Town holding high school photo contest for new website

Southold Town will launch a new website later this year, and for the next two weeks, local high school students have a chance to take part in its creation.

The town’s Youth Bureau is hosting a contest for Southold Town students in grades 7 through 12, who are invited to submit photographs showing what Southold means to them. The winning photo will be featured on the home page of the new website.

“It could be a beach scene, a tractor, anything local,” said Youth Bureau adviser Phillip Beltz, who is helping to coordinate the contest.

Students have until May 7 to submit their photos by email to [email protected], along with their name, grade and school. The town will accept one entry per student and the file size cannot be more than 1.5 Mb.

The contest will be judged by students who are members of the town’s Youth Bureau. Students who submit photos will be honored with proclamations and prizes at a future Town Board meeting.

“It’s going to be very snappy,” Mr. Beltz said of the website, which will allow department heads to update their department’s pages on a regular basis. The town has not yet hired a firm to design the site.

Mr. Beltz is in the process of setting up a community meeting in May to get comments from residents on what they’d like to see on the website.

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