downtown photos of each community in Madera County, and county events.
Historic photos showcasing the same area or activity, are also sought.
The cover photo will feature Yosemite Valley or Mariposa Grove in commemoration of the Yosemite Grant.
The Yosemite Sierra Visitors Bureau accepts submission of photographs each year for inclusion in the annual Yosemite Sierra Visitors Guide. The Sierra Star publishes the full-color 52-page guide and 100,000 copies are printed to promote tourism and serve as a planning guide for travellers. The guides are distributed throughout California, the U.S. and internationally.
Photographers must have the rights to all photos and model releases are necessary for all photos that are chosen. Photo submission guidelines and model releases can be downloaded at sierrastar.com/ysvb.
Send CD submissions to: Sierra Star, attention YSVB photos, P.O Box 305, Oakhurst, Calif., 93644, or email submissions to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can view the 2013 guide at yosemitethisyear.com/vg.