Photos A-Z: Let the challenge begin!

V for Vanessa. ๐Ÿ“ท Vanessa Curry

The great outdoors can be even greater if you look close enough. Through the month of May, join The Tyler Loop’s A to Z Photography Challenge featuring unintended designs by humans and nature. We hope you join us in our search for objects, animals or plants that contain an element that can easily be recognized as a letter of the alphabet, as the V made by goat horns, photographed here.

  1. Photographs should be in focus and the letter easily recognized.
  2. Avoid human made signs or letters.
  3. Limit your search to public places unless you have permission to go onto private property.
  4. Staged and internet photos will not be accepted.
  5. Get as close as you can to the object you are photographing and fill the frame with the image.
  6. Send a digital copy of your photograph(s) as an attachment to [email protected] as a jpg with a minimum 100 dpi. Photographs sent to The Tyler Loop through Instagram and Facebook are allowed.
  7. Loop staff members will select the best photo of each letter and publish the entire alphabet selection on our webpage, giving each selected photographer credit.
  8. Authors of winning photographs will receive two free tickets to our upcoming show, Real Stories, Real Funny, featuring storytelling and stand up comedy.

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Vanessa E. Curry is a journalist with nearly 35 years of experience as a writer, editor and instructor. She earned a B.S. degree in Mass Communication from Illinois State University and a MSIS degree from The University of Texas at Tyler with emphasis on journalism, political science and criminal justice. She has worked newspaper in Marlin, Henderson, Tyler and Jacksonville, Texas as well as in Columbia Tennessee. Vanessa also was a journalism instructor at the UT-Tyler and Tennessee Tech University. Her writing has been recognized by the State Bar of Texas, Texas Associated Press Managing Editors, Dallas Press Club, and Tennessee Press Association. She currently is working on publishing two books: "Lies and Consequences: The Trials of Kerry Max Cook," and "A Gold Medal Man, A biography of Kenneth L. "Tug" Wilson.