Credit union bringing back photo contest

In 2018, ORNL Federal Credit Union announced a photo contest encouraging local photographers of any skill level to submit their best photos of the Eastern Tennessee region that the credit union serves.

The 2019 calendars were sold at ORNL FCU branches with all proceeds benefitting the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital. At the end of the campaign, over 1,000 calendars were sold and $5,300 was raised for the hospital.

ORNL FCU recently announced that the photo contest for the monthly calendar is back for 2020. This year’s theme is The Beauty of East Tennessee. Beginning Aug. 1, the credit union will be accepting images that are unique to the area and reflect who we are as a community.

The deadline to submit images is August 23. Members of the community will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite photos September 9-20. The top 12 images will be published in ORNL FCU’s 2020 monthly calendar. The 2020 monthly calendar will be sold for $5 at all ORNL FCU branches with proceeds benefitting Smoky Mountain Service Dogs, an organization that provides service dogs to disabled veterans throughout the state of Tennessee.