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Festival of Books 2013

Literary Photo Contest—Point, Shoot, and Enter to Win

Does your camera (or camera phone) bring out your creative streak? Put your talent to work!

Jane Austen Day

Photo courtesy Flickr user Daz Smith.

The University of Southern California and the L.A. Times invite YOU to submit an original photo that captures a literary moment—favorite reading spot, recreation of a scene from a book, interpretation of a book title, improvised book cover, or interpretations of literary authors, figures, or characters.

Dr. Seuss costume

Photo by Flickr user LibrarianJill.

Dress up as a beloved book character, sketch your favorite scene from literature, act out a memorable literary moment—capture it with a photo and you could be a winner!

Judges will be looking for your interpretation and commentary on a literary work. Top prizes include a Barnes and Noble Nook e-reader and gift cards. Contest is open until April 12, 2013.

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Book Maze reader

Photo courtesy Flickr user Rosapolis.

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Contest runs from 9 am PT on 3/11/13 to 9 am PT on 4/12/13. Contest limited to amateur photographers (earning less than 10% of income from photography) only. Contest open to legal U.S. residents of 50 US or DC who are 18 or older as of 3/1/13. Void where prohibited. To enter, submit your original photo of your interpretation of a book at this site or by mail to Festival of Books Photo Contest, 3434 S. Grand Avenue, CAL-140, Los Angeles, CA 90089-2818 postmarked by 4/8/13 & received by 4/12/13. Mail-in entries must include name, home address, DOB, phone number, & email address. 1 First Prize: Barnes & Noble Nook e-reader. ARV: $200.00. 2 Honorable Mention prizes: $100 Barnes & Noble gift card. Total ARV of all prizes: $400.00. For Official Rules, visit Sponsors: University of Southern California, BKS 400, MC 2542, 3551 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089 and Los Angeles Times Communications LLC, 202 West First Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Read complete the contest rules.