Photo contest heats up for summer season

Up until now, we’ve been playing around with our photo contests illustrating the “seasons” of Las Vegas.

Sure, we got lucky with that freak snowstorm in December when seeking the best winter shots. We received both beauty — snow blanketing Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area — and fun — snowmen and frolicking dogs.

Next was spring and flowers, flowers, flowers, with an occasional butterfly, bee or bird thrown in for good measure.

Today starts the season Las Vegas is famous for: blistering, sizzling, rotisserie-ing — anybody getting hungry? — all out sun-in-your-face summer. It puts the “d” in desert, baby. Spell it H-O-T.

So, hit us with your best shots. Show us blasts of heat and the many ways we fight against it in Las Vegas and its environs. Your photos can be dramatic or silly, desperate or, best of all, prize-winning. The person who takes the shot that impresses us most wins $100.

E-mailed photos should be 200 dpi and 5 inches wide or larger. We’ll also accept good quality prints, but you won’t get them back. There’s a limit of two photos per person.

It’s important to include caption information explaining what is going on and when and where the picture was taken.

The deadline is Aug. 25.

Upload your photos to or e-mail them to spadgett@ You also can mail them to Summer Photos, Las Vegas Review-Journal, P.O. Box 70, Las Vegas, NV 89125. Whatever route you take, include your full name, age, address and a daytime phone number in case we have questions.

The winning photo and other entries we like will appear in an upcoming Living section and online.

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