Contact: Mary Potter                                                                          FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

July 20, 2012                                                                         

Cell Phone: 816-797-4870


Blue Springs, Missouri – Calling all photographers!  The Blue Springs Historical Society is holding a depot photo contest.  The calendar will tell the story of the depot from the Save Our Depot rally in front of the depot, July 28, 2011, moving day, June 29, 2012 and today at its new home in Central Park.

Only color photos may be submitted using a minimum of 4 megapixel camera with a 300 dpi.  Contestants may submit a maximum of five (5) photos with a maximum of two (2) photos to be included in the calendar. The photographer should submit a caption for each photo submitted along with their contact information.  The winning photographers will receive recognition in the caption of their picture and a free calendar.  The Blue Springs Historical Society has set Friday, August 17, 2012, as the deadline to receive photos.  All submitted photos become the property of the Blue Springs Historical Society.  The December 2012 through December 2013 calendar will go on sale in September. Photos and their information may be emailed to Michele Cole at or mailed to Blue Springs Historical Society, P.O. Box 762, Blue Springs, MO 64013 with attention Michele Cole.   

Twenty-six supporters of the Save Our Depot, move and restoration, are being given the opportunity of advertising at the bottom of a month.  There will be two advertisements on each of the 13 months.  The size of an ad is 1 1/3” x 5” width with a cost of $75.00.

Mary Potter, Blue Springs Historical Society, president and chair of Save Our Depot, said, “This calendar will become a part of our city’s history by recording the story of our community’s efforts to save a small but significant piece of our history.”  


Michele Cole, Photo Contest Chair, or 816.229.1065

Mary Potter, Advertising Supporter Chair, or 816.797.4870