Bristol 4th Best of Show Photo of Lake Louise??? What happened?
For as long as I can remember, the Bristol 4th of July Photo Contest was open to Bristol residents and their photos of Bristol. This year, something funny happened.
Up until about four weeks before the judging of this year's winners, the contest rules clearly stated that the photos must be taken by residents within the town of Bristol. Then that phrase disappeared without any notice that I or associates saw.
So now we have a Best of Show that has nothing to do with Bristol, and nothing to do with the spirit of the 4th of July. What's up? How did that happen?
Why all of a sudden the change? And with all due respect to Maureen Krupa, her photos have nothing to do with Bristol. So, as a result, we now have a photo of a lake outside of the United States as The Best of Show. It's a nice picture, but ... Canada?
Please, Bristol 4th Committee, please return to photos of Bristol, by residents of Bristol. Keep it here like it always was.
Clearly the rules changes were quietly changed. Why? We'll probably never really know. However, we can ask that the old rules be reinstated.
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